The Environmental Benefits of Tension Fabric Buildings
Due to the rising cost of labor and materials, jobsite managers are looking for smarter, more cost-effective solutions to their building and storage needs. Tension fabric buildings are great solutions to these problems, and they can help construction teams overcome other hurdles.
Constructing brick-and-mortar buildings has a significant impact on our planet. However, tension fabric buildings have a plethora of environmental benefits. These alternatives to traditional buildings can help us reduce waste and pollution that damages the environment.
Fabric Buildings Use Fewer Materials
Fabric buildings have two main components: a tension fabric membrane and metal framework. These structures require much less material compared to the materials needed to construct traditional buildings, such as clay, lime, concrete, and wood. Job sites can have the necessary structures for equipment storage without putting stress on the surrounding environment. The less we pull from the environment, the fewer stressors we put on it.
Construction Is Quick and Requires Little Machinery
Heavy machinery requires massive amounts of fuel, and traditional brick-and-mortar buildings require a lot of heavy machinery to construct. Emissions from engine combustion pollute the air, but we can reduce pollution with fabric structures. Construction workers can erect a tensioned fabric building in as little as a few hours and won’t have to use nearly as much machinery. The less machinery we use, the less fuel is needed to power these machines, which reduces the emissions polluting the air.
Natural Light Reduces Energy Usage
Combustion is necessary to produce electricity for lights at a job site. Natural gas burns in combustion turbines to produce mechanical power. Then, generators convert that energy into electricity. The higher the demand for electricity, the more fuel is necessary to complete the combustion process, which pollutes the air.
At Big Top Manufacturing, we use PVC vinyl fabric that allows natural light to shine through the roofing and illuminate the area while blocking UV rays. This significantly reduces the amount of electricity necessary to light the structure, cutting energy usage.
Now that you know more about the environmental benefits of fabric structures, nothing’s stopping you from saving money and protecting the earth. If you’re ready to take your job site to the next level, contact Big Top Manufacturing today. As one of the United States’ top tension fabric structure companies, we’re dedicated to providing you with innovation and simple structure solutions.