Membrane structure as car parking sheds in China
This membrane structure car parking shed was built for Suzhou Middle Court in China. We contacted the project from design, fabrication and installation in 2018.
Steel membrane structure is used in the current space structure more and more because the membrane structure has less pole piece, more beautiful nodes than the ball nodes of space frame. It abandons tradition ball nodes of conjunction way, simplification node of structure. The large span membrane structure structure can build many appearance of large span structure. In civil and public building, there are wide development prospect of popularization application especially the construction of the big exhibition hall, roofing of train station, airport and sports hall.
Currently, membrane structures are constantly being used in building construction. In many cases, these new construction features provide greater strength than previous construction types but at lower cost. So membrane structure occurs in many more fields because the structures are stronger and more modern in architectural buildings. A membrane structure is essentially a triangulated system of straight interconnected structural elements. The most common use of membrane structure is in buildings, where support to roofs, the floors and internal loading such as services and suspended ceilings, are readily provided. The main reasons for using trusses are:
- Long span with large area
- Lightweight with more economic cost
- Less support with stable structure
- Reduced deflection (compared to plain members)
- Opportunity to support considerable loads.
The corresponding side, however, is increased fabrication cost. But in modern steel construction, membrane structure is widely used for public building because above-mentioned causes.
We have professional engineer to design as the requirement. The design standard can be followed by GB, BS,ASTM and so on.