Sue Uhler

Sue is the IFD Technical Marketing Manager at Seaman Corporation. Sue has a vast amount of technical and functional expertise regarding industrial coated fabrics.

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Adhere to Federal Requirements When Procuring Architectural Fabrics

Posted by Sue Uhler on Aug 29, 2017 1:19:24 PM

The Pentagon has recently been clamping down on adherence to “buy American” laws like the Berry Amendment and the Buy American Act. Building contractors working on U.S. government and military projects must be vigilant about the origin of the material they use.

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ASCE 7-16 Provides Indispensable New Guidelines for Structural Design

Posted by Sue Uhler on Mar 8, 2017 4:01:32 PM

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has again made crucial revisions to the ASCE 7 standard, "Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures,” which provides requirements for general structural design. The revised standard is expected to become a primary reference that informs the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), specifically with relation to design that accommodates structural loads and seismic provisions.

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There's a Brand-New Set of Guidelines for Your Tensile Membrane Structures

Posted by Sue Uhler on Jan 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Tension Membrane Committee has revised ASCE 55-10, the organization’s primary set of guidelines for designing a wide variety of tensioned fabric structures. While these guidelines are updated every five years on average, this latest revision is extensive compared to others—which makes the new set of guidelines, Tensile Membrane Structures (ASCE 55-16), a must-have resource for anyone building and assembling tension structures.

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7 Vital Components of Air-Supported Sports Domes

Posted by Sue Uhler on Oct 19, 2016 11:57:12 AM

Air-supported domes are versatile building systems that are great for sport applications, as these structures do not require columns or other support beams. The large, open spaces protected by the domes can be utilized as year-round sports facilities. While there is no need for support beams, there are several vital structural and design elements to consider. Seven of these components are outlined below.

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Key Steps to Follow for Successful Tension Structure Installations

Posted by Sue Uhler on Oct 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Tension structures are seemingly installed in the blink of an eye. However, there are specific steps installation teams must follow. Six steps are detailed in this post to help assist installation teams and building owners during their own installations.

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How to Maintain Your Fabric Structure Part 1 - Cleaning

Posted by Sue Uhler on Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Maintenance of your architectural fabric structure is a crucial aspect of maximizing its lifespan and performance. There is one important distinction between structure types and the required maintenance; frame, tension, and air supported structures generally have specific maintenance requirements set forth by the manufacturer.

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5 Factors Affecting the Performance of Your Fabric Structure

Posted by Sue Uhler on Jul 27, 2016 9:06:10 AM

The initial design criteria for architectural fabric structures is critical when looking at the long-term performance of your structure. Consideration must be given to the architectural fabric skin such as proper tensile strength, flame resistance, weight, coating adhesion, type of coating, and top finish to ensure the performance of the structure. When creating a design for your architectural fabric structure, consider the following five factors.

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