Advantages of Fabric Structures Over Traditional Construction

multiple fabric structures on a large construction siteWhen business owners need additional space to house their expanding operations, they choose fabric structures from Big Top. Our solutions offer numerous advantages over traditional brick-and-mortar buildings. For instance, they cost less, are more energy efficient, and can grow along with your business needs.

Cost-Effective Shelter Solutions

Big Top’s fabric structures require fewer materials than permanent buildings, and they can be deployed much more quickly, at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day. The cost savings are already adding up, but also you’ll be pleased to know that our shelters do not require an outside contractor for installation. In fact, Big Top can handle the installation with our turnkey service.

Impressive Energy Efficiency

The fabric cover of our structures is formulated for outstanding thermal performance. In fact, the cover repels 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, providing exceptional protection for your staff. This unique benefit also means that the interior of our fabric structures remains at a pleasant temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside. This means that you won’t have to run artificial climate control around the clock, which can result in significant energy savings.

Naturally Illuminated

The fabric cover of our buildings is translucent and allows sunlight to flood the interior. This means that you won’t need electric lighting during daytime operations, further helping save on energy costs.


Of course, when a brick-and-mortar building is constructed, it requires a concrete foundation and cannot be moved. Big Top’s fabric structures can be anchored to nearly anything, even asphalt and dirt, and can therefore be deployed nearly anywhere, whether it’s on site or in the field. Should you ever need to move your building, you can do it intact with a crane. You can also disassemble your shelter and ship it to a new location when your business needs change.

Customized for Your Needs

When you turn to Big Top for a shelter solution, we won’t simply sell you a one-size-fits-all design. On the contrary, we will take the time to custom design your new fabric structure so that it meets your exact operational needs. Your temporary shelter can span from 20 feet to 174 feet wide and nearly any length. Plus, we can install high-quality accessories, including flooring, personnel and bay doors, internal partitions, HVACs, lightning protection, and more.

Exceptional Service From an Industry Leader

Big Top has been manufacturing custom fabric structures for our customers all over the country since our founding in 1979. When you reach out to us, we’ll design the perfect shelter solution to meet your business needs and ensure you’re satisfied with the result.

To get started, and to learn more about the advantages of our fabric structures over traditional brick-and-mortar buildings, contact Big Top today.

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