Tensile structures are structures whose stability derives from the tension introduced into the parts designed to work in tension (fabrics and cables).
The membrane tensile structure is typical of textile architecture, with free geometry: The cover is made of a double coated PVC polyester membrane.
Depending on the type chosen, different types of technical fabrics can be used.
The tensile structures with load-bearing arches can have a wooden, iron or aluminum structure, and have a single, double or triple insulating membrane; The advantages of the double / triple membrane are the reduction of the thermal coefficient in the internal environment, the reduction of condensation and a lower acoustic resonance.
Tensile structures can find their application in the coverage of soccer fields, racecourses, riding stables, swimming pools, tennis courts, industrial areas, special covers for events and concerts, fairs, archaeological areas and anything else the technology of textile architecture can allow.
The geodesic structure, or spatial / reticular structure, is the combination of a metal structure with a PVC cover, both in external support and suspended inside.
The membrane placed under the structure is tensioned by chains and special flexible discs, providing significant advantages in terms of durability, reducing the problem of condensation and abrasion (due to contact with the supporting structure). In addition, the system of side openings provides excellent ventilation, while the thermal insulation given by the double membrane ensures optimal energy performance, in all seasons.
The applicability concerns all types of roofing for the winter seasons, in particular for sports facilities.