Let Big Top Be Your Clear Span Building Manufacturer

Clear Span Building

Big Top Fabric Structures specializes in custom designing and manufacturing clear span buildings that can be used for nearly any application. We have worked with organizations in various industries, including construction, oil and gas, aviation, marine, and military, building custom structures that meet specific business needs. Our structures offer true clear span designs with no columns or guy wires taking up space in the interior. Plus, they can be nearly any size, ranging up to 174 feet wide and 80 feet tall, providing ample space for myriad types of operations.

Types of Clear Span Buildings We Manufacture

The versatility of our fabric structures, combined with the numerous accessories that are available, make them ideal for a range of applications. Here are some examples of clear span buildings we manufacture for our customers:


Big Top’s fabric warehouses can be deployed directly on the jobsite and offer plenty of room for storage racks. Bay doors can be installed for shipping and receiving, and durable flooring can support the weight of forklifts and other heavy equipment.

Hangars & Sunshades

Our clean span structures can be anchored directly to the flight line to ensure mission readiness and offer protection from the elements for maintenance crews. Our fabric hangars and sunshades are approved by the USACE as being compliant with U.S. Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), and International Building Code (IBC). They are also Berry Amendment compliant.

Blast & Paint Shops

Our fabric blast and paint shops can be assembled faster than traditional facilities and provide proper containment for all blasting, even Black Beauty abrasives. An air-scrubbing system helps to keep contaminants out of the air, ensuring the safety of personnel.

Equipment Maintenance Shelters

Our clear span buildings are designed for outstanding thermal performance, offering superior protection for equipment and maintenance crews alike. By reflecting 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, our buildings can help maximize the lifespan of equipment paint jobs and electronics, and they keep employees comfortable throughout the workday.

Energy-Saving Benefits

Thanks to the exceptional thermal performance of the UV-reflective fabric cover, our structures naturally maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, thus eliminating the need for artificial climate control. Furthermore, the fabric cover is translucent and allows sunlight to illuminate the interior, minimizing the need for electric lighting. The resulting energy-saving benefits can offer a significant return on investment.

Custom Designs

As a custom manufacturer, Big Top can equip our buildings with features such as HVAC units, flooring, lightning protection, and insulation. Plus, we offer engineering services for businesses in areas that require adherence to codes for wind load, snow load, and seismic activity.

Other Benefits of Our Clean Span Buildings

When you choose Big Top as your clear span building manufacturer, you can also expect your structure to be:

  • Durable – The frames that support our buildings are made of industrial-grade galvanized steel, and our fabric is made of flame-retardant, rip-resistant PVC vinyl.
  • Portable – While our structures are perfectly suited for permanent applications, they can also be disassembled and transported from worksite to worksite. With the addition of one of our mobility kits, such as our crane-lifting package, our buildings can be moved as whole units.
  • Cost effective – Our fabric structures can be assembled at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, and they require fewer materials to construct than permanent buildings, offering a cost-effective solution that can help you stay on budget.

If you are interested in having a clear span building custom made for your business, contact Big Top Fabric Structures today. We will be happy to design a fabric structure that meets your needs.

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