Fabric canopy helps cantina practice sustainability

July 15th, 2009

The new Sante Fe Opera cantina observes sustainable conventions and leaves the patrons fed and dry. I love sitting underneath the canopy at the Cantina on a rainy day,” says architect Hugh Hardy, principal of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, designer of the new Sante Fe Opera dining facility in the New Mexico desert. “You can...

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Fabric Architecture Continuing Education

July 14th, 2009

Regulatory considerations in the design of fabric awnings By James A. Strapko Awnings in the architectural design process Recent trends in building regulations for commercial and residential projects may push architects toward taking awning design more seriously. In the past, architects have been tempted to view the awning as a discrete, subordinate element of a...

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Thermoplastic composite research center established in The Netherlands

July 14th, 2009

The Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC), formed in response to the increased demand for thermoplastics in the aerospace industry, has been established at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. Officials from Boeing, Chicago, Ill., Stork Fokker, Papendrecht, The Netherlands, TenCate, Almelo, The Netherlands, and the university launched the center to further explore the benefits...

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The benefits of branding tents

July 13th, 2009

Tented events maximize clients’ branding needs. By Elizabeth Kephart Reisinger Derek Stagner knows branding. As a managing director for Relay Worldwide, an experiential marketing and sponsorship consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, Ill., he and his colleagues create branded environments around the world for high-profile clients. The company often chooses to use tents because of the...

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Geotextiles in levees (Part 2 of 2)

July 9th, 2009

History, performance, and design of geotextiles in levees: A report from New Orleans. By Jody Dendurent and Mark Woodward Editor’s note: Part 1 of this 2-part series ran in the April/May issue of Geosynthetics. Following the Abstract and Introduction below, Part 2 concludes with sections 3, 4, and 5 of this manuscript. Abstract Geotextiles are...

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Universal Fibers® partners with Rouse Enterprises LLC

July 8th, 2009

Rouse Enterprises LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has partnered with Universal Fibers ®, Bristol, Va., to represent Universal’s solution-dyed industrial products in the U.S. and Canada markets. The eco-friendly dying process used to produce the yarn products ensures long-lasting color and extended life of the fabric.

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Problem-solving helps tent company execute extravagant event

July 7th, 2009

A private party that required every piece of equipment to be craned onto the property showcases a tent company’s problem-solving skills. Most tent installations have one challenge or another to overcome—but when Leavitt and Parris Inc. of Portland, Maine, took on an installation for a private party at a Boston-area residence in September 2008, the...

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IMB Forum 2010 dates changed

July 3rd, 2009

IMB 2010, organized by Koelnmesse GmbH Cologne, Germany, will be held in November instead of May in hopes of an economic upturn later next year. The forum, to be held at the Exhibition Centre Cologne, will feature several IT services and products designed specifically for use in the textile processing industry. See the event calendar...

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InTents magazine launches new website

July 2nd, 2009

InTents magazine, an IFAI publication serving the tent rental and event industry, has launched a new website. The site features the current issue of the magazine, up-to-date tent industry news, and two years of previously published content. New issues of the magazine will be uploaded on the first of every other month. Check out the...

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Anti-slash clothing protects from blunt trauma

July 1st, 2009

Problem: Workers in high-risk environments need protection from knife attacks that bulletproof vests don’t necessarily provide. Solution: ASEO Ltd., Ripon, U.K., has developed anti-slash clothing that looks like a normal t-shirt but contains a lining made from Spectra, a product that is reported to be 10 times stronger than steel and 40 percent lighter than...

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