Lunch & Learn: Tension Structures July 30

RSVP Required – Only 25 spaces available

Lori Benshoff with Carolina SKYShades, LLC will be providing a lunch and learn onFriday July 30, 2010 at the from Noon until 2:00 pm. Lunch will begin at 11:30 and Lori will begin her presentation at 12:00.  The presentation is roughly 45-60 minutes. The course is titled “Architectural Tension Membrane Structures” and is approvedfor 1 credit hour with NCBOLA.  The approved course number is 7144.

Program Overview:

The program provides the basics of membrane structures. The program explains the nature of this type of construction versus typical conventional building, teaches the basics properties and considerations of the fabric materials whether they be for shade or waterproof applications.

Learning Objectives:

1.    Teach the differences between the dynamic nature of tensile membrane structures versus the static nature of most other types of construction.

2.    Explains the properties of what is being termed in the industry as the fifth building element, which are the fabrics, the three primary materials being Shade Cloth, Waterproof PVC and Non Combustible PTFE (Teflon).

3.    Explains the anticlastic nature of the tensile structures, regarding double curvature and its benefit of adding architectural sweeping forms and lightweight construction. <>
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The Meeting will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum at the NC State University.

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Please see the attached pdf for more information regarding the presentation.

*Please register for this event by emailing “ME” that you will be attended*
Space is limited.  There is room for 25 guests so please register early.
If you register, please make sure you attend so others will not miss out.

Also make sure to thank the JC Raulston Arboretum for allowing us to use their wonderful facility.
They have been gracious enough to continue to provide meeting space for no fee.

Please register soon to secure your spot!

Keith Downing, RLA, ASLA
McNeely Associates pa
5501 McNeely Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 782-9677