Tensile Structures Highlight New Denver Airport

by Horst Berger, (F.ASCE), Severud Associates, New York, United States,
Edward M. DePaola, (M.ASCE), Severud Associates, New York, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


The tensile membrane structures of the Landside Terminal of the new Denver International Airport are the most recent and most significant application of tensile structure design. The advanced structural technology used in the design of the long-span tensile roof over the Great Hall of the main terminal helps create an extraordinary building. This paper describes the design, engineering and construction of the fabric structures.

Subject Headings: Fabric structures | Tensile structures | Ultimate strength | Tension members | Construction engineering | Building design | Roofs | Structural design | Denver | Colorado | United States

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