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Eddleston, director of engineering for
MakMax Australia Pty. Ltd.
Headquartered in Brisbane, the
The two market
segments where we've
seen the strongest
growth have been in
schools and sporting
applications.
MARTIN EDDLESTON
MakMax Australia Pty. Ltd.
company designs, engineers, fabricates
and installs custom architectural
membrane structures. Specializing
in lightweight tensile membrane
structures utilizing architectural fabrics
like polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE),
ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), MakMax
provides commercial shade solutions
like stadium roofing, car-park shade
covers, commercial umbrellas, bowling
green covers and more.
Markets include schools, sports
and recreation facilities, retail and
commercial developments, hospitality
and entertainment venues, and
community spaces, among others.
The company also designs structures
for the country's tropical regions that
are experiencing a growing number of
cyclones, says Eddleston, explaining
that MakMax can engineer steel frames
to withstand almost any weather event.
" The two market segments where
we've seen the strongest growth
have been in schools and sporting
applications, " says Eddleston.
" MakMax has worked with schools and
universities to create tensile membrane
structures, offering a range of
architectural umbrellas, modular shade
structures and school COLAs [covered
outdoor learning areas].
" Australians love their sports, " he
continues. " With a growing need for
sun-smart solutions for spectators
and players, MakMax has witnessed
a developing trend to incorporate
shade structures for both. "
Lawn bowling clubs represent the
company's " strongest single market, "
says Eddleston, adding that in an effort
to offer enhanced sun protection,
many clubs are seeking funding
opportunities and government grants
for shade infrastructure development.
The MakMax Sports and School
Shade Solutions are a range of barrelvault
canopies available in various
shapes, sizes and designs, fabricated
either with architectural-grade PVC
fabric with polyvinylidene fluoride
(PVDF) coating or with hightranslucency,
long-life PTFE woven
fiberglass with fluoropolymer coating.
Included are the TensoCola™ School
Canopy, TensoSport™ Sports Canopy,
and the TensoSport-MAX™ Tennis &
Bowling Green Range.
Also directed to the sports market is
In Australia, clear or patterned ETFE foil for custom architectural structures is growing in
popularity. MakMax uses a two-layer construction system, creating air-filled cushions that sit
within a lightweight aluminum frame. The cushions create a natural insulation layer, helping to
reduce costs associated with heating/cooling, also alleviating the need for additional building
materials. Installed on the Macquarie University Arts Precinct, Sydney NSW.
the company's Custom Fabric Roofing
for stadiums and large sporting venues.
The custom stadium canopies combine
PTFE with ETFE foil and embrace
a growing global trend for iconic
sporting infrastructure.
In addition to their other features,
like blocking UV rays while still
allowing light through, tensile
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