Controlled Humidity Protection Shelters (CHPS)

Big Top Manufacturing’s Soft Wall Expeditionary Shelters (SWES) have been so successful that an additional model was designed and developed specifically for environmental purposes. Controlled Humidity Protection Shelters (CHPS) are designed in the same military style used for the SWES. This style of fabric structure focuses on reduced weight, compactness and portability, and is ideal for a number of situations. Clients who are happy with the SWES may be even more satisfied with the CHPS because they can serve as an aircraft hangar, but also can be used for many other purposes.

Controlled Humidity Protection Shelters on the Rise

The CHPS from Big Top are only the latest design in a wider category of tensioned fabric structures known as soft wall expeditionary shelters (SWES). These fabric structures are primarily used by military, government paramilitary and field security organizations because they provide strong protection from the elements while being versatile, lightweight and relocatable.

Specialized forces that must respond to developments around the world at a moment’s notice use these fabric structures and shelters for storage, barracks, mess halls, aircraft hangars and maintenance centers. These specialized fabric structures are products of years of development, and they incorporates the latest technology in the industry of fabric structures and fabric buildings.

The CHPS from Big Top is constructed of corrosion-resistant steel under a tensioned fabric roof and side walls. The end walls can be customized to suit the structure’s purpose. The walls can be fully open or fully closed but can also include a small door for personnel, a large bay door or a combination of the two, to make it the perfect fabric structure for your situation.

Why Choose a Controlled Humidity Protection Shelter?

The leading benefit of an CHPS is that it is climate controlled & easy to transport. In addition, it can be deployed in several types of environments with only a limited foundation.

Because these structures are built as modules, they can be interconnected to form complex facilities with full walls or simple archways between rooms. Some modules of our fabric structures may also be built in various sizes by leaving out sections of the roof and side walls.

The frames support several different types of equipment. Although the fabric is translucent and allows daylight to filter through, full lighting systems and railing systems may be installed. For harsh environments, heaters, air conditioners, humidifiers or dehumidifiers can be installed, and full HVAC systems are not uncommon.

The fabric used for these structures is high-quality PVC designed to last for up to 20 years, and once the shelters are complete, they can withstand winds of over 100 mph. Because our fabric buildings are seen as temporary structures, they also don’t count against square footage requirements making them ideal for military bases.