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. Many noteworthy installations can be found throughout Australasia, the nerve center of tensile architecture, and were built with help from Ronstan.

As a leader in its category, 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. Ronstan’s design engineers customize solutions to meet the demands of each project, while its project management team ensures the proper coordination of tensile requirements. Working with a building project’s team throughout the design-build process, Ronstan delivers the highest quality installation.

Ronstan was incorporated in the early 1950s in a small factory in Melbourne, Australia, manufacturing hardware for the marine industry. The new category of tensile architecture adopted Ronstan structural rods, 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.

Today, Ronstan Tensile Architecture remains committed to its end-to-end design, contracting and manufacturing services for tensile architecture, delivering the utmost in quality, safety and efficiency. The clever application of creative thinking paired with practical and workable design-build solutions continues to set Ronstan apart.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Ronstan Tensile Architecture maintains offices internationally.

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