Clearspan Fabric Structures Custom Made by Big Top

Clearspan Fabric Structures

Big Top’s clearspan fabric structures are temporary buildings that have no interior support poles or guy wires. As a result, they have plenty of interior space and can be used for a variety of purposes such as warehousing, equipment and vehicle maintenance, and blasting and painting, to name a few. If your business is in need of a large, industrial-grade structure, look no further than Big Top. Founded in 1979, Big Top has been building custom fabric structures for decades, and we’ll be happy to provide you with the shelter that you need.

Benefits of Our Clearspan Fabric Structures

Thanks to state-of-the-art features, Big Top’s clearspan fabric structures offer several advantages over constructing a permanent building. Here are just some examples:

Lower Cost

Our fabric buildings cost less per square foot than many other types of buildings, including those made of brick or wood. And they can be assembled much more quickly, at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, providing substantial savings on construction costs.

Energy Savings

At Big Top, our buildings feature a translucent fabric that allows natural light to shine through and fully illuminate your operations. This can help you minimize your reliance on artificial light, reduce your electricity bill, and enjoy energy savings that can help pay for your investment. 


Our fabric buildings don’t require a permanent concrete foundation, so they can be disassembled and moved from worksite to worksite. With the addition of one of our mobility kits, such as a crane-lifting package, our buildings can even be moved around your property without being disassembled. Should your operations relocate, your fabric structure can be disassembled and shipped to the new location, or it can be stored for future use. And you can count on your clearspan building to last for as long as you need it thanks to the industrial-grade galvanized steel frame. Indeed, our buildings can last for decades with proper maintenance.

Thermal Protection

Another benefit of the fabric roof is that it is formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation for an outstanding UPF rating of 2,000 and a conventional rating of 50 plus. This superior thermal performance will ensure that your equipment and materials are well protected and your staff is comfortable throughout the workday.

Natural Climate Control

Indeed, with industry-leading UV protection, the fabric roof in our clearspan structures helps to maintain an interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside. With your staff comfortable throughout the workday, they’re likely to be more productive and require fewer breaks.

A Wide Variety of Options for Your Clearspan Building

When you partner with Big Top, we’ll ensure your clearspan fabric structure is designed to your exact specifications. First, we’ll determine the appropriate size. Our buildings can span 174 feet in width, up to 80 feet in height, and nearly any length. We can add more height, if needed, by anchoring your building to stacks of shipping containers or ecology blocks. Additionally, we can install a range of add-ons in the design to meet the needs of your operations. These include:

  • HVAC units – Though our clearspan fabric structures are naturally climate controlled, you may work with environmentally sensitive materials or have another need for strictly maintaining an internal temperature. If that’s the case, we can install HVACs and insulation.
  • Air scrubbing systems – Our structures are often used for sandblasting, painting, and other jobs where fumes and noxious materials need to be scrubbed from the air. We offer air remediation systems, industrial fans, and dehumidification products to keep your work environment safe.
  • Flooring – Big Top installs durable roadway matting that can be installed over virtually any terrain. The unique ribbed structure on the underside helps to distribute the weight of heavy equipment evenly and is therefore strong enough to support forklifts, aircraft, and other machinery and vehicles. We also have sports surfaces available if you plan to use your building as an athletic complex.
  • Doors – From personnel doors for your employees to large bay doors for shipping and receiving, we can outfit your clearspan structure with optimal entryways for your needs.
  • Lightning protection – If you’re located in an area where inclement weather has to be taken into consideration, we can equip your structure with lighting protection, which will allow you to use the building as a muster station where your staff can safely gather to ride out the storm. We can also add extra engineering for heavy wind and snow loads.

Clearspan Fabric Structure Types

Because Big Top’s fabric structures are so versatile, they have myriad uses across a wide range of industries. For instance, our clearspan structures are often used as warehouses, hangars and sunshades, equipment maintenance shelters, sandblasting and painting facilities, barracks and mess halls for military bases, and even sports complexes.

Clearspan Fabric Structure Installation

Another cost-effective benefit of our tensioned structures is that they do not require a specialized contractor to assemble. At Big Top, we’d be happy to train your staff so that you can handle the installation in house, or we can take care of this task for you with our turnkey installation service, allowing your staff to stay focused on their own duties.

At Big Top, we’re committed to making structures that our customers can count on for many years to come. That’s why our frames are made of industrial-grade galvanized steel, and our fabric is flame retardant and rip resistant.

Contact Big Top today for more information about our clearspan fabric structures. One of our knowledgeable representatives will be happy to help you.

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