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Tensile Membrane Canopy Gives Aesthetic Playfulness To Memphis International Airport Walkway

By June 9, 2015August 21st, 2019Project Development

Memphis International Airport PFTE StructureFabriTec Structures, LLC, North America’s leading design/build contractor specializing in tension fabric structures, reports Memphis AP Authority’s contentment with the airport’s new tensile membrane walkway canopy.

The Memphis AP Authority was looking for something dynamic to enhance a new parking garage located in front of the terminal. This resulted in two uses of tensioned fabric. The first is a center “spine” of the garage which features at ground level, a series of moving walkways allowing patrons to reach the terminal quickly from the furthest parking areas. The three moving walkways, which are open to the elements, are covered by a series of masted inverted cone structures that span over the walkway and total a combined plan area coverage of 17,190 square feet. Our scope of work included supply, fabrication, and installation of the specified TEFLON™-coated fiberglass along with the steel structure and cable components.

The second use of fabric included three tall interior structures shaped as inverted pyramids with each measuring 30 square feet at the top and tapering down to a center column. They resemble “martini glasses” and are distinctively clad with approximately 8,000 square feet of Tenara membrane. When lit with different colored lighting, these distinctive structures give an aesthetic playfulness to the space they are in.

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FabriTec Structures, a design/build specialty contractor, has grown to be recognized as a leading brand in the tensile membrane structure industry. The company offers custom architectural fabric structures for a wide variety of markets including: Airports & Transportation, Retail, Hospitality, Stadiums & Athletic Arenas, Amphitheaters and much more. FabriTec provides imagination and innovation in fabric architecture. Visit for more information or follow us on facebook/fabritec.

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