Are Tension Fabric Structures Permanent or Temporary?
Big Top Fabric Structures has been designing and manufacturing temporary buildings for companies serving many different industries, including construction, environmental, and aviation, since 1979. Unlike permanent brick-and-mortar facilities, the mobile nature of our fabric structures means they can keep pace with changing business needs, providing a valuable, long-term asset. And though they’re considered temporary, we engineer our shelters for lasting performance.
Once a brick-and-mortar building is constructed, it is there permanently. Should your business operations expand, you may find that space becomes limited and there’s little you can do about it without making a heavy investment in a new building addition or relocating your operations. Either way, that’s a lot of hassle. A Big Top fabric structure can not only grow along with your business thanks to its modular design, but it can also be moved intact around your property and disassembled and relocated to a new location.
Sized to Meet Your Production Needs
At Big Top, we can design your fabric structure to be as large as you need it to be. Sizes range from 20 to 174 feet in width and nearly any length your property can accommodate.
Because our temporary buildings require fewer materials than brick-and-mortar structures, they are an affordable solution that fits your budget. Additionally, they can be erected at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, and they do not require an outside contractor to deploy—which means further savings for your bottom line.
Built for Strength
Just because our tension fabric structures are temporary doesn’t mean they aren’t engineered for lasting performance. Indeed, our fabric buildings are supported by an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame that is strong enough to withstand extreme weather, and they can be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads. With little maintenance required, our fabric structures can last for decades.
Installed Where You Need It
Big Top’s fabric structures do not require a concrete foundation and can be anchored to nearly anything, including dirt, asphalt, and shipping containers, making them a viable solution for both on-site and field operations.
Protection for Your Staff
Thanks to the fabric cover of our temporary buildings, which is formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, your staff will be well protected even on sunny days. The interior of our structures naturally maintains a comfortable temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, ensuring your employees’ comfort as well.
The energy expenses required to keep a brick-and-mortar building illuminated and climate controlled can quickly add up. With its exceptional thermal performance, your temporary building from Big Top will not require an HVAC system (though we can certainly add one, as well as many other high-quality accessories, if needed), nor will it need electric lighting thanks to the translucent fabric cover. The energy savings compared to a permanent building are significant and can help pay for your investment over time.
Contact Big Top Today
To learn more about the advantages our tension fabric structures have over permanent brick-and-mortar buildings, contact Big Top today.