ASCE updates standard for structures using tensile membrane

The new sstandard combines guidelines for conventional tensile membrane structures with frame-covered membrane structures.

March 03, 2017 |

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The American Society of Civil Engineers recently updated the standard for tensile membrane structures.

This new edition updates the previous Standard ASCE/SEI 55-10, and replaces Standard ASCE 17-96, Air-Supported Structures. Now, the guidelines for conventional tensile membrane structures and frame-covered membrane structures are combined in a single standard.

“A valuable reference for both engineers and practitioners, Tensile Membrane Structures will aid in the design or construction of a wide variety of tensioned fabric structures,” ASCE says. 

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