Why Construction Companies Use Fabric Structures

Why Construction Companies Use Fabric StructuresConstruction projects often require shelters for storage, equipment maintenance, and for myriad other uses. Rather than overspend on permanent buildings, companies in the construction industry turn to Big Top for temporary fabric shelters. Our structures are cost-effective, energy-efficient, versatile, and portable, making them a perfect option for the many intricacies of construction operations.

Cost-Effective Design

Compared to brick-and-mortar buildings, our fabric structures require fewer materials, cost less, and take less time to build. Big Top’s turnkey installation service will take the onus off you so that your workers can focus on their day-to-day responsibilities. Once built, the shelter’s translucent fabric roof will allow plenty of natural sunlight to flood the interior, saving you the need for artificial lighting and the energy costs that go with it.

Climate Protection

Another great benefit of the fabric roof is that it is heat reflective and will repel 99.95 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation, which could otherwise harm your staff, equipment, and materials. This technology allows the interior to naturally stay at a comfortable temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside. Not only will this keep your employees comfortable, it’ll also help to maximize the lifespan of your environmentally sensitive materials and equipment’s electronics. If you need additional climate control, however, we can install an HVAC system and insulation.

Superior Versatility

When you partner with Big Top, we’ll design your new building to function exactly how you need it to. Size is virtually unlimited, and we can include any number of accessories such as doors, flooring, lightning protection, and rails for telescopic maneuverability. We can partition out sections in the interior or you can have an open floorplan – there are no guy wires or internal columns taking up space. Furthermore, our fabric structures can be anchored to nearly any foundation, including gravel, asphalt, and ecology blocks, making them the prime solution for remote operations.

Thanks to their versatility, our shelters are used by companies in the construction industry for:

  • Warehousing
  • Sandblasting and painting
  • Equipment maintenance and storage
  • Lunch rooms and safety meetings


As construction projects progress, production may need to move. Again, our fabric buildings offer an advantage because they can follow your operations thanks to their portability – you can move your building around the construction site with a crane, or you can disassemble and ship it to another location for the next step in your project.

A Longstanding Partner to the Construction Industry

Big Top has been helping companies in the construction industry meet their needs for temporary shelters since 1979. We owe our longevity in the business not just to the superiority of our product, but also to our turnkey services. Our team can survey your site to recommend the best design options, ensure that your structure meets all local building codes, and provide ongoing support including guidance on expansion, relocation, and repairs of your building. To speak with a representative about designing a fabric structure for your construction project, contact the professionals at Big Top today.

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