Reasons Why a Fabric Structure Is Ideal for Construction

Fabric Structures for ConstructionBig Top’s fabric structures are versatile solutions that can be customized for nearly any application. We design custom fabric buildings for companies serving a range of industries, including construction. Construction companies turn to us time and again because our shelters are:

Cost Effective

Requiring fewer materials than permanent brick-and-mortar buildings, our fabric structures cost less to build. They can also be assembled much more quickly, at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day.

Easily Installed

Big Top’s fabric shelters do not require a concrete pad as a foundation and can be anchored to nearly anything, including asphalt. This allows them to be installed directly on the jobsite for convenient equipment and material storage. To keep your team focused on their day-to-day responsibilities, we’d be glad to include our turnkey installation service and handle the assembly for you.

Protective Against Thermal Radiation

The covers of our fabric structures not only shelter business operations from rain and snow but also sun exposure. They are specially formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation and have a UPF rating of 2,000 and a conventional rating of 50 plus. This exceptional level of thermal protection ensures the safety of staff, protects environmentally sensitive materials, and maximizes the lifespan of equipment paint jobs and electronics.

Naturally Climate Controlled

With the fabric blocking almost all UV radiation, the interior of our temporary buildings naturally stays at a comfortable temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, eliminating the need for artificial climate control and the energy costs that come with it.

Illuminated by Sunlight

The fabric cover of Big Top’s fabric buildings is also translucent and allows natural light to flood the interior. This minimizes the need for artificial lighting, further helping construction companies save on energy costs.


Once work has been completed on a project and construction crews move to the next jobsite, the fabric building can move with them by being disassembled and shipped to the new location. If a project is long term, the shelter can be moved around the same footprint intact using a crane.

Built to Last

With a rip-resistant, NFPA701 flame-retardant fabric cover secured to an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame, Big Top’s fabric structures are designed to stand the test of time, ensuring they can be used over and over again for numerous construction applications. They can also be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads for projects located in unpredictable climates, and they can be used as a muster station for construction crews during inclement weather when lighting protection is included in the installation.

Quickly Deployed

We can have a building custom manufactured and shipped to your location in as little as three to four weeks. That’s an impressive lead time compared to traditional construction, which takes much longer and can cost you more money. Indeed, we’ll help you finish the job on time and under budget. Plus, companies that purchase our buildings can deem them as equipment with the IRS, potentially leading to tax savings.

How Can We Design a Fabric Structure for You?

Whether you’re in the construction business or serve another industry, Big Top can design the optimal fabric structure for your operations. Contact us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable specialists and experience the same level of superior service that has made us the No. 1 name in fabric structures since our founding in 1979.

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