Military Shelters From a Leading Manufacturer
Big Top Fabric Structures is a leading designer and manufacturer of temporary buildings since 1979. Throughout our many decades of service, we’ve had the honor of working with numerous organizations in nearly every industry, including the U.S. military. In fact, our fabric military shelters are a popular choice because they ensure mission readiness and deliver a wealth of other benefits.
Designed for Myriad Military Applications
Our military shelters can be quickly deployed in nearly any environment. In fact, they can be assembled at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, and they can be anchored to nearly anything, even asphalt and ecology blocks. For maritime military bases, our shelters can be secured to stacks of shipping containers. Big Top can customize military shelters for use as:
Large-Area Maintenance Shelters (LAMS)
Big Top’s military shelters can be nearly any size, measuring up to 174 feet wide and 80 feet high. With no internal columns or guy wires taking up space, the entirety of the interior can be used for maintenance duties.
Sunshades & Hangars
The fabric roof of our military shelters is formulated to repel 99.95% of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, providing superior protection for drones and aircraft and maximizing the lifespan of their paint jobs and electronics.
Vehicle Inspection Shelters & Guard Shacks
Big Top’s fabric structures can span roadways, and we can section off areas so inspections can be done in private. Thanks to the fabric roof’s exceptional thermal performance, the interior of our military shelters stays at a pleasant temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, ensuring the comfort of your personnel throughout the day.
Mess Halls & Barracks
For additional climate control for common areas, we can equip our military shelters with insulation and HVAC systems. The interior can be sectioned off as sleeping quarters for personnel, and we can add lightning protection to a chow or mess hall so it can be used as a muster station.
Warehousing & Storage
Among the numerous add-ons Big Top has available is durable roadway flooring, which is strong enough to support the weight of forklifts and other heavy equipment. There is plenty of space for storage racks, and we can install large bay doors as well as personnel doors.
Energy-Efficient Military Shelters
The fabric roof of our structures is translucent and will allow the interior space to be flooded with natural light, fully illuminating your operations with zero reliance on artificial lighting and reducing your energy costs.
Big Top’s military shelters are supported by an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame that will last for years, even decades, with proper maintenance. We can also add extra engineering to our structures for heavy wind and snow loads.
Approved by the USACE
For aviation applications, Big Top’s military shelters are approved by the USACE as being compliant with U.S. Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), and IBC. Additionally, our fabric structures are Berry Amendment compliant.
Speak to a Specialist
To learn more about our military shelters and how they ensure mission readiness, contact Big Top Fabric Structures today. When you do, we’ll discuss how we can design a custom shelter for your operations.