The UK’s blow-up structures experts

November 16, 2009

British fabric structures manufacturer Tectoniks is all set to help—bring on the disasters. By David Littlefield Post-disaster accommodation has changed little over the years, and it is easy to bring to mind row upon row of tented structures that spring up to provide quick, temporary and low-cost shelters for people with nowhere else to go. …

Heywinkel Group reorganizes

Julius Heywinkel GmbH has now become Heytex Bramsche GmbH, making the company’s successful brand name also the name of their company. The Heytex companies manufacture coated and laminated technical textiles for products ranging from truck tarps and tents to advertising banners, large-format screens and stadium roofing. Along with the corporate restructuring, there has been a …

Indian Air Force acquires tent-based medical facilities

November 9, 2009

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has acquired tent-based medical facilities that can be airlifted to establish a 25-bed hospital at any disaster site within 24 hours. “Earlier we used to put up normal tents on iron rods to run our emergency hospitals,” an IAF officer told the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). “With the new system, …