The MakMax team boasts engineers, drafts people, architects and project managers, we are the only company in Australia offering this calibre of experience and knowledge, in-house at our Brisbane Head Office.
Our scope of work ranges from umbrella and modular structures to stadium, bridges and entertainment venues. Custom roof canopies, walkways, education shade structures, custom industrial structures, mass coverage protection, carpark shade structures, entry structures, retail and commercial roofing, fabric canopies and architecturally designed fabric structures.
We are limited only by design imagination and driven by our passion for every aspect of tensile fabric structure design – our team believes that anything is possible
Our project portfolio and our client list confirms our capability and reputation built on 35 years of operation in Australia.
MakMax Australia was chosen to deliver the distinctive Perth Stadium roof design structure that incorporates a lightweight material which is located to the underside of trusses.
The trusses cantilever towards the centre of the bowl and provide a clean soffit to the roof plane.
This arrangement gives the appearance of the roof ‘floating’ above the facade and seating bowl, which with the light reflective qualities of the roof material, when artificially lit at night time, is suggestive of a “halo”.
The roof will provide coverage to 85% of seats within the Stadium.
Main Roof – FGT800
Chukoh Truss – B18901 Verseidag
Perth, Western Australia
MakMax Australia was awarded the contract for the delivery of the fabric facade for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.
The bridge will provide exclusive pedestrian and cyclist access over the river.
Visually stunning the 370m long, 9 m wide bridge will provide an iconic focal point for the city of Perth.
The structural forces are clearly and uniquely defined in the black and white fabric arch ribbons reflecting both structural interdependency and the symbolic coming together of diverse cultures.
White 5,700 sqm
Black 10,100 sqm
FGT 800 Chukoh (PTFE)
York Rizzani Joint Venture
Perth, Western Australia
The revitalisation of the South Hedland Town Centre presented an opportunity for MakMax to use a timber frame to support tensile membrane Our client requested a timber framed saddle shaped structure erected to provide shade to an outdoor stage area.
The PTFE mesh fabric provides a high level of light transmission and tensile strength. Fabric patterns were created based on the reactions of the wooden structure with some interesting variations found, that do not normally present in a traditional steel frame fabric structure.
Successful collaboration between the three main stakeholders in this project was the key to bringing the concept to fruition.
Timber engineers, builders and the team at MakMax worked together to ensure the two materials, wood and fabric, which rarely meet, operated in harmony.
Industrial Fabrics Association International Award Winner
Specialised Textiles Australia Award Winner
South Headland, Western Australia
MakMax Australia was awarded the Queensland State Velodrome project, a significant driver for the project is the provision of a facility, able to accommodate the staging of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Cycling events.
The Project is notable for its large saddle-form roof spanning over 10,000m2 in area.
The large steel superstructure is clad on the walls and roof with a combination of opaque and translucent Tensioned Membrane Fabric, each offering different light transmission levels.
MakMax developed in conjunction with the fabric manufacturer two custom membranes: FGT 800 – Blockout & FGT 800 – LT-8, which offers 8% translucency and was installed over the track (oculus area) to enable delivery of natural lighting to the track for cyclists and events.
In total the project required the installation of 23 roof panels and 20 wall panels: Roof Span North-South 120m, Roof Span East-West 110m.
FGT 800 – Blockout
FGT 800 – LT-8F
Contact us today to discuss your project requirements. We are award winning shade structure specialists, with extensive project experience across most industries.