Welcome To Struqta Tents and Tensiles
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We can rapidly deliver your project completely, by assisting right from architecture and design part to complete installation with interior and exterior furnishings.
1. Architecture and Design
1. The Design Development Department (DDD) at Struqta was created to provide advanced design capabilities to our clients by utilizing sophisticated 3D/CAD rendering and animation software to develop cutting edge architectural renderings. This comprehensive visualization capability enables clients to better understand our company’s proposed tension fabric structure solutions to their requirements. The DDD complements our progressive approach to innovation and creativity. Our design team is composed of Industrial Designers and Architects who understand the fundamentals of shape, form, and function; their creativity and technical ability enable the client to gain a unique insight into a 3D version of a concept suitable for construction.
2. The animation represented in CAD format typically represents the actual and final product and is the starting point for converting the concept into reality. DDD also plays a significant role in preparing a 3D model of a structure for engineering analysis. The model allows our Sales Engineering Department to do a preliminary engineering analysis and determine if the structure is stable, whether the membrane is shaped correctly, and if it is overstressed or in a position to pond.
Lastly, it provides our Estimating Department with sufficient information on the sizing and weight of the elements which in turn leads to a cost-effective estimate in our proposal. The Struqta Design Development Department differentiates us from our competitors by giving our company the edge and our clients an advantage.
2. Our DDD is focused on environmentally friendly materials and also educating their clients on the benefits of their design approach, use of materials, and method of construction for reaching GREEN status.
1. The essential aim of Sustainable Design is to produce places, products, and services in a way that reduces the use of non-renewable resources, minimizes environmental impact, and relates people to the natural environment in terms of three main components: Design, Materials, and Construction. Fabric membrane structures by Struqta can also contribute to Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) credits in categories such as: daylighting, innovative design, and reduced and recyclable material usage.
Load effect analysis and design of supporting structure.
1. The visual effects of nodes and connections are related to people's aesthetic perception of space and the expression of social and cultural values. Structural logic and art are equally important in connection and node design, so node and connection design are one of the keys to the overall structural design. The processing of connections and nodes also reflects the designer's understanding of structural logic and material properties.
2. The force analysis of the membrane structure, should consider various load conditions, such as full load, half-span uniform load and different directions of action, etc… We use professional Finite Element Analysis software to perform simulation analysis of each node and verify its strength. Calculate the displacement, stress, etc. of the structure under the most unfavorable conditions, check whether the strength of the material (including the film and cable) and the deformation of the structure meet the requirements of its use. When designing the structure, the conditions should be integrated to output the best safe, economical, and aesthetic results.
2. Engineering And Manufacturing
1. Each custom tension structure is certified by engineering. Not only allows the authorities to request certified engineering drawings, but also requires analysis to determine the optimum component size for steel and fabric.
Our experienced architects and engineers will analyze the design with special software that can design fabric membranes, cables, and steel frames. Taking into account the external inputs of natural climates such as wind, rain, and other related loads, all outputs will be checked against all relevant standards to ensure safety, feasibility, optimization, and economy, long-term reliability to provide the best programs. Our expertise, dedication, and creativity, combined with state-of-the-art technology, will bring you results - your project is a complete success.
The fabrication component involves constructing the materials that will ultimately comprise your fabric structure. This includes developing instructions for the installation and creating protocols for quality control and inspections. It also includes a review process for qualifying the specialty fabric, steel, and cable constructors.
3. Construction and installation
The goal of membrane construction is to create the perfect art building and the most cost-effective! We have a professional team to provide your project with a comprehensive solution that is artistic, economical, and eco-friendly.
Tension fabric structures aren’t erected overnight, but they sure can go up fast. The reason being: tension fabric structures have very few components, so once they’re fabricated and shipped to the site, it can take only a matter of weeks to erect one. As a vertically integrated company, we do very little outsourcing and our construction teams have many years of experience in proper foundation and footing construction, steel erection, and fabric installation. After the steel sections and fabric, membrane fabrication is complete, a logistics team works on shipping all materials to the site and an installation means and methods is developed to make sure the structure is properly installed with as minimal time on site as possible. Some of the most dramatic images that come from the construction phase are of our expert rope climbers.
But there are basically six steps to the installation phase. Barring any hiccups, the operation usually runs smoothly, and without impacting the other trades. Here are those installation steps are broken down for you:
1.) Mobilization – This step includes site inductions, safety analysis, trade coordination, receiving equipment, tools, and materials, as well as inventory and QA/QC inspections and inventories of materials.
2.) Establish Work Zone and Access – In this step, we install any life safety systems required and establish any physical barricades required to protect people or property. We also remove any unnecessary items from our work area.
3.) Confirm Interfaces – In this step, we confirm that all interfaces to which our structure connects to are within tolerance and that any mechanical fasteners are set to the proper elevation or dimension. Often a surveyor is used to confirm most of this prior to reaching the site, and our work only requires the preparation of the mechanical fasteners.
4.) Steel Erection – Most membrane structures require structural steel to support them. Many times there are also wire rope or strand cables integrated into the structure. In this step of the process, crews will erect all steel members and cable supports and ensure they are all set to their design intent.
5.) Membrane Installation – There are two basic procedures for deploying tensioned membranes. The first is to open the membrane overprotective materials at the ground level and hoist it into position by use of crane or rigging. The second is to land the folded membrane bundle on temporary ropes or web belts and deploying it in the air. Each job is unique and the method for deployment is always slightly different. Once a membrane has been deployed it will be fastened and tensioned over the previously set structure. There are many detail and fastening techniques used depending on the application and client preferences, but they generally contain some combination of wire rope cables, aluminum extrusion, and mechanical fasteners.
6.) Detailing – Once membranes are tensioned, the structure will be detailed out. In this step, closures will be installed if applicable. All cleaning and touch up will be completed and a final QA/QC inspection will be conducted prior to holding a client walkthrough.
Other essential components of our Project Managers’ checklists include ensuring that the right equipment and tools arrive at site on-time, preparing an adequate shake-out area and protecting the membrane from sharp surfaces, keeping mindful of the weather, completing a thorough inspection of all connections, and finally, closing out and signing off with the General Contractor.
4. Maintenance And After Sales Service
Even after installation, struqta will always be there to reach out to you for maintaining buildings and ensure continuity of consumable and equipment supply in demand.