What Is Meant by a Temporary Building?
Companies across the United States are choosing temporary buildings over permanent ones for the various needs of their operations. As implied by its name, a temporary building is one that is not traditionally built with bricks and mortar. The benefits of choosing a temporary building, particularly a fabric structure from Big Top, are too numerous to ignore. Indeed, businesses that partner with Big Top are enjoying better protection from the elements for their materials, equipment, and staff. And, businesses certainly appreciate the low operational costs.
Here’s how our fabric structures outperform permanent buildings:
They Cost Less to Build
Our structures require fewer materials and take less time to build. In fact, they can be assembled at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day. And, with our turnkey installation service, no outside contractor needs to be hired for construction.
They Can Be Deployed Virtually Anywhere
Because they don’t require a traditional concrete foundation, our fabric shelters can be built nearly anywhere. They can be anchored to asphalt, ecology blocks, shipping containers, and other foundations and are therefore perfect for operations out in the field.
They Are Portable
Big Top’s fabric structures can be equipped for mobility so that they can be moved around your footprint with a crane. They can also be disassembled and shipped to another location. One key feature that large-scale manufacturing businesses appreciate is telescopic maneuverability with a rolling cover, which allows parts and equipment to be placed into and lifted out of the building with a crane.
They Are Energy Efficient
The fabric roof of our shelters is translucent and will allow natural sunlight to flood the interior, minimizing or even eliminating the need for artificial lighting. This can go a long way toward reducing energy usage and associated costs.
Other Benefits of Our Fabric Buildings
The hallmark feature of our shelters is the fabric roof, which is not only translucent, but it is also formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, offering superior protection for your materials, equipment, and staff. This also helps our buildings naturally maintain a comfortable interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside, further saving on energy costs by minimizing the need for climate control.
The fabric roof is NFPA701 flame retardant, rip resistant, and secured to a high-quality galvanized steel frame. That way, it can stand up to nearly any kind of weather. We can even engineer one for heavy wind and snow loads to ensure it’s up to code.
Furthermore, Big Top takes the time to customize each fabric structure we sell to meet the unique needs of our customers. Our buildings can be nearly any size and can feature a range of accessories, including HVAC systems, roadway matting, insulation, doors, lightning protection, and much more. And, because it can be claimed as equipment with the IRS, one of our buildings may even qualify you for tax benefits.
To learn more about why our temporary fabric buildings are the ideal choice for your business, contact Big Top today.