Fabric structures give natural diffuse light but with reduced heat load. The high reflectivity of the white membrane fabric is very efficient. A very good alternative to polycarbonate or glass as a roof glazing system. Light penetrates into tensile fabric membrane with natural light and at night the artificial light provide an ambience of great appeal to many people. Structures can be designed to be used at one site temporarily and relocated to another site; thus further increasing the lifespan of the structure.
Using Tensioned Fabric Structures for the creation of large, free span roofs reduces the amount of supporting steelwork required, making construction easier, more affordable and quicker to install than traditional building designs. A primary advantage is in building with prefabricated components which requires no on onsite engineering or fabrication. Therefore, build times are faster and the simplicity of installation reduces time on site. Installation methodologies, programs and safety procedures are all determined prior to mobilization therefore reducing any interruptions once installation begins.