The Friendly Baptist Church Project in Tyler, Texas is a great example of how, in the early phases of design development, Eide Industries, Inc. can take a simple concept from an architect to produce 3D visual models and budgetary estimates. We will work within the budget constraints to help refine the tensile structure design to fit the financial allowance.


Ferrari PreContraint 502 textile fabric is used to cover the 32′ wide by 17′ projection tensile entrance canopy. The steel frame consists of 8-5/8″ diameter upright columns and 4-1/2″ diameter upper frames, with engineered footings of 2′-6″ diameter by 6′ deep. To be economical, the powder coat painted frames were designed to be assembled in the field without the need for field welding and field painting.


Project Name: Friendly Baptist Church
Project Location: Tyler, TX
Membrane Type: Serge Ferrari PreContraint 502 Textile Fabric
Total Project Size: 32′-0″ Wide by 17′-0″ Projection