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FabriTec Structures Spearheads Tensile Membrane Canopy Design and Construction For FSU

SOURCE: FabriTec Structures LLC

DALLAS, TX – (December 3,2015) – FabriTec Structures, LLC, North America’s leading design/build contractor specializing in tension fabric structures, today announced the company has been selected to design, engineer, fabricate, supply and install two (2) identical tensile membrane canopies supported by steel and cables at the Seminoles’ south end zone in accordance with the University’s plans to build a premium club seating section at the south end of Doak Campbell Stadium.

The tension structures will be PTFE Chukoh Skytop 800 architectural membrane and cantilever out over the stadium seats from columns located on a new club level deck. The new deck area will add 6,000 premium seats and hosted services. The total fabric plan area covers a 24,930 sq. ft.

Paramount to the design of the tension structures was the intent to protect football fans from sun and rain but also ensure that no columns would hinder fans’ enjoyment of the game. A notable design element will be the “spearheads,” located at the field end of several horizontal outriggers, which will extend out over the seating and capture the essence of the spear used by the Seminole Indian – Florida State University’s most-­‐revered mascot. Each one will be lit up with LED lighting to provide a spectacular scene at night.

The fabric canopies are part of an extensive renovation at the south end of Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium initiated by FSU administrators and the Seminole Boosters and underscore Coach Jimbo Fisher’s commitment to rebuilding the dynasty that lead the football team to an Atlantic Coast Championship in 2014. Other proposed improvements include: raising the height of the exterior of Stadium, installing exposed glass staircases and architectural lighting.

The architectural consultant on the project is Rosser International, one of the leading architectural firms involved with collegiate stadiums and other athletic facilities.

FabriTec expects to start work on site by April of 2016. The entire project will be ready for Florida State’s football home opener in September of 2016.

General Contractor: Childers Construction
Architectural Consultant: Rosser International

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About FabriTec Structures
FabriTec Structures, a design/build specialty contractor, has grown to be recognized as a leading brand in the tensile membrane structure industry. The company offers custom architectural fabric structures for a wide variety of markets including: Airports & Transportation, Retail, Hospitality, Stadiums & Athletic Arenas, Amphitheaters and much more. FabriTec provides imagination and innovation in fabric architecture. Visit http://www.fabritecstructures.com for more information or follow us on facebook/fabritec.

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