Membrane lightweight structures are safer in a fire because they have fire retardant properties, which slows down the progress of the fire.
Flame retardant, also known as flame retardant, is a concept that is used to refer to a variety of chemical compounds that are used in plastics, textiles, etc. to delay the spread of flames across and across a surface.
In the photo that illustrates this blog it is evident how the wooden building burns and is quickly consumed by the fire, with a Membrane lightweight structures the same would not happen.
If the fire were to occur in a tensile structure, it would only tear and show stains left by the fire as it attempted to spread across the surface, but no flames would be seen there.
To prevent accidents, flame retardants are found in many products in homes, such as rugs, curtains, and furniture, as well as in many other household appliances.
In fact, retardants are widely used in electronic circuits and in the plastics that cover computers, televisions, among other equipment.
There are also clothing with fire retardant properties and architectural buildings such as theaters, airports and hospitals.
In the case of the membrane lightweight structures, there are several brands of roofing materials that are manufactured with these properties, which is why the membrane lightweight structures are safer against a fire because they have fire-retardant properties, which allows to retard the advance of the fire.
Although tensile structures are usually contracted for the aesthetic accent it gives to an architectural project, there is increasing knowledge about the fireproof properties of Membrane lightweight structures.
At Hyparch we design textile architecture projects with mesh that has these properties to guarantee not only an aesthetic vigil, but also a secure Membrane lightweight structures.
We invite you to visit our project gallery as well as our online quote.