​Architectural Facade System

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Cable truss systems

Cable truss systems cleverly utilize the unique cable properties of being flexible and its exceptional tensile strength to mass ratio. This is especially ideal when the facade design is very tall. Cables are tensioned to create sub-trusses with minimal visual obstruction. The result is a cost effective, easy-to-maintain facade construction that retains minimal vertical trusses.  The disadvantage of a cable system is primarily its engineering complexity relative to the other systems. It needs to work solely on a tension design whereas rod and metal frame systems may use both tension and compression. Thus small facade design would tend to avoid this higher cost of engineering.

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