TALL have been involved with these exciting freeform tents for several years in collaboration with various events companies. The tents are manufactured from a unique three-layer composite material that is both fire and UV resistant that can be stretched over support poles in any number of configurations. TALL undertook a structural analysis of the tents that resulted in a set of guidelines for the erection of the tents that allows great flexibility with the positioning of the supporting poles in order to take advantage of the freeform potential. The analysis and report also satisfied licensing requirements for use of the tents at prestigious public events and TALL continue to undertake site inspections to sign-off the erected tents before events.
TALL have also supervised new material tests on a lycra based fabric which is also now in successful use in a similar application.