Ronstan Introduces U.S. Architectural/Engineering Communities to Tensile Architecture Solutions

Ronstan Tensile Architecture offers a full range of design, engineering and installation capabilities for a variety of tensile applications, including bridges, balustrades and railings, and structural bracing as well as other tensile structures.
By: Ronstan Tensile Architecture
Feb. 19, 2010 - PRLog -- MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA…Ronstan Tensile Architecture – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tensile cables, rods and bars for architectural and structural applications – introduces the U.S. market to its end-to-end specialty contracting services. Ronstan offers a full range of design, engineering and installation capabilities for the architectural/engineering communities of North America while continuing to serve the Australasian region.

Ronstan Tensile Architecture possesses a technical understanding of individual tensile components that is unrivaled by its competitors. Ronstan’s expertise is the result of decades of experience supplying tensile rods and cables and contracting for a variety of tensile applications, including cable nets, glazed and green facades, balustrades and railings, bridges, catenary lighting, security and fall protection, signage and decoration, structural bracing, tensioned fabric architecture, landscaping applications and zoological enclosures.  

Ronstan assembles an experienced, integrated team to provide comprehensive services for small to midsize projects incorporating principles of tensile architecture. Ronstan’s design engineers customize solutions to meet the architectural vision of each project, while its project management team ensures the proper coordination of tensile requirements.

Combining its specialty contracting services, technical expertise and bold imagination, Ronstan has contributed to some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture.

“Ronstan offers the full range of consulting services to provide a tailored solution for each tensile architecture installation,” explains Rowan Murray, Ronstan general manager architectural and industrial. “The clever application of creative thinking paired with practical and workable design-build solutions continues to set Ronstan apart.”

Working with a building project’s team throughout the design-build process, Ronstan Tensile Architecture delivers the utmost in quality, safety and efficiency through its end-to-end design, engineering and contracting services, which include:

•   Design Support
Ronstan’s design support services draw on decades of experience, combined with the latest technology and techniques, to interpret and realize a concept for tension structures.

•   Structural Analysis
A team of consultants provides detailed analysis and modeling of how Ronstan’s systems will behave and interact within any tensile architecture installation.

•   Materials Selection
Ronstan consults with the building team on how to most precisely customize a system from a wide range of products, materials and finishes.

•   Custom Fabrication
Whether a project requires a custom-made terminal or a continuing line, Ronstan can custom design and fabricate the right hardware for any job.

•   Cost Estimation, Planning and Scheduling
Ronstan provides accurate and transparent quotations for tensile architecture projects as well as detailed estimates for cost planning requirements.

•   Method Statements
Ronstan develops accurate method statements for any tension structure to ensure that the installations will perform to expectation, with the most efficient and timely assembly.

•   Management and Coordination
Ronstan coordinates, manages and oversees the construction of its tension systems on site and consolidates various components from different suppliers for a seamless installation.

Ronstan’s intimate knowledge of tensile components ensures that all factors of the design and building process are considered, such as load requirements, corrosion protection mechanisms and cable construction. Additionally, Ronstan understands how cables and rods can be combined in uniquely aesthetic designs that provide meaningful utility and contribute to sustainable design. The simple shape and form that Ronstan can achieve with tensile structures masks their true complexity and creates mystique.  

“The highly-technical nature of tensile architecture can be intimidating without the assistance of an end-to-end specialty contractor,” Murray explains. “Partnering with Ronstan gives our clients the opportunity to create unique tensile structures with all the benefits of continuity, efficiency, quality control and cost effectiveness.”

Headquartered in Melbourne, Ronstan has contributed to many noteworthy installations throughout Australasia, the nerve center of tensile architecture. Ronstan was first incorporated in the early 1950s in a small factory in Melbourne, manufacturing hardware for the marine industry. The new category of tensile architecture adopted Ronstan structural rods and cables, fasteners, terminals and fittings to hold materials like fabric membrane, glass, metal and wood in place under tension, as the name tensile architecture implies.

Since then, Ronstan has worked closely with the A/E community, expanding the influence of tensile architecture and accumulating a wealth of knowledge in the design, engineering and execution of the tensile structures in which their hardware products play such a critical role.

For more information on Ronstan Tensile Architecture, visit  

About Ronstan Tensile Architecture: Ronstan Tensile Architecture provides the architectural/engineering communities of North America and the Australasian region with end-to-end specialty contracting services, technical expertise and bold imagination that have resulted in some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture. Ronstan maintains the unique capability to provide comprehensive services for small to midsize projects incorporating principles of tensile architecture, including concept development, design assistance, cable and fitting selection, structural analysis and installation. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan Tensile Architecture operates offices internationally. For more information, visit

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