Rapidly Deployed Emergency Shelters

Emergency SheltersWhen disaster strikes and there’s a need for emergency shelters, you can rely on Big Top to deliver. Our fabric buildings can be deployed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, much faster than other structures, and can be anchored directly to asphalt. Plus, they can be equipped with a range of accessories to help with various emergency needs.

Custom Designs for Emergency Services

There are many ways a Big Top emergency shelter can be customized. First, your emergency shelter can be virtually any size, whether you need a drive-through testing facility or a full-scale triage and treatment field hospital. The interior can be sectioned off to maintain the privacy of patients, and we can install an air-scrubbing system to remove pathogens from the air. The versatility of our emergency shelters makes them perfect for COVID-19 screening, quarantine, disaster relief, and emergency response.

Benefits of the Fabric Roof

The hallmark feature of our emergency shelters is the fabric roof, which delivers two key benefits: protection against sun exposure and energy efficiency.

Protection Against Sun Exposure

The fabric roof is designed to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, providing exceptional protection for staff, patients, and equipment. This also helps the interior stay at a pleasant temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, without the use of artificial climate control.

Energy Efficiency

Minimizing artificial climate control will certainly allow you to save on energy costs, but you’ll also enjoy the benefit of a naturally illuminated interior. The fabric roof is translucent and will allow sunlight to flood in, eliminating the need for artificial lighting and the energy costs that go with it.

A Long-Lasting Solution

With a Big Top fabric emergency shelter, you can rest assured that it will last for the duration of the emergency situation. This is because our shelters feature a high-quality, galvanized steel frame that will hold strong for as long as needed. If you know your shelter will be in place for a significant length of time, and you’re located in an area known for volatile weather, we can add extra engineering for heavy wind and snow loads.

A Shelter You Can Use Again & Again

Once the emergency passes, your fabric building can be repurposed for another use even if it’s in a different location—the shelter can be disassembled and shipped to where it is most needed. It can also be stored for future use, ensuring you’re well prepared for the next emergency.

Contact Us Today

If time is of the essence for an emergency shelter, we have rapid-deploy fabric structures ready for immediate delivery. Or, if you’re planning ahead, our designers are standing by to create an emergency shelter that meets your exact specifications. To get started or to learn more, contact Big Top today. Our fabric emergency shelters have been used by local municipalities and private companies alike since 1979, and we look forward to helping your organization manage the situation at hand with a custom solution.

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