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Type of Construction for textile architecture and membrane structures:
Structural System :

1 >> Architect search for planners for textile architecture and textile construction

2 >> Design of a textile construction and physics of the minimal construction

3 >> Find a membrane roof manufacturer

4 >> Cooperation between architect and engineer

5 >> Cost of textile constructions - shares

6 >> Tendering for textile constructions - specialist planners

7 >> Special constructions

8 >> Participants in the construction of membrane structures (relationships)

9 >> Services and Support





Type of Construction for textile architecture and membrane structures: :



Structural System :



1 Architect search for specialist planners for textile architecture and textile construction

Consultation for :
Structure (statics, structural design, structural solution, structural engineering, facade engineering)
Materials (properties and performance)
Building physics (light conditions, heat transfer)
building-costs
Assembly method and assembly costs
Tender
Engineering advice for works of art

>> More info about - specialist consultant/planner

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2 Design of a textile construction and physics of the minimal construction

How can I design taking physics into account?
Which loads act on the construction?
How is the force distribution and the load transfer?
Which shapes carry the loads best?
Which components are required?
What is the optimal geometric arrangement?
What options do I have, when designing the textile construction?

Relationship between draft - design - material - load and load transfer - structural solution - use - costs

>> More info about - design + physics

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3 Find a membrane roof manufacturer

You should know the following:
These constructions consist of very different components.
No company produces all of these components itself.

There are manufacturers of the membrane and foil as roll goods or other architecture textiles.
There is the manufacturer who cuts the textile / membrane / foil and joins / welds
There is the steelworker, the aluminum processor, the carpentry, the shipyard.
There is the assembly/Installation company.

In some cases, a general contractor commissions all of these companies.
Then there is the structural engineer who plans the project from statics to cutting planning.
The structural engineers know everyone involved in membrane construction. Let us advise you which constellation is right for you.

>> More info about - Find a manufacturer

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4 Cooperation between architect and engineer

The design intent related to the structural solution
Is the structure suitable for the design intent?
How can be the structure optimized for design intent?
What effect does the structural solution have on construction costs?

>> More about - cooperation between architect and engineer

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5 Cost of textile constructions - shares

planning costs (3-10%)
material costs (5 bis 50€/m² Spezialgewebe 150€/m²
processing costs (depends on the efford for the details - between 20-150 €/m²)
assembly costs (person x hours + additional tools) depends to the size
cost of the foundation and support structure in connection with the structural solution

maintenance costs (person x hours plus additional working tools)
cleaning costs for translucent materials (person x hours plus additional working tools)

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6 Tendering for textile constructions - specialist planners

materials
Quality assurance of the materials and the material properties

>> More info about - Tendering

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7 Participants in the construction of membrane structures (relationships)

Classic model
Client - architect - structural engineer - specialist companies

Further models and consequences for the client with regard to the surcharge calculation
Client - architect - general contractor without their own execution (planning and production by subcontractors)
Client - architect - structural engineer - general contractor (without own production)
Client - architect - structural engineer - general contractor (with his own share in the production)

Builder - general contractor (partly without own shares other than project management)

>> More info about - participants

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8 Special constructions

temporary structures
tent constructions
mobile constructions
retractable semi-trailers
bumper cars
event stages
modular systems

pneumatic constructions and sculptures
light ceilings and light walls
projection screens
textile constructions from the fields of: sun protection, trade fair construction, exhibitions, world exhibitions, theater, open-air stages, art and sculptures
Development of building products and system constructions

>> More info about - special constructions

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9 Services and Support

Civil engineering, structural engineering, design support, structural analysis, dynamic analysis, windload analysis, snowload analysis, earthquake analysis, etfe detail, textile detail, fabric details, sewing details,
for:
Artists, architects, builder, exhibitors, event companies, membrane manufacturer, project developer, project management companies,

Edevelopment of structural systems for textile facades :

Yacht aft deck textile roofs for super yacht, mega yacht, luxury yacht :
Yachtnames: Zeus (former Eco, Katana, Enigma) Mushashi, Fountainhead, Rising sun, Grand Classica (former Costa Classica)

For Artists :

Christo and JeanneClaude Wrapped Reichstag and L´ Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped
Yadegar Asisi, Panorama (Panorama cutting pattern, all Panorama support structures + exhibition structures: Bug of Titanic, Polyp, panorama building Hannover + Wittenberg)

For world EXPO :
Expo Seville 1992: German Pavilion facade + roof, EG-Avenida, Diadema, Oleada, opening tent for the spanish King, (Jörg Tritthardt)
Expo Hannover 2000: cable Net, Italian pavilion - textile roof, ETFE-facade at the Nederland pavilion
Expo Shanghai 2010: Expo axis textile roof (Dirk Richter)

For roof of national arena stadium Bucharest 2011 :
Consultant service for general contractor for the planning of the textile stadium roof construction
Planning of the textile facade of the video cube,
interfaces management of the stadium roof construction planner,

For BER Airport Berlin-Brandenburg :
structural analysis for textile facades
Development of a corresponding frame system for the textile facade

For Olympic stadium Sochi 2014 (Fisht-stadium) :
Central air supported roof; structural concept, structural design, structural analysis, membrane design, analysis and workshop drawings for the central textile roof of 40000m²

For SOS-Kinderdorf in Berlin Moabit
Structural Analysis and workshop design of the textile facade with movable and fix frames covered with ptfe mesh fabric

For station Frankfurt (Deutsche Bank Park, Commerzbank-Arena) :
Retrofitting the video cube with a textile cladding together with wind load studies
Advice on controlling the driving mechanics
Together with SCC planning and execution of the roof repair for a 30m long crack in the inner roof membrane

For fifa world cup 2022 Al Rayyan stadium :
Workshop engineering and workshop design and detail analysis for Textile facade, textile stadium roof, windnet on stadium roof

>> designs - büro für leichtbau
>> planview - design of large umbrella Old Castle Stuttgart 2009 - büro für leichtbau
>> side view - design of large umbrella Old Castle Stuttgart 2009 - büro für leichtbau

>> More info about - services and support

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1 Architect search for specialist planners for textile architecture and textile construction

Consultation for :
Structure (statics, structural design, structural solution, structural engineering, facade engineering)
Materials (properties and performance)
Building physics (light conditions, heat transfer)
building-costs
Assembly method and assembly costs
Tender
Engineering advice for works of art

With our specialist knowledge, we support builders, architects, specialist companies and general contractors in the planning and execution of structures with membranes, foils, ropes, steel structures, aluminum structures, reinforced concrete structures.

With our expert knowhow, we expand the design space for architects and designers. We open up innovative solutions for design and shape.

We support you for all service phases and provide all service phases for these constructions in the part of planning and accompany the execution.

D.h. Wir können einzelne Teilleistungen erbringen oder das komplette Leistungsspektrum vom Entwurf über die Darstellung und Berechnung bis hin zu den Herstellungszeichnungen und Werkstattzeichnungen.

I.e. we can provide individual partial services or the complete range of services from design to presentation and calculation to manufacturing drawings and workshop drawings. We prepare all documents for the approval of the constructions. (verifiable static calculations, books for temporary structures, workshop plans for all constructions, cutting files for cutting plotters.

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2 Design of a textile construction and physics of the minimal construction

How can I design taking physics into account?
Which loads act on the construction?
How is the force distribution and the load transfer?
Which shapes carry the loads best?
Which components are required?
What is the optimal geometric arrangement?
What options do I have, when designing the textile construction?

Relationship between draft - design - material - load and load transfer - structural solution - use - costs

Taking into account the design task and the selected design, we explain the loads and the physical progression of the forces and the structural design.

Upon request, we will explain alternative structural solutions and their effect on the selected design.

We support you in the selection of the materials.

With our specialist expertise, we give you the design freedom for your planning task.

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3 Find a membrane roof manufacturer

You should know the following:
These constructions consist of very different components.
No company produces all of these components itself.

There are manufacturers of the membrane and foil as roll goods or other architecture textiles.
There is the manufacturer who cuts the textile / membrane / foil and joins / welds
There is the steelworker, the aluminum processor, the carpentry, the shipyard.
There is the assembly/Installation company.

In some cases, a general contractor commissions all of these companies.
Then there is the structural engineer who plans the project from statics to cutting planning.
The structural engineers know everyone involved in membrane construction. Let us advise you which constellation is right for you.

We'll help you to find :
General contractors
Project management companies
Membrane roof assembly
Membrane materials, fabrics + textiles
Installation companies
Aluminum manufacturers and Aluminium press plants
Steel construction company

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4 Cooperation between architect and engineer

The design intent related to the structural solution
Is the structure suitable for the design intent?
How can be the structure optimized for design intent?
What effect does the structural solution have on construction costs?

A good design takes form and function into account, whereby "form follows function" often results in a minimal construction.

When searching for the optimal solution, there are several design alternatives close to the physical optimum.

We support you in this work or develop various optimal design solutions for you.

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5 Cost of textile constructions - shares

planning costs (3-10%)
material costs (5 bis 50€/m² Spezialgewebe 150€/m²
processing costs (depends on the efford for the details - between 20-150 €/m²)
assembly costs (person x hours + additional tools) depends to the size
cost of the foundation and support structure in connection with the structural solution

maintenance costs (person x hours plus additional working tools)
cleaning costs for translucent materials (person x hours plus additional working tools)

The costs of textile constructions are made up of various components.

If, for example, the tensile loads are anchored in the subsoil for constructions, these anchors are often solid concrete foundation constructions.

What is gained in lightness above ground requires corresponding effort in the building ground.

Therefore, the construction costs determined from the upper edge of the foundation are not initially helpful for determining the costs of the entire construction project.

Depending on the design task, there may be solutions that short-circuit the forces in the roof structure.

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6 Tendering for textile constructions - specialist planners

materials
Quality assurance of the materials and the material properties

Since textiles are materials, which have no linear material properties, the elastic and permanent deformations and elongations investigated in the laboratory by means of project-accompanying determination.

The results taken into account in the planning for the layout determination and the prestressing scenarios for the assembly.

This ensures a high quality of execution. Cooperation with the testing institutes is part of our high-quality planning service.

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7 Participants in the construction of membrane structures (relationships)

Classic model
Client - architect - structural engineer - specialist companies

Further models and consequences for the client with regard to the surcharge calculation
Client - architect - general contractor without their own execution (planning and production by subcontractors)
Client - architect - structural engineer - general contractor (without own production)
Client - architect - structural engineer - general contractor (with his own share in the production)

Builder - general contractor (partly without own shares other than project management)

We support you in choosing optimal models of involved partners.

We show you the advantages and disadvantages of the constellation in the view of the construction task.

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8 Special constructions

temporary structures
tent constructions
mobile constructions
retractable semi-trailers
bumper cars
event stages
modular systems

pneumatic constructions and sculptures
light ceilings and light walls
projection screens
textile constructions from the fields of: sun protection, trade fair construction, exhibitions, world exhibitions, theater, open-air stages, art and sculptures
Development of building products and system constructions

In addition to the field of building construction in the field of textile architecture, we offer services for special applications.

In the field of temporary structures, these are static calculations for test books.

Based on the individual development for your application, we offer all services up to the workshop drawings for your project.

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9 Services and Support

Civil engineering, structural engineering, design support, structural analysis, dynamic analysis, windload analysis, snowload analysis, earthquake analysis, etfe detail, textile detail, fabric details, sewing details,
for:
Artists, architects, builder, exhibitors, event companies, membrane manufacturer, project developer, project management companies,

Edevelopment of structural systems for textile facades :

Yacht aft deck textile roofs for super yacht, mega yacht, luxury yacht :
Yachtnames: Zeus (former Eco, Katana, Enigma) Mushashi, Fountainhead, Rising sun, Grand Classica (former Costa Classica)

For Artists :

Christo and JeanneClaude Wrapped Reichstag and L´ Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped
Yadegar Asisi, Panorama (Panorama cutting pattern, all Panorama support structures + exhibition structures: Bug of Titanic, Polyp, panorama building Hannover + Wittenberg)

For world EXPO :
Expo Seville 1992: German Pavilion facade + roof, EG-Avenida, Diadema, Oleada, opening tent for the spanish King, (Jörg Tritthardt)
Expo Hannover 2000: cable Net, Italian pavilion - textile roof, ETFE-facade at the Nederland pavilion
Expo Shanghai 2010: Expo axis textile roof (Dirk Richter)

For roof of national arena stadium Bucharest 2011 :
Consultant service for general contractor for the planning of the textile stadium roof construction
Planning of the textile facade of the video cube,
interfaces management of the stadium roof construction planner,

For BER Airport Berlin-Brandenburg :
structural analysis for textile facades
Development of a corresponding frame system for the textile facade

For Olympic stadium Sochi 2014 (Fisht-stadium) :
Central air supported roof; structural concept, structural design, structural analysis, membrane design, analysis and workshop drawings for the central textile roof of 40000m²

For SOS-Kinderdorf in Berlin Moabit
Structural Analysis and workshop design of the textile facade with movable and fix frames covered with ptfe mesh fabric

For station Frankfurt (Deutsche Bank Park, Commerzbank-Arena) :
Retrofitting the video cube with a textile cladding together with wind load studies
Advice on controlling the driving mechanics
Together with SCC planning and execution of the roof repair for a 30m long crack in the inner roof membrane

For fifa world cup 2022 Al Rayyan stadium :
Workshop engineering and workshop design and detail analysis for Textile facade, textile stadium roof, windnet on stadium roof

We provide services from the idea to the workshop drawing and from assembly supervision to inspection in operation.

Obtaining approval in individual cases for non-approved building materials is part of our normal planning services.

If necessary, we also provide individual partial services.

We support you with the service you need.

We build prototypes for you for special applications.

We carry out long-term biax tests for textiles in our lab.

Feel free to contact us.

We would be happy to advise you in our office or at your place.

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