Fabric Structures That Align With Footprint Strategy Solutions

Footprint Strategy Solutions From managing the configuration of an individual site’s footprint to designing a cohesive grid of operable locations across the globe, manufacturing companies can benefit from following the industry’s best footprint-management strategies. Versatility is key for long-term applications, which is why some business owners are turning away from permanent, brick-and-mortar facilities in favor of fabric structures from Big Top. Our temporary buildings may be the footprint strategy solutions you’re looking for, as they are adaptable to changing business needs and cost-effective to keep overhead low.

Designed for Versatility

Big Top’s fabric structures do not require a concrete pad as a foundation and can be anchored to almost anything, making them the ideal footprint strategy solution for field operations. When changes are needed within your property line, you can move your fabric structure intact with a crane. If you relocate your base of operations or close a satellite location, your temporary building can be disassembled and shipped to where you need it next deployed. Indeed, our fabric structures can grow with you, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution.

Long-Term Applications

The industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame of a Big Top building is strong enough to withstand nearly any type of weather, and we can engineer your building to meet local wind and snow load requirements. With proper maintenance, your fabric structure can last for decades.

Cost-Saving Benefits

Another way our temporary buildings align with footprint-management strategies is that they are affordable and help keep operating costs low at each manufacturing company’s multiple locations.


Because they require fewer materials and take less time to construct than permanent buildings, our fabric structures are cost-effective solutions that can help keep you on budget. For the utmost convenience, Big Top can handle assembly for you with our turnkey installation services.

Energy Efficiency

The fabric cover of our temporary buildings blocks 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation for a UPF rating of 2,500 and a conventional rating of 50+. This exceptional thermal performance eliminates the need for artificial climate control as it helps keep the interior at a comfortable temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the outside temperature. The cover is also translucent and allows sunlight to fully illuminate the interior without help from electric lighting. The continued savings that you’ll reap thanks to this energy-efficient design will provide a nice return on investment and help keep operating costs manageable in all of your locations.

Custom Fabric Structures for Manufacturing Operations

At Big Top, we offer fully custom temporary buildings to meet nearly any business need. Our structures can measure up to 80 feet high and 174 feet wide, and they can be outfitted with a range of accessories. These include flooring, doors, ventilation systems, insulation, lightning protection, and more. And because they are clear span, with no internal columns or guy wires, you can use the entire interior space for your production.

For more information about our fabric structures and why they make ideal manufacturing footprint strategy solutions, contact Big Top today.

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