Fabric Structures for Military Base Camp Construction

a fighter jet parked under a fabric aircraft maintenance shelterBig Top Fabric Structures has proudly worked with the U.S. military for many years. Our solutions offer numerous advantages over permanent buildings, making them ideal for a wide variety of military applications. Here’s why our fabric structures are used for military base camp construction:

They Can Be Deployed Nearly Anywhere

Military operations require camps in nearly every type of environment. Our fabric shelters are perfect for field operations because they do not require a concrete pad as a foundation and can be anchored to almost anything, even dirt and asphalt. Plus, they can be deployed quickly, at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, keeping military base camp construction on schedule and budget.

They Can Be Customized for a Wide Variety of Military Applications

Big Top customizes our fabric structures to meet the unique needs of military base camps. Our temporary buildings can range in size from 20 to 174 feet wide and nearly any length, and there are no internal guy wires or columns taking up space. We can equip them with HVACs, insulation, flooring, personnel and bay doors, internal partitions, and numerous other accessories to create shelter solutions for:

  • Large-area maintenance shelters (LAMS)
  • Hangars and sunshades
  • Vehicle inspection shelters
  • Guard shacks
  • Barracks
  • Chow and mess halls

They Offer Superior Protection From the Elements

A Big Top fabric structure does more than just shelter military personnel from rain and snow—it also offers superior thermal protection. In fact, the fabric cover has a UPF rating of 2,000 and is formulated to repel 99.95% of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation. This outstanding thermal performance helps to keep the interior temperature 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the outside temperature, keeping military personnel comfortable throughout the day. Our temporary buildings can also be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads, and equipped with lightning protection.

They Are Energy Efficient

Thanks to their thermal performance, Big Top’s fabric military shelters do not require artificial climate control. Additionally, the fabric cover is translucent and allows sunlight to fully illuminate the interior space without the need for electric lighting. These benefits add up to significant energy savings.

Agile Combat Employment (ACE)

All of the advantages discussed above make Big Top’s fabric structures ideal for use as regionally based cluster preposition kits for ACE operations. They can be disassembled and relocated as military operations change, and they can last for several decades with little maintenance required.

Military Aviation Applications

Big Top’s fabric structures are approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as being compliant with U.S. Air Force Sunshade Management, Air Force Instruction, and International Building Code. They are Berry Amendment compliant and can be anchored directly to the flight line to ensure mission readiness.

Learn More About Our Fabric Military Shelters

Big Top has been delivering exceptional service to the U.S military since 1979. For more information about why our fabric structures are the ideal solutions for military base camp construction, contact us today.

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