Fabric Roofs Feel the Pressure

by Donald L. Rigoni, Jr., Asst. News Editor; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 8, Pg. 53-55


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

Plastic-coated fabric roofs have been growing in popularity with uses ranging from covering a football stadium in Michigan to housing satellite-tracking stations. Article takes a look at these types of roofs, their history, their future and the special design considerations necessary to make them viable structural elements.



Subject Headings: Roofs | Fabrics | History | Housing | Plastics | Stadiums and sport facilities | Structural members | Satellites | Michigan | North America | United States

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