Kingscliff, Australia (PressExposure) September 29, 2011 -- A 1,095m2 tensile fabric aircraft hangar has been designed and installed for an Australian Airline located at Cairns Regional Airport in Queensland, Australia. Universal Fabric Structures have been contracted for the design and construction of the aircraft hangar.
The S Span Curved structure will act as a temporary replacement for an older metal clad hangar that has been recently removed from the site. The 36.5 meter wide by 36 m long tensile fabric hangar will become home to the Dash 8 300 series aircraft and will feature a cyclone rated steel truss frame with open gable ends for aircraft access, and a life expectancy of over 20 years.
Cairns Airport is Australia's leading regional airport; it continues to expand with a range of both domestic and international routes and over 3 million passengers in the last year. A Senior Project Manager has been appointed to oversee the design and construction of the tensile fabric hangar which is due to be completed in August; 2011. The tensile fabric structure is a holistic and sustainable building solution. The S Span hangar can be relocated to another site at the end of its time at Cairns Airport, making for an extremely low carbon footprint. The S Span C fabric structure series is versatile and has been used by clients for a variety of applications including fully enclosed sport halls, equipment warehousing, and mine site lunch rooms.
With options to include but not limited to, higher peak or eave heights, lightweight or hard walling systems, pedestrian and vehicle entry/exit doors, HVAC, rigging or conveyor systems, Supa-Span can be designed to suit myriad applications.
The Supa Span series offer many advantages including:
* Galvanised two chord lace structural steel frame
* Varying arched, straight or curved profiles
* Widths from 30-97 metres (custom widths can be designed)
* Lengths are indefinite in bays of 5metres
* Varying eave and peak heights available
* Premium Ferrari PVC membrane (custom graphics, logos and coloured membranes available)