Tension Structure Design

A tensile structure is a construction of elements carrying only tension and no compression or bending. The term tensile should not be confused with tensegrity, which is a structural form with both tension and compression elements.

Base structures tensile fabric experts leading contractors for bespoke tensile architecture, fabric canopies, netting, mesh and cable structures, as well as diverse rigging projects. Our unmatched expertise also enable us to provide specialist design and build services to the creative industries.

In response to feedback from the industry, PTI is currently working on several products and services to meet the growing demands of owners, contractors, DOT entities, and others who wish to design and …

Here, we introduce FRET-based, rationally tunable dna tension probes into macroscopic 3D all-DNA hydrogels to prepare mechanofluorescent materials with programmable sacrificial bonds and stress relaxa…

Over a period of one week, they created a hyperboloid cable net ice structure that is strong in compression and weak in tension. Using a rope suspended from a crane, the structure was sprayed with ice …

Tensile architecture often requires a design strategy involving a wide variety of shapes, materials, and tensioning decisions. Offering design assist services working with architects and owners, eide industries’ preliminary design and rendering capabilities will help bring your tensioned fabric structure to life.

Tension Structures (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.) provides expertise in design-build services helping architects and owners develop their tensile membrane project ideas, construct iconic structures and ultimately create a compelling and exciting atmosphere.