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Design Considerations for Anti-Throw Screens / Tensile Design & Construct

Design Considerations for Anti-Throw Screens

As well as fall protection barriers, wire mesh can be used to create anti throw screens on overpass bridges. These types of screens are necessary in some cases to
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Integrating Biophilic Architecture into Commercial Buildings / Tensile Design & Construct

Integrating Biophilic Architecture into Commercial Buildings

The term ‘biophilia’ was coined by biologist and science writer Edward O. Wilson in the 1980s to describe our natural affinity for life and living things. Fast-forward to the
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Webnet Mesh Barriers for Security and Protection / Tensile Design & Construct

Webnet Mesh Barriers for Security and Protection

As well as providing great support structures for building facades, Webnet mesh is an ideal material for creating safety barriers and screens. Some typical applications for security and protection
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Green Facades as Barriers: Fall Protection and Aesthetics / Tensile Design & Construct

Green Facades as Barriers: Fall Protection and Aesthetics

Elevated usable spaces will always need strong barriers for fall protection and safety. In that sense, barriers play a very functional role. However, barriers can also be made to
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An Architect’s Challenge: Integrating Tensile Structures / Tensile Design & Construct

An Architect’s Challenge: Integrating Tensile Structures

One of the challenges that comes with installing tensile structures is integrating them into the rest of the project in line with the intent of the design. In other
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Case Study: How Activated Barriers Foster Student Engagement / Tensile Design & Construct

Case Study: How Activated Barriers Foster Student Engagement

When we were engaged to install an activated barrier for the new Melbourne School of Design, the focus was on more than just safety and fall protection. The project
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Design Considerations for Activated Barriers / Tensile Design & Construct

Design Considerations for Activated Barriers

When you’re installing barriers for an atrium or the upper levels of an educational or other public building, the main priority is safety to prevent falls and other accidents.
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Balustrade Comparison: Railings vs Stainless Steel Cable / Tensile Design & Construct

Balustrade Comparison: Railings vs Stainless Steel Cable

When it comes to balustrades, there are many differences between materials in terms of longevity, strength, maintenance needs and even fire-resistance. This means when planning a balustrade, you should
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Webnet as Barrier: 4 Situational Uses in Public Spaces / Tensile Design & Construct

Webnet as a Barrier: 4 Situational Uses in Public Spaces

Webnet mesh is made from 316-grade stainless steel, making it an extremely strong and weather-resistant material. At the same time, the mesh has a light and translucent appearance that
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Galvanised or Stainless Steel Wire: Which is Best? / Tensile Design & Construct

Galvanised or Stainless Steel Wire: Which is Best?

When considering the best steel wire rope or mesh product for your building project, there is no one single answer for every case. Instead, the solution will depend on
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