Large fabric structures have generally been thought of as those that have a fabric surface area greater than 1000 square metres. These structures may be described as single surfaces or panels in the form of one of the classic hypars, barrel vaults, cones, panels with single or crossing arches - or a combination.
Larger fabric structures can also be made from several modules or panels of similar forms to build up a substantial sized structure. The multiple panels might be arranged in a linear layout, or in a circular or oval pattern commonly found in stadia roofs. The boundaries are defined structurally and geometrically by straight or curved elements such as arches, edge beams and cables. The prestress forces from adjacent panels often counterbalance and the more efficient structures have a larger degree of symmetry and continuity such as a complete "bicycle wheel" for the roof a major sports stadium.
and some more projects
The following articles are in random order:
Entrant: Light Weight Structures
- Category: 4 ID Number: 4351
- Location: Mooloolaba
- Client: Mooloolaba Bowls Club
- Completion Date: November 2011
- Structural Engineer: Jeremy Hunter
- Specialists: Trevor Scott Building Designer
- Builder: Light Weight Structures
- Fabricator: Stanfast
- Installer: Light Weight Structures
"An elegant project - the best of the bowling club offerings. As well as taking care of core business, the structure lends some design distinction to a town not oversupplied with architectural gems."
APPLICATION OF PROJECT: Bowling Green Canopy
The project covered two bowling greens each measuring 1240 sqmts for a total undercover area of the tensile structure 3253 sqmts. Fabric roofing was the superior choice of roofing material over metal roofing, as fabric offers translucency of natural light during daylight hours and with the use of energy efficient up lights an aesthetically favorable backlit effect at night with the added benefit of shadow free reflected lighting to the bowling arena.
The structural design features leaning arches and valley cables spanning the width of the structure forming a Ridge and Valley canopy. The ends of structure are curved/closed encapsulating artificial nighttime light within the roof canopy minimizing the nighttime light spillage and annoyance to neighboring properties.
Marassi Beach Resort, Egypt
APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
Shading systems: The Marassi beach Clubhouse, resort villas, and spas required a large range of shading systems.
Marassi is a Mediterranean‐styled resort development sprawling across 1,544 acres of pristine waterfront. Situated along the magical shores of Sidi Abdul Rahman bay, the resort is close to Alexandria and a few miles away from the historic city of El Alamein.
The Marassi beach Clubhouse, resort villas, and spas required a large range of shading systems. The main circular bar area was covered using a multi‐layered shade sail system with one central connection post. Selected outdoor seating areas were also shaded using a series of smaller hypar‐shade sails grouped into multiple rectangular configurations. The finished design incorporates a total of 66 posts, 2 diamond shaped sails, 4 triangular sails and 21 rectangular hypar sails.
Entrant: Geometal Limited
Category: 4 ID Number: 4166
Location: Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Client: D Land Group Co., Ltd
Completion Date: July 2012
Architect: Contour Co., Ltd
Structural Engineer: EDMA Co., Ltd
Specialists: Enplus Co., Ltd
Builder: Cho Rungrot Co., Ltd
Fabricator: Fastech Co., Ltd
"Contemporary structures have departed this dramatic curved shape tensiles, a nice return to Otto era."
"Seems an imaginative and successful answer to the challenge of unifying a shopping centre in need of some focus. The geometry of the main roof form adds interest to what could have been merely a pragmatic solution."
DESIGN / FABRICATION / INSTALLATION BRIEF
Our company was taking roles as design and engineer being a reason that the architect for the project came up only concept with an idea to cover void in center of life style shopping using fabric structure.
First concept was single conical, however, this was changed to one high point and one low point later to create new shape and allow wind to flow downward to space below.
Engineering works also include form-finding, structure analysis, CFD analysis, detailing design, Installation method.
APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
Sports stadium on top of a multi-level car park
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Sportsfield Car Park project was part of the construction of a $27 million multi-story car park at the QUT Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane. The roof-level is home to a FIFA accredited sports field, developed as part of the long-term expansion plans for the University.
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Sportsfield Car Park features a FIFA-accredited sports field on the roof of the AUD$27 million multi-level car park. This unique project included the design and construction of the steel, PTFE fabric membrane, fall arrest mesh, static line and score board.
Rio Tinto Stadium
Entrant: Structurflex Ltd - Engineering Fabrication Installation
Location: Sandy - Salt Lake City Utah USA
Client: Salt Lake County - Utah & Real Salt Lake
Architect: Rossetti Architects
Struct. Eng.: Wade Design Engineers & Wayne Rendely PE
Builder: Turner Construction
Entrant: MakMax Australia
Category: 4 ID Number: 4301
Location: Fairfield Rd, Cabramatta NSW
Client: Paynter Dixon Constructions Pty Ltd
Completion Date: October 2011
Structural Engineer: Xiang Du, Fabspan
Builder: Paynter Dixon Constructions Pty Ltd
Fabricator: MakMax Australia
APPLICATION OF PROJECT: long span sporting arena roof.
Sun safety in sport is a growing concern across all sectors of our community. Providing a playing surface protected from harmful sun is vital to the continuity of some sports. The sport of lawn bowls in particular have realised this is especially true for their aging demographic and shrinking membership.
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