Lightweight Design

Lightweight Design

The design process.


Lightweight Design is the engineering/drafting division in Lightweight Manufacturing. The engineers specialize in standardized tensioned fabric structures. Specifcally, for rental and permanent structure projects; where owners or engineers must have the load requirements of these structures certified. 

Equally important, a Professional Engineer (PE) certified in the jurisdiction where the project is located is responsible for sealing the certifications for submission. 

However, Lightweight conducts engineering reviews and provides certifications for all types of tensioned fabric structures and rental tents with a PE seal in any US State; meaning, clearspan tents, tensile tents, and frame tents are included.

Reliable engineering.

Our engineering package includes drafts and engineer drawings defining the structure, load assumptions, and reactions on the anchoring.Ā Therefore, providing details that other structural engineers or building inspectors are able to reference and recreate portions of, streamlining the process and accuracy of the information.

In addition, Lightweight Design provides the entire work pipeline process for permanent fabric structures, tensile structures, and frame-supported structures, streamlining the process even further.

(NOTE: Lightweight acts as a subcontractor andĀ does notĀ provide installation of projects for any tensile or tent structures.)

These renders were provided by our talented engineers and drafters as they run different fabric stress analyses through various simulations of different structural forms.

Illustrated, are cone, cantilever, and barrel structures rendered to ensure the fabric integrity will hold accounting for several variables such as weather and tension.

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Lightweight is proudly partnered with ESTA an organization that envisions a safer, stronger entertainment industry through connection, education, and empowerment. Where there is architectural and engineering business production, ESTA is behind it. 

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