Membrane Structures Manufacturers Association (MSMA) is a
Canadian non-profit corporation whose members
represent the membrane-covered frame structures industry. These types of structures have been known in the past as fabric structures, fabric covered buildings and fabric buildings.
companies range in size from several-person shops to
multinational corporations; members' products encompass the
entire spectrum of the membrane industry, from steel,
aluminum, wood and fabric suppliers to manufacturers,
installers and designers of end products and accessories.
The inherent qualities of natural lighting,
clear span space, speed of erection and fire performance are unique to these structures.
Building code & standards
Material standards for steel,
wood, aluminum, and membrane; and
PART 4 Structural Design code.
Membrane-covered frame structures can be fitted with
virtually any accessory system that can be found in other
types of construction.
The various size and shape of
these structures are determined by the structural spans.