We develop innovative, structurally efficient, commercially viable, structures with an attention to detail that leads to widespread recognition for outstanding design quality. To deliver market leading products and services, we provide a creative environment where commercially viable innovation is promoted and developed throughout the work force.
Our Mission Statement
To promote the benefits of lightweight structures by providing efficient use of space and materials
To develop innovative solutions widely recognised for quality
To generate substantial cost savings through effective design
To give recognition and reward for all contributions
In 2000 a UK Government DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) technology transfer programme brought together a small group of experts from a wide range of backgrounds to develop a radically new temporary grandstand canopy roof. Arena Seating (the UK’s leading temporary event company) and Dundee University’s lightweight structures group developed advanced software analysis, materials and engineering to create ARIES, possibly the most advanced temporary deployable roof in the world.
ARIES was ahead of its time and a huge success in every aspect except the one that matters most. It was not commercially viable for small scale events requiring a covered grandstand and there were insufficient world class events available to justify the investment required for a product launch. This was a lesson learned the hard way and in 2002 two of the leading team members formed tensARC Ltd to exploit the technology and knowledge generated by the project to create commercially viable solutions for deployable structures and tensile fabric canopies.
tensARC specialise in the design of lightweight deployable structures coupled with tensile fabric design. Areas of expertise currently include tensile fabric structures, deployable grandstands, deployable grandstand roofs, fabric development and internal shade sails.