Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Canada Place to have TiO2-coated PTFE Tensile Roofing
Canada Place to have TiO2-coated PTFE Tensile Roofing
30
Aug '10
Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight long-span roofing systems and tensile structures throughout the world, has been selected to provide the updated tensile roofing system for Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As the manufacturer of Canada Place's original sail fabric, Birdair is proud to be a part of this project.

Birdair will serve as roofing sub-contractor for the Vancouver landmark, replacing the structure's current roof with 91,210 square feet of TiO2-coated PTFE fiberglass fabric membrane that matches the original five-sail design installed in 1985.

The fabric membrane specified for Canada Place is PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, fiberglass coated with non-toxic and flame-resistant TiO2 (titanium dioxide) that requires less maintenance due to its self-cleaning capabilities. The material is also highly durable, weather and fire resistant, and could have a project life expectancy exceeding 30 years.

The $21-million project will be financed through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, a key component of Canada's Economic Action Plan. The Economic Action Plan is aimed at creating jobs and supporting industry, while contributing to the economic health of the country.

A symbol of culture, tourism and economic activity, Canada Place hosts three million visitors per year and generates approximately $1 billion in economic impact annually for the local economy. Canada Place houses the Port Metro Vancouver cruise ship terminal and corporate office, the Vancouver Convention Centre East, the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, the World Trade Centre office tower and the VINCI parkade.

As a full-service specialty contractor, Birdair offers complete design and engineering assistance and solutions throughout the design-build process, and has completed more than 1,200 tensile architecture installations worldwide.

Birdair Inc

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Continue existing Duty Drawback, ROSL scheme post GST: TEA

Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has made requisitions to...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Deckers Brands starts review of strategic alternatives

Deckers Brands, a global leader in designing, marketing and...

Courtesy: AAFA

Fashion | On 28th Apr 2017

Andrew Rosen, Stuart Vevers among AAFA awardees

Andrew Rosen, founder and CEO of Theory, Stuart Vevers of Coach, Nick ...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X