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Base Structures Tensile Fabric Webinar 2: Realising your tensile fabric vision

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This is the presentation used for the second of our tensile fabric webinars, a refresher programme for architects.

Webinar 2 is called 'Realising your tensile fabric vision' and includes topics such as The procurement route, Specifying tensile fabric and Engineering interfaces.

You can also watch recordings of the narrated webinar series, simply visit www.basestructures.com/portal/tensile-fabric-webinars.html.

For more information please visit our website www.basestructures.com

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Base Structures Tensile Fabric Webinar 2: Realising your tensile fabric vision

  1. 1. The tensile fabric webinar series Webinar 2: Realising your tensile fabric vision
  2. 2. Kevin Hemmings, Architect Over 27 years of tensile fabric experience Had a hand in some of the most exciting tensile projects in the UK and overseas BASESTRUCTURES.COM Hello
  3. 3. We are Base Structures Incorporated in 2001 Based in Bristol, UK Operating worldwide Key Projects The London 2012 Games, Lords Cricket Ground, Heathrow Terminal 5, Up at The O2 BASESTRUCTURES.COM Hello
  4. 4. The tensile fabric webinar series Webinar 1 Webinar 2 Webinar 3 Getting started – inspiration, tips and tools Realising your tensile fabric vision London 2012 Games – The Basketball Arena & Shooting Ranges BASESTRUCTURES.COM An architect’s tensile fabric refresher programme
  5. 5. Webinar 2 The procurement route Specifying tensile fabric Top tensile tip Q&A Engineering interfaces BASESTRUCTURES.COM Realising your tensile fabric vision
  6. 6. BASESTRUCTURES.COM The procurement route
  7. 7. Step 1: Feedback So you have a design idea, you need to know: Viability of shape Budget Loads     Fabric choice  Programme BASESTRUCTURES.COM Our service pro bono
  8. 8. Step 2: Tendering Design & build Two stage tender BASESTRUCTURES.COM The different procurement options
  9. 9. Step 2: Option A Request design ideas  Deferred design costs  Wide range of ideas Tender process  Like for like comparisons difficult  No early warning of imposed loads  Limited up-front support  Potential problems not thought through BASESTRUCTURES.COM Design & build
  10. 10. Step 2: Option B Complete preliminary design • Design development • GA for planning permission • Tender drawings • Specifications • Fixed quotes Tender or check prices  Viable design  Cost certainty  All interfaces are resolved  Imposed loads are known early on in project BASESTRUCTURES.COM Two stage tender process
  11. 11. 90% Yes – Main Contractor appoints a specialist tensile sub-contractor 10% No – Tensile specialist works as a principle contractor BASESTRUCTURES.COM Do you need a Main Contractor?
  12. 12. NEC contract Purchase order 12 month retention Warranties and O&M manuals BASESTRUCTURES.COM Contracts
  13. 13. Overseas Base design and manufacture membrane Local steelwork Base supervise installation Scandinavia, Middle East, USA & Brazil BASESTRUCTURES.COM Local partner takes contract
  14. 14. Choosing a tensile fabric company Relevant experience Quality In house or sub-contract? Finances & insurances BASESTRUCTURES.COM Turnover
  15. 15. BASESTRUCTURES.COM Specifying tensile fabric
  16. 16. Fabric criteria Transparency Cost Maintenance Colour / Printing Translucency Retractable / relocatable Fire rating BASESTRUCTURES.COM Lifespan
  17. 17. Exterior fabric choices PTFE coated glass Silicone coated glass -Cost effective -Relocatable -Colours -Printable -Long life -Easy to clean -Long life -High translucency -Eco friendly Tenara -Retractable -High translucency BASESTRUCTURES.COM PVC coated polyester
  18. 18. Exterior mesh choices -Printable -Range of colours Clear PVC coated mesh -Watertight -High translucency PTFE coated glass mesh Reinforced mesh -Non-printable -White/silver/black -Long life -Woven steel strand BASESTRUCTURES.COM PVC coated polyester mesh
  19. 19. Insulated fabric buildings Sprung sports hall Insulated cross section -Temporary or permanent -Relocatable -ISO 9001 accredited -‘Excellent’ Breeam rating -230mm fibreglass insulation -U value of 0.18 BASESTRUCTURES.COM Sprung structures
  20. 20. ETFE cushion -Thermal performance Single-skin framed ETFE -Modular -Cheaper than glass Single-skin cable supported ETFE -Neat appearance BASESTRUCTURES.COM ETFE choices
  21. 21. Interior fabric choices Coated glass cloth Cotton / polyester -PTFE or Silicone -Perforated -Huge range of colours and textures Lycra Silks + -Useful stretch characteristic -Paintable -Huge range of colours and textures Stretch fabrics -Glass or polyester base cloth -Wide range of openness -Printable -Unreinforced PVC BASESTRUCTURES.COM PVC meshes
  22. 22. BASESTRUCTURES.COM Engineering interfaces
  23. 23. BASESTRUCTURES.COM Form finding & load analysis
  24. 24. BASESTRUCTURES.COM Biaxial fabric testing
  25. 25. BASESTRUCTURES.COM Cutting patterns and nesting
  26. 26. Fabric boundaries BASESTRUCTURES.COM Cable edge & membrane cuff
  27. 27. Fabric boundaries BASESTRUCTURES.COM Cable edge & membrane cuff
  28. 28. Fabric boundaries BASESTRUCTURES.COM Luff track edge
  29. 29. Fabric boundaries BASESTRUCTURES.COM Luff track edge
  30. 30. Fabric boundaries BASESTRUCTURES.COM Luff track edge
  31. 31. Fabric boundaries BASESTRUCTURES.COM Luff track edge
  32. 32. Basketball Arena BASESTRUCTURES.COM Luff track framed
  33. 33. Basketball Arena BASESTRUCTURES.COM Luff track framed
  34. 34. BASESTRUCTURES.COM Ground attatchment
  35. 35. Building connection BASESTRUCTURES.COM First fix brackets
  36. 36. Building connection BASESTRUCTURES.COM First fix brackets
  37. 37. Building connection BASESTRUCTURES.COM First fix brackets
  38. 38. Building connection BASESTRUCTURES.COM First fix brackets
  39. 39. Building connection BASESTRUCTURES.COM First fix brackets
  40. 40. TEXO overcladding BASESTRUCTURES.COM Modular framing system
  41. 41. TEXO overcladding BASESTRUCTURES.COM Modular framing system
  42. 42. TEXO overcladding BASESTRUCTURES.COM Modular framing system
  43. 43. TEXO overcladding BASESTRUCTURES.COM Modular framing system
  44. 44. The tensile fabric webinar series Webinar 1 Webinar 2 Webinar 3 Getting started - Inspiration, tips and tools Realising your tensile fabric vision London 2012 Games – The Basketball Arena & Shooting Ranges BASESTRUCTURES.COM An architect’s tensile fabric refresher programme
  45. 45. The tensile fabric webinar series The vision The challenge The solution Register now! www.basestructures.com/portal/tensile-fabric-webinars.html BASESTRUCTURES.COM Webinar 3 preview: London 2012 Games – The Basketball Arena & Shooting Ranges
  46. 46. BASESTRUCTURES.COM www.basestructures.com mail@basestructures.com +44 (0) 117 971 2229 Thank you

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