UseCustom tensile membrane structures
CharacteristicsSpecially designed cables and fittings, customized, range of highly engineered membrane materials, cold-formed carbon support structures, sustainable, low maintenance
FabriTec Structures designs and builds commercial tensile membrane awning structures. Inspired by the 19th-century awnings that lined Main Street USA’s storefronts, hotels, and restaurants, their awning structures are the next step in the evolution of the form. FabriTec’s 21st-century tensile awnings feature progressive design concepts and advanced materials like ETFE, PTFE, and PVC membranes. The unique designs blur the lines between traditional awnings and contemporary tensile membrane structures.
Tensile membrane awnings provide shade for windows, UV protection for storefront displays, act as a windbreak, provide protection from rain or snow, and reduce thermal heat transfer. Lab tests show that awnings can reduce the temperature as much as 20 degrees in their coverage area. These advanced awnings are low maintenance, provide abundant amounts of filtered daylight, and are sustainable.
FabriTec has a long history of developing tensile structure projects in both design-build and design-assist roles.
- Steel fabrication
- Membrane and cable manufacturing
- Project and construction management
- ETFE foil
- PVC fabrics
- Support structures, cables, fittings
- Cold-formed carbon steel