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Rapidly Deployable Engineered Membrane Structures for the Defence Industry

Sprung is the inventor of the stressed membrane structure, engineered to accommodate the need for enclosed space quickly and economically.


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PO Box 62
Maple Leaf Road,
Alberta T0L 0A0,
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Sprung is the inventor of the stressed membrane structure, engineered to accommodate the need for enclosed space quickly and economically.

This innovative building solution utilises architectural membrane panels placed under high tension within a non-corroding aluminium substructure, and an optional superior-performing, energy-efficient Johns Manville formaldehyde-free insulation package is available.

Features include:

MRAP interior
Vehicle maintenance for defence applications.
Sprung hangar door in Afghanistan.
Dubai helicopter hangar exterior.
Riley helicopter interior.
The Bob hope food services interior provides efficient cooling and heating with its optional fibreglass insulation package.
The Bob hope exterior protective door hoods and vestibules divert snow and rain from entrances.
Sprung recreation structures include gymnasiums, weight rooms, pool enclosures, racquet sports and arenas.
Exterior view of a Sprung recreation structure.
  • Speed of delivery and construction
  • Widths from 9.1m to 60.9m (30ft to 200ft) by any length
  • Large variety of cargo and hangar doors options
  • Energy-efficient insulation package
  • Re-locatable, clear span design
  • Limited foundation requirements
  • Lightweight, aluminum substructure to reduce transportation costs

Sprung structures compare to pre-engineered metal buildings and conventional construction by various methods:

Speed of delivery and construction

  • A Sprung structure can be shipped from inventory and erected at a rate of up to 2,000ft2 (186 square metres) per day
  • Businesses can open ahead of schedule or expand production quickly

Fully re-locatable

  • Modular clear span design ensures Sprung structures are re-locatable and expandable
  • Structures may be disassembled, moved and completely reconfigured

Limited foundation requirements

  • Provided appropriate soil conditions exist, foundations are not required on structures up to 48.8m (160ft)
  • Saves time and money

Energy efficient fibreglass insulation package

  • Virtually air tight membrane building envelope combined with a fully lofted fibreglass insulation package ensures maximum heating and cooling performance in any location.


  • With more than 12,000 structures erected in 100 countries worldwide, Sprung ensures exceptional service and support. We offer a 30 year guarantee on rust proof aluminum substructure and up to 20 year guarantee on architectural membrane.

Defence industry applications

Vehicle maintenance:

  • Re-locatable clear span design
  • Daylight panels in peak provide an optimum amount of natural daylight while lowering operating costs
  • Limited foundation requirements

Aircraft hangars

Optional hangar doors include:

  • Telescoping Door Design (TDS)
  • Vertical Lifting Fabric Doors
  • Hydraulic Lifting Doors
  • Centre Point Rotation Doors

Helicopter hangars

  • Centre point rotational hangar doors are easy to open and provide a non-powered manual door ideal for remote locations
  • On site warehousing, general dynamics exterior, warehouse internal
  • Clearspan design provides maximum flexibility for warehouse racking options
  • Can be erected on raw dirt, asphalt or concrete

Food Services: Bob Hope interior

  • Optional fibreglass insulation package provides ideal heating and cooling efficiency
  • Protective doorhoods and vestibules divert snow and rain from entrances


  • Gymnasiums, weight rooms, pool enclosures, racquet sports and arenas

About Sprung

Sprung Structures is a member of the Sprung Group of Companies established in 1887, which has achieved international recognition by providing building solutions for thousands of different applications in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Sprung Structures Ltd
PO Box 62
Maple Leaf Road
Alberta T0L 0A0

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