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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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a world provider of designing and building inflatable structures for uses including passenger airline hangars, airline terminal roofs and on military bases.
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For several days part of the Olympic stadium has been topped by an inflatable structure, apparently designed to conceal a key element of the opening ceremony.
A great, inflatable structure slowly took shape, like some hybrid of a beached whale and an iceberg.
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The giant inflatable structure will captivate visitors of all ages with its incredible world of light, colour and sound, while giving them the chance to explore the labyrinth of tunnels and colourful capsules.
NO PLACE LIKE DOME: Danielle Whinmill, aged 11, and Nafis Ali, aged 12, outside the inflatable structure where they were able to learn about the solar system.
Architects of Air has it's festival debut - a giant, brightly coloured, inflatable structure will intrigue festival-goers who can explore inside the coloured domes, experiencing a sensual and visual phenomena of light and colour.
These seams are the lowest-strength components in the whole structure, so the maximum size of an inflatable structure depends strongly on the maximum fabric seam strength [1].
There is also an incredible opportunity to actually buy an Inflatable Structure and rent it out for a great ROI.
POLICE have been given more time to investigate the designer of an inflatable structure which killed two woman in a freak disaster.
AGIANT inflatable structure called Podistouring Wales --encouraging young people to open their minds to the possibilities of being their own boss.