Understand the benefits of using tension bars and compression struts to achieve lightweight, cost
effective, architectural, open plan structures.
Identify the main products and components in tension bar and adjustable compression strut systems.
Identify the main applications that tension bar and adjustable compression strut products are used
in and the benefits of each application type.
Understand how to design projects using tension bar and compression strut systems and have an
understanding of installation.
The course is AIA CES Approved and provides 1 hour of LU/HSW credits.
Architectural Products Consulting & Sales LLC
Macalloy (AIA CES Provider Number: 40107519)
Comprehensive introduction to tension structures
Characteristics of tension bar, compression strut and stainless cable products
Outline of applications projects used in through reference projects.
Review advantages over traditional and alternative solutions
Identify parameters required for design and learn how product is installed.
Tension Rod and Compression Strut Systems
in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel