Running a business is never easy. Every business owner needs to be flexible and have the ability to adapt to the constant ebbs and flows of market conditions and challenges. When disasters strike, offices move, or your company expands, you and your business need to be able to rise to the occasion. The question is, how do you do that? The building you choose to operate in can be a large part of that answer.
If you’re ready to revolutionize the way you run your business, let’s take a deep dive into how temporary buildings can help meet industry challenges.
A Cost-Effective Building Solution
As the cost of labor and building materials continue to rise, the traditional brick-and-mortar building is becoming more and more difficult to construct. However, just because brick-and-mortar buildings are becoming more expensive doesn’t decrease the need for buildings. Businesses still need structures to house production areas and offices, and temporary buildings can meet these demands while saving businesses money. The main components of a temporary structure are a galvanized steel frame and a PVC fabric membrane. Due to the fact that temporary fabric buildings require minimal materials, which are generally cheap, they’re a more cost-effective building solution.
Construction That Saves Time
When you need a building to house your business, you need it fast. Temporary fabric buildings are also incredibly quick to construct due to the limited construction materials necessary. There are also fewer workers and less equipment necessary to erect these structures. As a result, the turnaround time for designing and erecting these temporary fabric buildings is relatively quick, depending on the size. A small structure can take as little as a few hours to erect or up to three days. Larger structures take about three to five days, but when you compare that to the months it takes to erect a brick-and-mortar building, you’re saving a lot of time.
Gives Businesses the Ability To Grow
The quick assembly and cost-effective nature of temporary buildings give businesses ample opportunity to grow. These structures help businesses stay in line with their budget so they can save more and make expanding more accessible. If a business needs an extra building to meet production needs, it can easily purchase and erect one on demand. You no longer need to spend months crunching numbers and waiting for a construction crew.
Meets Space Needs During Peak Demand
It’s one of the unfortunate truths about business—consumer demand can be hard to track. As a result, businesses feel the pressure to meet production. However, when demand suddenly spikes, it can be difficult for businesses to find the space necessary to construct and house their products. One of the great aspects of temporary buildings, aside from their quick and cost-effective construction, is that they have a clear-span interior. This means that there’s plenty of floor space on the inside for you to use as you see fit. This way, when there are spikes in consumer demand, you can meet them without worry.
Acts As Storage for Temporary Moves
Temporary structures are also perfect storage solutions for businesses on the go. Every business owner knows that the transition from one space to the next can be a costly and time-consuming process that puts production at a standstill. Luckily, you can make a temporary structure a swing space. Swing spaces are essentially short-term offices or production spaces that a team can use while waiting for a new space or a renovation. A temporary fabric building can act as the in-between and aid in this transitionary period by giving businesses a temporary space to continue functioning.
Increases Work Productivity
Working in a cramped warehouse can quickly become uncomfortable, affect worker productivity, and, as a result, affect production. If worker morale goes unattended, you may even see a slew of resignations that no company can prepare for. The good news is that temporary structures are naturally spacious. Plus, they keep the interior warm in the winter months and cool in the summer months. It’s also incredibly easy to install an HVAC system that keeps workers comfortable during their day-to-day. When workers are happy, businesses can thrive.
Reduces the Risk of Damaged Goods
When workers have to transport goods from one area to another, the farther they are apart, the more likely it is for something to damage the goods. It also slows down how quickly a product gets from the beginning of the production line to the consumer. Workers can anchor temporary buildings to a variety of foundations, and with how many sizes there are to choose from, you can build one almost anywhere. This allows separately housed steps in production to be closer together, reducing the risk of damaged goods and speeding up the production process as a whole.
A Wide Range of Customization Options
As mentioned previously, workers can install an HVAC system into your temporary structure, but there are so many more customization options. Manufacturers can construct your temporary building with a variety of add-ons, such as hydraulic doors, electrical systems, solar panels, insulation, lighting, and more. You don’t have to stick to the plain white PVC fabric, either. You can customize the color of your structure so that it matches your brand’s palette or have your logo printed on the fabric itself.
Allows Businesses To Be More Eco-Friendly
As the world becomes more eco-conscious, more consumers are choosing businesses that align with their eco-conscious values. As a result, many businesses are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Temporary fabric structures can aid in this transition because they use so few materials, put less stress on the environment, and are reusable. These structures are also easy to take down, put into storage during the off-season, or take with you as your business moves and grows. This way, when you relocate, you don’t need to waste materials by constructing a new temporary building.
Now that you know how temporary buildings can help meet industry challenges, let Big Top Manufacturing design and erect the temporary building you need. As experts in temporary construction enclosures, we have the knowledge and expertise to craft a structure that meets the unique needs and requirements of your business.