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When placed into the frame, the foil is tensioned to the same level each time and, because there is no mesh to contend with, there is no loss of tension--even in high-volume manufacturing environments.
When the tension wheels are tensioned through the cables the structure as a whole is tensioned.
Michael Dickson, Ted Happold and Ian Liddell had been working on tensioned fabric and cable technology and on the Mannheim gridshell while at Ove Arup & Partners.