What Defines a Temporary Structure?

What Defines a Temporary Structure?Companies across nearly every industry often have a need for a temporary structure. If your business needs expanded space, you may be wondering what exactly a temporary structure is and how one can provide the solution you’re looking for. Here at Big Top, we design shelters to meet the precise needs of our clients. Here are some ways our structures differ from permanent buildings:

They Cost Less to Build

Our structures cost less to build than permanent buildings because they require fewer materials, can be assembled without hiring a separate contractor, and take less time to build. Additionally, they can be deemed equipment with the IRS, which can result in tax benefits.

They Are Mobile

A temporary structure from Big Top can be anchored to nearly any foundation, including asphalt, shipping containers, and ecology blocks, and can therefore be erected nearly anywhere your operations are conducted. Our shelters can be moved around your property with a crane, and they can be packed up and stored or shipped to meet the changing needs of your operations.

They Help Reduce Energy Usage

The fabric roof of our shelters is formulated to repel up to 99.95 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation, offering superior protection for your materials, equipment, and staff. This feature also helps to maintain a comfortable interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, ensuring your employees are comfortable throughout the day without the need for air conditioning, which can save on energy costs. Additionally, the fabric roof is translucent and will allow sunlight to illuminate the interior, eliminating the need for artificial lighting and further reducing your energy usage.

How We Can Design a Shelter to Meet Your Needs

When you partner with Big Top for a shelter solution, we’ll listen closely to your needs and design the perfect structure for your company. Our shelters can be virtually any size and can feature one large interior space or compartmentalized rooms. And, with no guy wires or internal columns getting in the way, you’ll be able to maximize the use of your space.

We can include any number of accessories with your temporary structure including:

  • Doors, ranging from personnel doors to large bay doors
  • Flooring that is durable enough to withstand heavy machinery
  • Climate control, insulation, and air remediation systems
  • Seating and lunch tables
  • Lightning protection and engineering for heavy wind and snow
  • And more

Other Services

To help you get the most out of your temporary fabric structure, Big Top provides a range of services that include onsite consulting, financing, turnkey installation, and support for troubleshooting and repairs when necessary. We can also include warranty protection for your investment.

If you’d like more information about how our temporary structures can meet your needs, contact Big Top today. Since our founding in 1979, we’ve proudly served businesses in nearly every industry, including construction, aviation, military, waste management, mining, and more, and we look forward to helping your company too.

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