Four Ways a Fabric Structure Is Used as a Military Building by the Armed Forces
Big Top is proud to have served the U.S. military for many years. Our partnership has been so successful thanks to the versatility of our shelters, which make them perfect for military bases located throughout the United States and beyond our borders. For instance, a fabric military building from Big Top can be deployed to anywhere in the world and can be assembled quickly without the need for a team of outside contractors. It can be anchored to nearly any foundation and is designed to withstand the elements, no matter the local climate. Our shelters are used in many ways by the U.S. Armed Forces, including as:
Large Area Maintenance Shelters (LAMS)
Big Top can design a military building to be large enough to house oversized vehicles and equipment, and we can include large bay doors and ultra-durable flooring that can create roadways into and out of the structure.
From a simple sunshade to an expansive hangar, we can design a shelter to house any manner of military aircraft. Our hangars and sunshades help to ensure Mission Readiness and are compliant with U.S. Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), and IBC as approved by USACE. Additionally, they are Berry Amendment compliant for military use.
Vehicle Inspection Shelters
Another way a military building from Big Top is used by the Armed Forces is as a vehicle inspection shelter. Our structures are large enough to cover multi-lane roads and can be compartmentalized so that inspections can be performed out of sight.
Barracks & Mess Halls
Our soft wall expeditionary shelters (SWES) can be customized in myriad ways to meet the needs of troops. For instance, different areas can be sectioned off for living quarters and climate control can be included for comfort. We can also equip a shelter with lightning protection, which will allow it to be used as a muster station.
Premium Protection for Your Equipment, Materials & Personnel
In addition to being extremely versatile, a military building from Big Top offers superior protection from the elements. The fabric roof is formulated to repel 99.95 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation, which will help prolong the lifespan of your equipment’s electronics and keep your personnel comfortable by maintaining an interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than outside temperatures.
An Energy-Efficient Design
Another key benefit of the fabric roof in our shelters is that they are translucent and will flood the interior space with natural light. This will allow your maintenance crews and other personnel to conduct their business without the need for an artificial lighting system, which can help reduce energy costs.
Thanks to their versatility and customizable features, our shelters can help ensure Mission Readiness for your troops. For more information about how our fabric structures are used by the U.S. military, contact Big Top today. When you do, we’d be honored to discuss how we can design the perfect military building to meet the needs of your base of operations.