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Fabric Structures Are Versatile and Can Easily Cover Large Areas Due To Their Light Weight

Fabric Structures

Fabric Structures provide solutions for a wide range of applications. Architectural awnings can be used for salt storage, warehousing, agricultural buildings, yurt designs, riding arenas, aviation facilities, golf course shelters, recreation buildings, and much more.

PSE provides municipal engineering for commercial canopies and awnings. Tensioned Fabric Structures can be used for government or public works projects such as:

  • Post offices
  • Park shelters
  • Schools
  • Recreational facilities
  • Salt storage
  • Waste/recycling
  • Temporary fire, rescue, & EMS departments
  • Prisons
  • Wash down structures
  • Portable command centers

Architectural canopies and awnings are today’s preferred choice whenever a dramatic, unique architectural statement using green engineering is called for.

Cover What You Value

If you need a temporary or modular fabric structure or building to provide protection from the weather, contain an area, or serve as storage space, but you don’t want to spend the money to construct a conventional building, then an architectural canopy or awning is the perfect solution. More importantly, you can have it now! A temporary architectural awning used as a building or shelter can be designed and engineered by a trusted structural engineering firm like Precision Structural Engineering.

The basic types of tension fabric structures are cable domes, mast-supported, arch-supported, radial tent, and saddle roofs. In these types of fabric structures, the distinction between roof and wall is indistinct. Tension fabric structures can economically span large distances without internal obstructions or the need for any mechanical systems. An architectural canopy engineer will help design your fabric structure to meet your needs, along with your local building department requirements.

Fabric structures and buildings can come with steel or aluminum trusses. All components are either hot-dipped galvanized, anodized structural aluminum, or high strength powder coating finishes. Complete fasteners and cable systems are galvanized, stainless, or otherwise corrosion resistant to offer decades of maintenance-free service while meeting all building codes.

Tensile fabric structures and cable mast supported structures are also known as tensile structures. This type of fabric architecture offers innovative forms of green construction combined with art and imagination that provide designers and end users with a variety of aesthetic free-form architectural canopy, roof, and shade sail designs.

Tensile membrane structures are most often used as large span roofs as they can economically and attractively span large distances. Steady technological progress has increased the popularity of membrane-roofed and fabric structures. The low weight of the materials makes construction much more economical and easier than standard designs, especially when vast open spaces have to be covered. PSE is a structural engineering firm well versed in fabric structures, architectural canopies, and architectural awnings. Call today to discuss your needs.