GMM-Shadeports Durable, Cool and Dry - cts

By: Thuso  11-11-2011

Clearspan Tensile Structures
  • GMM Tensile Clearspan Structures are large industrial size structures, consisting of arched galvanised structural steel portal truss frames over which a High Tensile U.V. stabilised, fire retardant PVC membrane is secured.
  • As GMM Tensile Clearspan Structures have no internal structural elements between the roof trusses & the floor area below, it results in a huge "obstruction free" useable space being created, with superior height clearance and practical for all weather usage.
  • The membrane fabric used on GMM Tensile Clearspan Structures results in a unique open air feeling with loads of diffused natural daylight, creating a pleasant ambiance.
  • Various design options are available, from economic open-ended gables to fully enclosed gable ends with ventilation grids, extractor fans, roll-up doors, windows, lighting and HVAC systems easily incorporated in accordance with end user requirements.
  • GMM Tensile Clearspan Structures have endless applications and are well suited for:
    - Warehousing
    - Indoor Riding Arenas
    - Agricultural Equipment Storage
    - Aviation & Aerospace facilities
    - Industrial Workshops
    - Livestock Housing
    - Sport Facilities
    - Hay, Grain & Feed Storage
    - Waste & Decontamination Facilities
    - Fisheries & Hatcheries
    - Sand Storage & Salt Storage
    - Temporary Housing
    - Exhibition Halls
  • Additional options such as telescopic structures and/or track mounted structures further increase the range of practical applications.
  • GMM Tensile Clearspan Structures are designed, engineered & fabricated to meet windload requirements of 144 km/h (40 m/s) as a minimum standard.
  • Standard size spans (widths) vary from 16 m up to 64m.
    - Side wall heights (excluding the apex height) of 3 m up to 9 m are standard.
    - As the structure is modular in portal bay spacing of 3 m, there is theoretically no limit to structure length.

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