air-supported structure

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pneumatic structure

A very lightweight enclosed structure, usually fabricated of a membrane of an impervious material and supported by the difference in air pressure between the exterior and the interior of the structure rather than by a structural framework. Fans must maintain the interior pressure slightly in excess of normal atmospheric pressure to prevent the structure from slowly deflating and collapsing. Used primarily as a temporary enclosure or to house sports facilities such as tennis courts and swimming pools. Also called an air-supported structure.
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the structure system will consists of a fabric envelope, revolving door, emergency exit doors, metal hallde lights with aluminum pole stands and other miscellaneous hardware and equipment required to provide a fully operational air supported structure.
Tenders are invited for building of the air supported structure on uvu vineyard property.
the structure system will consist of a fabric envelope with thermal/acoustical liner, an automatic air inflation system with pressure control including a remote monitoring and stand by emergency inflation, inflation hot air heating system, revolving and barrier free access doors, emergency exits doors, vehicle airlock access, lighting systems, and other miscellaneous hardware and equipment as noted or as required to provide a fully operational air supported structure.
Tenders are invited for Base Bid: Furnishing of an air supported structure, inflation, heating, and lighting equipment, supervision during construction, startup services and all necessary appurtenances to ensure an operating air supported structure.
Air supported structures are those in which a constant flow of air provides the support for the structure.