Industrial Shadeports

Fabric structures have many applications at schools and parks, from playgrounds and bleachers to walkways. Fabric Structures are not only practical, they also add color and status.

Most structures are custom made to fit the required space but some basic understanding is helpful to assist in decision making.

Please feel free to contact us via phone or email to discuss your options.

In the meantime, here is a little primer on the concept...

FABRIC STRUCTURES CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO BASIC CATEGORIES

Drape over structures (The fabric is draped over and supported by a frame) and Tensile structures (The fabric is tensioned between structural supports)

DRAPE OVER STRUCTURES

  • The fabric is draped over and supported by a frame
  • Structures can be square, rectangular, triangular, hexagon or most other shapes
  • Structures are generally symmetrical
  • Structures can be connected so that supports are shared between structures
  • Structures can cantilever (hang over) with supports on one side or in the center
No Equal Design

TENSILE STRUCTURES

  • The fabric is tensioned between structural supports
  • The best tensile structures are synclastic or anticlast
  • Structures can be square, rectangular, triangular, hexagon or most other shapes
  • Structures can be attached to existing buildings or structures