Free Span Buildings Made for Businesses by Big Top Fabric Structures

Free Span Buildings

Big Top Fabric Structures specializes in designing custom free span buildings for businesses serving a wide variety of industries, including construction, waste management, oil and gas, shipbuilding, and many more. Our shelter solutions offer a bevy of advantages, particularly when compared to permanent buildings.

Ample Space for Your Business Needs

Big Top’s free span buildings can range in size up to 174 feet in width and 80 feet in height. They have a wide space in between each support, and they don’t require any internal poles or guy wires, so they provide the maximum amount of interior space. Because of this, our buildings can be adapted for a wide variety of use cases. In fact, having been in business since 1979, Big Top has worked with countless businesses and built a variety of different types of structures. Some examples of structures we’ve built in the past include:

Warehouses & Storage buildings

Our free span buildings offer plenty of room for storage racks. And because the translucent fabric roof allows sunshine to fully illuminate the interior without help from artificial lighting, our fabric structures offer an improvement over poorly lit permanent warehouse buildings.

Equipment Maintenance Shelters

The clear span design of Big Top’s fabric structures provide an expansive interior space that can accommodate nearly any size equipment. The fabric cover is formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, protecting the electronics and paint jobs of equipment and also helping to keep maintenance crews comfortable throughout the day. In fact, our free span buildings naturally maintain an interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter season.

Waste Management & Recycling Facilities

Our fabric structures are naturally ventilated and help to minimize odors typically found in permanent waste management facilities. And thanks to the protection they offer from the elements, recyclable materials can retain their reusable value and operations can run uninterrupted during a sudden downpour. Compare this to open-air waste management production, which can quickly grind to a halt in inclement weather.

Lunchrooms & Assemblies

Big Top’s free span buildings offer a convenient place for employees to gather for lunch breaks, assemblies, and safety meetings. Though our structures offer natural climate control, we can also install HVAC systems and insulation to maximize the comfort of your staff. Lightning protection is another valuable add-on as it will allow your shelter to be used as a muster station in inclement weather—a particularly useful benefit for field operations.

Blast & Paint Shops

Our fabric structures can be assembled more quickly than traditional sandblasting and paint shops—at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day—and they provide proper containment for all blasting materials, including Black Beauty abrasives, as required by the EPA. An air-scrubbing system can help keep the air free from contaminants.

Other Benefits of Our Free Span Buildings

In addition to versatility, Big Top’s free span buildings are superbly durable. We use galvanized steel for the frames and offer hot-dipping for businesses in areas with high humidity and otherwise corrosive air. We also offer an engineering service in which we can match specific regulations for wind load, snow load, and seismic activity. Plus, our buildings are covered with flame-retardant, rip-resistant PVC vinyl fabric.

Of course, these are just some of the many great benefits that Big Top’s fabric buildings have to offer. Contact Big Top Fabric Structures today for more information about our custom-made free span buildings.

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