Tension Structures in Sustainable Design

Conceptual design

Conceptual Design

The Design Development Department (DDD) at FabriTec was created to provide advanced design capabilities to our clients by utilizing sophisticated 3D/CAD rendering and animation software to develop cutting edge architectural renderings. This comprehensive visualization capability enables clients to better understand our company's proposed tension fabric structure solutions to their requirements. The DDD complements our progressive approach to innovation and creativity. Our design team is composed of Industrial Designers and Architects who understand the fundamentals of shape, form and function; their creativity and technical ability enable the client to gain a unique insight into a 3D version of a concept suitable for construction.

The animation represented in CAD format typically represents the actual and final product and is the starting point for converting the concept into reality. DDD also plays a significant role in preparing a 3D model of a structure for engineering analysis. The model allows our Sales Engineering Department to do a preliminary engineering analysis and determine if the structure is stable, whether the membrane is shaped correctly, and if it is over stressed or in a position to pond.

Lastly, it provides our Estimating Department with sufficient information on the sizing and weight of the elements which in turns leads to a cost-effective estimate in our proposal. The FabriTec Design Development Department differentiates us from our competitors by giving our company the edge and our clients an advantage.

Sustainable Design

With Sustainable Design as one of the most important issues in architecture today, designers are not only focusing on environmentally friendly materials but also educating their clients on the benefits of their design approach, their use of materials, and their method of construction for reaching “Green” status.

The essential aim of Sustainable Design is to produce places, products, and services in a way that reduces the use of non-renewable resources, minimizes environmental impact, and relates people to the natural environment in terms of three main components: Design, Materials, and Construction. Fabric structures by FabriTec can also contribute to Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) credits in categories such as: daylighting, innovative design, and reduced and recyclable material usage.

Sketch Up of the 5 Rivers Metroparks

FabriTec Structures Design Development - 5 Rivers Metroparks - SketchUp



5 Rivers Metroparks

Sketch Up of Ala Moana

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Ala Moana - SketchUp



Ala Moana

Tension Structure Concepts - Altacia Shopping Center Guanajuato Mexico

PTFE Tension Fabric Structure - Tensile Membrane Roofing - Retail Shopping Center



Altacia Shopping Center - Guanajuato Mexico

Sketch Up of the Aruban Airport

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Aruban Airport - SketchUp



Aruban Airport

Barge Museum Tension Structure PTFE Tensile Membrane Roof

Floating Tension Structure - PTFE Tensile Membrane Roof



Barge Museum

Sketch up of the Baybrook Mall Expansion

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Baybrook Mall - SketchUp



Baybrook Mall

Sketch Up of the Beach Club Condos

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Beach Club Condos - SketchUp



Beach Club Condominiums

Sketch Up of the Boyd Park Amphitheater

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Boyd Park Amphitheater - SketchUp



Boyd Park Amphitheater

Sketch Up of Centennial Hills Amphitheater

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Centennial Hills Amphitheater - SketchUp



Centennial Hills Amphitheater

Sketch Up of the College of the Desert

FabriTec Structures Design Development - College of the Desert - SketchUp



College of the Desert

FabriTec Colonial Downs Grandstand Tensioned Fabric Structure Concept

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Colonial Downs Grandstand - SketchUp



Colonial Downs Grandstand

FabriTecStructures_tension_structures_CountryClubRestaurant_

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Country Club Restaurant - SketchUp



Country Club Restaurant

FabriTec Structures SketchUp Coyoacan Office Building Commercial Retail Tension Fabric Structures Entryway Tensile Membrane

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Coyoacan Office Building - SketchUp



Coyoacan Office Building

Cynthia Woods Pavilion Ticket Booth Tension Structure Tensile Membrane Conceptual Design Sketch Up

FabriTec Structures Design Development Department - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Ticket Booth - SketchUp



Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Ticket Booth - Sketch Up

Del Rio Port of Entry Walkway Canopy Tensile Membrane PTFE Tension Fabric Structure Civic and Community

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Del Rio Port of Entry - SketchUp



Del Rio Port of Entry

Sketch Up of El Monte Bus Station El Monte, CA Frame Supported Tension Fabric Structure shade structure transit tensile membrane

FabriTec Structures - Frame-Supported Tension Fabric Structure - El Monte Bus Station - El Monte, CA



El Monte Bus Station - El Monte, CA

Sketch Up of the Entrada del Paseo

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Entrada del Paseo - SketchUp



Entrada del Paseo

Sketch Up of the Gila River Lone Butte Casino

FabriTec Structures Design Development -Gila Riva Lone Butte Casino - SketchUp



Gila River Lone Butte Casino - Chandler, AZ

Green Oak Village Sketch Up FabriTec Shade Structure Walkway Canopy Tensile Membrane

Tension Fabric Structure - Walkway Canopy - Mimicking nature with shade structures.



Green Oak Village

Sketch Up of the Kankakee Bus Station

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Kankakee Bus Station - SketchUp



Kankakee Bus Station

Sketch Up of the Kunming Colorful Top City

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Kunming Colorful Top City - SketchUp



Kunming Colorful Top City

Sketchup for La Rioja Food Court PVC PTFE Tensile Membrane Roof

FabriTec Structures Design Development - La Rioja Food Court - SketchUp



La Rioja Food Court

Sketch Up of the Meridian Plaza

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Meridian Plaza - SketchUp



Meridian Plaza, Cascade Park

Metro Area Transit Tension Structure PTFE Tensile membrane Shade System

Tension Fabric Structure - Transit Platform - Structural steel elements as a statement piece.



Metro Area Transit Tension Structure

Tension Fabric Structure Light Rail Station Roofing PTFE

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Metrorrey Stairs - SketchUp



Metrorrey Stairs

Sketch Up of the Miami Dolphins Practice Facility

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Miami Dolphins Practice Facility - SketchUp



Miami Dolphins Practice Facility

Motomart Gas Station ALternative Tensile Membrane Roof

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Motomart Gas Station - SketchUp



Motomart Gas Station Canopy

Nicaragua Arena Tension Structure Longspan System

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Nicaragua Arena - SketchUp



Nicaragua Arena

Sketch Up of the Nueva School

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Nueva School - SketchUp



Nueva School

Paseo de los Dominicos Shopping Center PTFE membrane structure

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Paseo de los Dominicos Shopping Center - SketchUp



Paseo de los Dominicos Shopping Center

Sketchup of the Paseo Los Trapenses Shopping Center

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Paseo Los Trapenses - SketchUp



Paseo Los Trapenses Shopping Center

Sketchup for Piazza on Las Tunas FabriTec Tension Structures

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Piazza on Las Tunas - SketchUp



Piazza on Las Tunas

Sketch Up of the QOL 4 Sports Roof

FabriTec Structures Design Development - QOL 4 Sports Roof - SketchUp



QOL 4 Sports Roof

Royal Caribbean Pool Shade Structure Cruise Ship PVC Tension Structure

A floating PVC Tension Structure - Poolside - On a cruise ship.



Royal Caribbean

Sketch Up of the Santa Monica Jerde

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Santa Monica Jerde - SketchUp



Santa Monica Jerde

Sketch Up of the Seven Oaks Gateway Arch

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Seven Oaks Gateway Arch - SketchUp



Seven Oaks Gateway Arch

SF Pier 3 Restaurant Tensile Membrane Roof Outdoor PTFE Canopy Structure

Tensile Membrane Roof - Outdoor PTFE Canopy Structure



SF Pier 3 Restaurant

Sketch Up of the Sheraton Kauai

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Sheraton Kauai - SketchUp



Sheraton Kauai

PTFE fabric structure conceptual design/sketch up by FabriTec Structures incorporates point-supported shade canopies over a large pool.

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Six Flags Water Park - SketchUp



Six Flags Water Park

Springdale Baseball Field Tensile Canopy PTFE Fabric Structure Stadium Tensile Roofs

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Springdale Baseball Field - SketchUp



Springdale Baseball Field

Sketch Up of Stockton Waterfront Marina

FabriTec Structures - Tension fabric structure tensile membrane - Stockton Waterfront Marina



Stockton Marina

Sketch Up of the Tampa Riverwalk

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Tampa Riverwalk - SketchUp



Tampa Riverwalk

The Mall PTFE Tensile Membrane Tension Structure Sketch Up Conceptual Design

FabriTec Structures Design Development Department - The Mall - Sketch Up



The Mall

Sketch Up of the Shops at Summerlin

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Shops at Summerlin - SketchUp



The Shops at Summerlin

Point-Supported Tension Fabric Structure Design - The Villa

FabriTec Structures Design Development - The Villa - SketchUp



The Villa

Sketch up of the Tito Puente Amphitheater

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Tito Puente Amphitheater - SketchUp



Tito Puente Amphitheater

Toluca Light Rail Station PTFE Fabric Membrane Roof System

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Toluca Light Rail Station - SketchUp



Toluca Light Rail Station

Sketch Up of the Torrance Transit Walkway Study

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Torrance Transit Walkway - SketchUp



Torrance Transit

Tensioned Fabric Design Concepts for Santiago University

FabriTec Structures Design Development - Santiago University - SketchUp



Universidad de Santiago de Chile

YMCA Arch-Supported Tension Fabric Design Concept

FabriTec Structures Design Development - YMCA - SketchUp



YMCA

Zoo Shade Structure PVC Tension Fabric Structure Tensile Membrane FabriTec Structures

Tension Fabric Structure - Shade Structure inspired by nature.



Zoo Shade Structure