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How Tensile Structures Enhance Your Office Property

By October 22, 2019November 13th, 2019No Comments

Cool and innovative workspaces are no longer limited to Silicon Valley.  More office buildings and tech workspaces are incorporating tensile structures – sleek designs with incredible functionality – to bring a fun and futuristic feeling to the workday. Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries is at the forefront of technological advances in design, techniques, and building materials of commercial construction.  Tension Structures develops cutting-edge and elegant solutions alongside property owners and developers, architects, general contractors, and property managers looking to elevate the workplace experience.  Here’s why these industry experts look for tensile solutions as part of their focus.


There’s no such thing as a second first impression. Tensile structures bring flair, pizzazz, and culture to your workspace. When a client, prospect, or new employee arrives at your building, they get an immediate sense of your brand’s personality because you are creating an environment that goes beyond the typical cement, stucco, and glass they see at most commercial properties.

Because of their versatility, you can imagine your tensile structures indoors or outdoors.  These multi-use installments offer unlimited creative possibilities, allowing architects and designers to start a creative design outside the building, and have it continue inside. 

From aspirational entryways to open-air atriums, tensile structures can help your guests avoid the elements or add texture to an otherwise mundane building.


Whether it’s the blazing sun, torrential downpour, or Nor’easter blizzard conditions, the elements are no match for these canopy designs, which offer a valuable line of defense.

Tension Structures utilize membranes such as PTFE-coated fiberglass or PVC. Durability is important when you deal with inclement weather or blazing sun or both!  While lightweight, these structures withstand the conditions and offer virtually a year-round maintenance-free experience.  


While it seems like every little piece of a construction project amplifies the cost, tensile structures offer a very affordable way to enhance your commercial property.  In fact, in the 81 years that Eide has been a leader in the industry, we’ve seen the costs for most other materials skyrocket. Tensile structures materials have maintained relatively low pricing compared to other materials.  Today’s average prices for engineered fabric tension structures are in the neighborhood of $120 per square foot, although depending on your needs, prices can range from $60/sqft to $400/sqft. Customization is key.  You control the costs depending on your design desires. 

How Can Tensile Structures Bolster Your Next Commercial Project?

In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects.  We provide expertise and support for architects, landscape designers, general contractors, and property owners to develop their custom tensile membrane project ideas and construct iconic structures.

Explore the options for your next project.  Contact one of our experts today by calling 800-422-6827.