La Concha Resort - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Project Size: 305 sq.m (3,283 sq.ft)

Puerto Rico is famed for its Resort hotels and golden beaches. It also receives unwelcome visitors like 140 mph (230 kph) hurricane winds which this Tension SpanĀ® structure is designed to withstand.

This triple Hypar waterproof shade structure is built of high tensile steel and premium Tedlar coated synthetic fabric. The fabric is tensioned to a smooth taut curved shape with tensile strand cables and stainless steel fittings. The steelwork is Triplex coated for long life and attractive high quality colour finish.

Tension Span structures are custom designed to worldwide standards including British and American codes. Our field supervisors have installed successful structures in the most challenging environments.

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Marina Mirage - Gold Coast, Australia

Project Size: 3,500 sq.m (37,674 sq.ft)

Tension membranes in the form of anticlastic hypars, supported by an inclined mast and perimeter steel trusses at roof level were replaced using special erection & dismantling equipment. Each sail module consists of two separate membrane elements each connected along the two sides of the perimeter truss and by curved cables to the central mast. The apex height of each sail creates the effect of main and jib yacht sails, and two mast heights (16 and 20m) were chosen.

Due to the severe weather exposure, the highest quality fabrics and fittings were required. Seaman BW Tedlar PVC/Polyester Fire Resistant architectural fabric of 10% translucency was used throughout. The Tedlar surface finish on brilliant white exterior provided the desired guarantee of good appearance and durability for the life of the structures.

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