The Washington State Fairgrounds Unveils a Cutting-Edge Entrance Canopy Featuring a New PTFE Tensile Architectural Membrane Design
To be completed in the Spring of 2024, Birdair prepares to design and build the PTFE-coated fiberglass tensile membrane entrance structure for the Washington Fairgrounds project located in Puyallup, WA. The entrance canopy will showcase approximately 4,700 square feet of Birdair's custom PTFE tensile membrane used to create a roofing system utilizing one layer of PTFE membrane.
Birdair's scope of work includes design, engineering, fabrication, supply, and installation of the PTFE-coated fiberglass membrane. The woven fiberglass gives the PTFE fiberglass membrane its mechanical strength. The principal element that differentiates PTFE fiberglass membrane from conventional glazing is its advantageous shading coefficient. As lighting levels increase, even cooler climates can realize overall energy savings using PTFE fiberglass membrane. The PTFE custom structure with a space frame like design will provide a functional entry way as visitors enter the WA State Fairgrounds.