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


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 | Structural members | Stadiums and sport facilities | Satellites | Plastics | Housing | History

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