How We Can Make Your Fabric Structure Mobile

Big Top’s fabric structures provide many advantages over traditional buildings, which is why they’re so popular for companies in nearly every industry. One of those advantages is mobility – while brick-and-mortar buildings are permanent, our shelters can be optimized for mobility in different ways.

Telescopic Maneuverability

Telescopic ManeuverabilityBig Top can equip your fabric shelter with a rail system that will allow segments to move back and forth. This is an optimal benefit for companies that specialize in large-scale assemblies – after production is complete, the roof can roll back so that the finished product can be crane-lifted out. Likewise, materials can be placed inside the structure with a crane, and then the roof can be rolled back into place. As an example of this versatile maneuverability, check out the large-scale rolling covers we installed for Huntington-Ingalls Industries, the No. 1 military shipbuilder in the United States.

Telescopic maneuverability allows the end user to save on costs by eliminating the excessive height you would need to accommodate large cranes. With this feature, the structure can telescope open so that the crane can lift and place the module inside the building. Once it is placed inside, the structure can then telescope back over to provide complete cover from the elements. This feature allows your workforce to stay cool and dry from Mother Nature and also provides zero downtime so that your workforce can complete a project without delays.

Intact Mobility

Mobile Fabric StructuresOne of the many add-ons that we can include with your shelter is a crane-lifting package. This is ideal for when production needs change on your property. The shelter can be moved intact using a crane and re-anchored to where you need it.

Shipping to Another Location

If your entire business or operations relocate to another area, your fabric shelter can move with you. The structure can be disassembled and shipped to wherever your company is headed. If you temporarily have no need for the shelter, it can be conveniently stored for future use.

Other Benefits Our Customers Enjoy

In addition to the mobile nature of our fabric shelters, there are numerous other benefits that you’ll enjoy when you invest in one for your business needs. For instance, the translucent fabric roof will:

  • Allow natural light to flood the interior, minimizing the need for artificial lighting and the energy costs that go with it
  • Repel 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, protecting your staff, materials, and equipment from sun exposure
  • Maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, ensuring your staff is comfortable throughout the workday

Furthermore, the fabric roof is secured to a high-quality galvanized steel frame that will hold strong year after year. We can add optional engineering to meet building codes for heavy wind and snow loads and to comply with Zone 4 earthquake specifications. Additionally, the roof is NFPA701 flame retardant, and we can even add lighting protection so that your staff can use the shelter as a muster station in the event of a storm.

Cost Saving

Rolling CoversFor some, the most important advantage is cost savings, and Big Top can deliver this as well. Our structures cost less and take less time to build than permanent buildings, and they don’t require a specialized contractor or a concrete foundation. And, because they can be deemed as equipment with the IRS, your fabric shelter from Big Top may earn you tax benefits.

To learn more about the advantages of our fabric structures and how we can design one to meet your mobility needs, contact Big Top today.

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