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Macalloy Tie Bars Used on Airport Tensile Membrane Structure, Kuwait
Macalloy Tension Bars / Tie Bars were used in this innovative structure at Kuwait Airport The products supplied by Macalloy were integral to the airport design. Macalloy tension bars are used to tension this membrane structure used for outdoor ceremonies at Kuwait airport. The tie bars are used as back stays from the main upright posts and to the centre of the structure to provide support for the large span strcutre. The membrane structure of the VIP Cermonial Plaza has an span of 84.7m x 46m between the two arches and the height of the masts are 32.2m.
Macalloy Adjustable Compression Struts used at Alexander College, Cyprus
Macalloy architectural adjustable compression struts were used for the exterior of Alexander College. Macalloy’s architectural compression struts are used to help keep the upright column in place that supports a roof level sun shading screen. The adjustable compression struts are tied back to the main building in diagonals to provide bracing support. The levels of adjustment with the compression members allowed for small adjustment to be made on-site after installation. Alexandra College is a leading college in Cyprus with links back to UK colleges and Universities.
Macalloy Architectural Tension Bars Used Within Unique Steel Arch Roof Strucuture, Hampden Guerney School; London, UK
This groundbreaking city centre school comprises of a ground floor nursery, three floors of classrooms and a rooftop teaching room. And to this truly innovative and unique structure Macalloy provided Architectural Tension Bars to the Roof Structure. Macalloy tension bars have been used to tension a steel arch which is used to support a roof structure and provide a focal point for an outdoor play area at Hampden Guerney School, London. The unique steel arch supported roof provides a a large column free space on the floor below. The steel arch also supports a membrane canopy structure. This groundbreaking city centre school comprises of a ground floor nursery, three floors of classrooms and a rooftop teaching room. Architects – BDP Images taken by Martine Hamilton Knight
Macalloy Tension Bars used as Bracing in Glulam Structure of Robert Burns Museum; Ayr, UK
Macalloy Tension Rods / Tension Bars were used for the environment conscious building. Macalloy tension rods are used in the Robert Burns Museum in Ayr, Scotland. The building is constructed using Douglas fir and European redwood and is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The Macalloy tension bars are used throughout the building to provide bracing for the glulam structure. Architect and Consultant – Simpson & Brown Architects Main Contractors – Border Construction Ltd. of Carlisle Structural Engineers & Services Engineers – Buro Happold, Glasgow office Structural Timber Frame Contractor – Carpenter Oak & Woodland
Macalloy Tension Bars used at Willow Place Shopping Centre; Corby, UK
Macalloy Tension bars were used within the fabric structure of the shopping centre in Corby. Macalloy tension bars are used on the Willow Place shopping centre in Corby, England. The Macalloy tie bars are used to tension the membrane structure that provides a central sheltered area for the outdoor facility. Architect – DLG Architects Contractor – HBG Construction Engineer – Architen Landrell Associates Ltd Images by Architen Landrell Associates Ltd
Macalloy Tension Rods in Silverburn Shopping Centre; Glasgow, UK
Macalloy Tension Bars were used extensively within the Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow. Macalloy tension bars are used to support the glass atrium at Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The tie rods are used to provide structural support and tension the steel support structure for the impressive glass atrium entrance. The out of town shopping centre is one of the largest in the UK. Owner/Developer – Retail Property Holding Ltd Contractor – Bovis Lend Lease UK Civil/Structural Engineer – Stuart McTaggart Ltd