DESIGN

The discovery phase of every project determines the success of the outcome. Our engineers and designers will work closely with your team to identify the practical and aesthetic requirements of the task. Ideas flow both ways during this process, so that the tensile structure design receives the benefit of combined thinking power.

Structurflex offers advice from the most preliminary of sketches on:

  • Types of fabric structures – PVC, PTFE or ETFE
  • Suitability of shapes
  • Approximate costs
  • Critical path, design analysis and building logistics
  • Provision of preliminary reaction loads.
TENSILE FABRIC STRUCTURE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

A substantial part of Structurflex engineering and design activity is dedicated to conceptual design. Once the big idea is right, we add the detail required to turn vision into reality. Our design team will be thoroughly conversant with the building control rules that apply to your location, so you can be confident that there won’t be any expensive re-designing down the track for your fabric structure.

Our designers actively participate in tensile structure design forums, to ensure they get the stimulus and input required to push boundaries. Continuous improvement is embedded in our culture, and that means that our commercial canopies and other tensile structures can offer the maximum benefit.

ENGINEER

ARVITECH is uniquely qualified to tackle the design and engineering requirements of your tensile structure project. We are the world’s leading innovator in the development of clear ETFE technologies, lightweight building facades, and classic tensile membrane structures. Utilizing the most modern and sophisticated software available, engineers with Structurflex craft and mold ideas into reality. Our engineers are experts in the specialized field of fabric architecture.

Arvitech offers a design team that is unprecedented in our industry. We will support all facets of design and engineering throughout the project development phase. Our staff of highly experienced architects and engineers will assist in the design, engineering and detailing of your project, ensuring it meets the highest standards of aesthetics, cost efficiency, code compliance, safety and long-term reliability. Our expertise, dedication and creativity, coupled with state of the art technologies, will lead to one outcome – the complete success of your project.

FABRICATION

As a specialty subcontractor, our work reaches a diverse market and wide geography. Due to the lightness and portability of our systems, our market has no geographic boundaries. Much of Arvitech’s work is used for sports, events, entertainment and exhibitions. We have been building custom tensile membrane structures for many years and have completed projects around the globe.

Our work is part of an overall larger building process where Arvitech serves as the specialty contractor for lightweight tensile structures.

All Arvitech projects designed to local and international building codes. Membrane materials range from PTFE Fiberglass, ETFE, PVC-PES, and tensile mesh. Our membranes have a life expectancy of 10 to 20 years. We offer a wide range of warranty options and long-term service agreements if desired by ownership.

Light transmission of 15% or more eliminates the need for artificial lighting by filtering in natural daytime lighting.

The membrane system is virtually maintenance free.

Pneumatic air inflated cushion systems may require periodic inspections.

BUILD

After all the hard work in design, engineering and fabrication, it’s time to see the original vision come to reality! Arvitech installers are highly trained and very specialized. It takes a special knowledge to build a fabric structure in the proper way.

We have worked on projects all over the world, and we’ve completed small canopies, huge stadiums and everything in between.

Arvitech has highly skilled specialty installers to erect these complex tensile structures from the ground up.