Key Design Elements in Fabric Structure Development

March 13, 2019
A white paper for knowing what design elements to look for when purchasing a fabric structure

Fabric structures have come a long way since the late 20th century. Twenty years ago, no one would have discussed the fabric structure industry as a source of permanent buildings.  

Recent technical and material advances have put the fabric structure sector on par with traditional construction. Simply stated, today's fabric structures are built to last, but not all structures are equal to the task of being functionally durable.​      Fabric buildings, also known as tensioned fabric membrane structures, consist of a large piece of fabric tensioned over a steel frame structure. ​    Recent progressive advances in materials and design call for an assessment of where things stand today. Knowing what to look for provides the opportunity to make an informed decision about the options that are available when purchasing a fabric structure.​ Custom engineering is required for any building with an expectation of permanence. In this white paper, we look at overall design, engineering, and installation.      

​Download Calhoun Super Structures'  White Paper to learn more about the advancements in Fabric Structures and how we can be a solution.