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What makes aircraft hangars tensile structure so attractive?

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Aircraft hangar tensile structure? Really? It could be surprising, we know, but it’s not rare. A fun fact: tensile materials were first invented to be used as coatings for aerospace items. So it must not come as a shock that tensile structures are being used in the construction of aircraft hangers. If you have been thinking that how can a flexible, lightweight and elastic material turn as a shed for aero planes, you have been getting it all wrong. In this brief blog we will explain why. We will also list out some of the properties of tensile structure that makes them fit to be used as cover for this huge flying machine. Read on.
·It’s elastic and flexible – but that doesn’t mean its liquid. In fact, elasticity helps a lot in forming new shapes and designs. As you already know, tensile structure is nothing but a combination of curves balanced by a force of tension. The flexibility offered by tensile materials makes their cutting, welding and forming easier.
·Prefabrication aids quicker…

4 Benefits of Swimming Pool Tensile Cover

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Do you own a swimming pool? Do you like paddling up and down your pool under the shade from the sun? Have you heard about swimming pool tensile cover? Yes? No? No problem. We are here to help you out. While it’s true that not all of us are blessed with a sprawling swimming pool in our backyard, some among us, who indeed are, find it utterly useless when the sun goes overhead. Is the scourge of summer sun keeping you out? If it is, it’s about to change.
It is particularly very difficult to construct a swimming pool cover made from brick concrete, courtesy huge cost and much time involved. But it’s not time to lose your hope yet. With swimming pool tensile cover, you can solve this twin problem of cost and time with one stroke, along with getting a lot of benefits. In this blog, we will list out at least 4 advantages of using a tensile cover over your swimming pool. Read on.
·At a fraction of cost and time – it is a well-known fact that tensile structures cost a fraction and take a lo…

What is the difference between – a patio, deck, pergola and gazebo?

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Gone are the days when houses used to be a somber assemble of burnt bricks and dried plasters. With the advent of tensile structures and innovation in building architects, the very design and utility of homes and their adjoining outdoor spaces are witnessing a sea change. With the introduction of new structures like patio, deck, gazebo and pergola, the landscape of simple home has changed forever. But many a times, we find it difficult to differentiate between these terms. Through this blog, we will try to make their meanings a little more clear. Patio – derived by the Spanish word Patio, which means the courtyard of the house or building. But the English term is different from the courtyard because unlike them, a patio need not be surrounded by walls. There can be different types of patio designs patio umbrella like detached patio, wraparound patio, entry patio etc. They can be made from different materials like concrete, pavers, flagstone, rock etc. Keeping in mind the surrounding …

Searching for prefabricated structures? Visit BKF

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When was the last time you saw a big bridge being constructed wholly on-site? Maybe long ago. The tedious, often annoying, method of construction has now almost been completely replaced by prefabricated structures. The need to do it quick, sleek and without taking much space has forced people to look for alternative mode of constructions. Prefabrication is one of them. But the use of prefabricated structures in not limited to big bridges only. Nowadays they are being used in small constructions.
Prefabrication is a process in which a big structure is disunited into smaller ones and each unit is manufactured at different locations. Once designed they are transported, either wholly assembled or partially assembled, to its destination. There are many reasons for opting prefabrications. One, it seeks to concentrate similar works together. This avoids the need to shift workers to every location. Second, since different units are manufactured at different places, it helps in overcoming th…

Which Material is Best Suited for Hotel Tensile Structure?

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Tensile structure for hotel? Yeah! You read that right. As crazy and rare as it may sound, believe me it’s not. Most of the hotels and resorts around the globe are ‘resorting’ to the use of tensile structure to speed up the construction and get it done at a fraction of what a traditional building might cost. Want to build a brand new hotel? Try tensile structure. Want to expand your existing hotel? Want to add few more structures to it? There’s nothing better than tensile structure for hotel.
But how exactly do you make the right choice? Is there a readily available guide to help you out? Yes, there is. You can visit here (Tensile Fabric Structure ‘step-by-step guide to construct a tensile structure’) to learn how to build a tensile structure, step-by-step. To learn more about how to choose the best tensile material for tensile structure. In this blog, we will look at some of the materials that can be used in tensile structure for hotel. In brief.
No lack of options
The list of mate…

Retractable tensile structure roofs: Need, design and benefit

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You went to watch your favorite match and the rain ruined the play. Wouldn’t you be frustrated? I would be if I were you. It seems a bit unfair. You took all the trouble to go and watch the game but the rains played spoilsport. It might have been one such instance that prompted the invention of retractable tensile structure roofs. As the name suggests, they can be opened and closed at will unlike the traditional concrete slabs that just stays there. Originally designed to ward off rains over a sporting arena, they soon widened in use and found their place in common homes as well.
More like a sky facing window
When the weather is fine and you feel like peeking out, is it not a smart conception to have your roof designed in such a way that it can be opened and closed at your will? Retractable roof structure does exactly that. Made from flexible materials like plastics, fibers and their derivatives like nylon, vinyl etc. the roofs are designed to exceptionally flexible in operation. The…

6 Facts about Fabric Tensile Structure

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Tensile Structures are the structures which involve only tension and there is no involvement of compression or bending in such structures. This is because Tensile Structure is supported by compression or bending elements. Here are 6 facts about fabric tensile structures. 1.    It has been said that fabric can last longer than most of other construction materials. With fabric, one can easily give any kind of shape to a tensile structure and it has also been observed that fabric protects during bad weather conditions.
2.    It is very cost effective as compared to other construction materials, this is because the support structure and the fabric membrane are pre-fabricated, and hence one doesn’t need to pay a big amount for the installation of tensile structures.
3.    It has also been observed that fabric act as a protective shield while bad weather conditions. For example, if the place is having heavy snow fall, it will bounce off the fabric structure as these structures are made to f…