Why Environmental Companies Use Our Fabric Structures

Environmental ApplicationsHere at Big Top, we have a long history of providing custom shelter solutions to companies in the environmental industry. Due to the versatility and protective features our buildings provide, not to mention a low price point compared to a permanent building, it’s easy to see why we’ve been the go-to source for temporary shelters for environmental companies across the United States. Our fabric structures are regularly used as facilities for:

Waste Management

Because there are no internal guy wires or columns in our shelters, waste management companies can use the entire interior space for storing and managing waste. And, our structures are naturally ventilated, which can cut down on odors.

Recycling Processing

A lot of recyclable items, particularly cardboard, loses its value if it gets wet and can therefore no longer be recycled. Plus, composting can swiftly grind to a halt if a storm rolls through. Under the fabric roof of one of our shelters, however, your recycling and composting operations will be protected from the rain, allowing processing to continue uninterrupted by changes in the weather.

Remediation & Decontamination Containment

To accommodate contaminated soil and other materials, Big Top can equip a shelter with an air purification system to keep the materials safely contained, as well as large bay doors and durable flooring for dump trucks. Companies involved with mining or environmental cleanup will need a decontamination shelter in the event that an employee is exposed. Ideally, this shelter should be as close to the worksite as possible. Thankfully, a Big Top fabric structure can be anchored to nearly any foundation, including ecology blocks, and can be built virtually anywhere.

Other Benefits of Our Fabric Structures

No matter what kind of environmental operations you need a shelter custom designed and built for, you can count on the following benefits:

  • Superior protection from the sun – The fabric roof of a Big Top building blocks 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, keeping your staff well protected throughout the day. It also helps to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature.
  • Energy savings – The fabric roof is also translucent and will flood the interior space with natural sunlight, eliminating the need for artificial lighting. This can help drastically reduce your energy usage. If your production runs into the night, however, our shelters can accommodate an electric lighting system.
  • Portability – Our fabric buildings can be moved around your property intact using a crane, and they can be disassembled and shipped to a new location. When compared to a permanent building, our shelters are much more versatile and can keep up with the changing needs of your operations.

Turnkey Services

When you turn to Big Top, we’ll provide turnkey services from the initial design consultation to the final inspection of the finished building. We’ll ensure your new structure meets local building codes, engineering it for heavy wind and snow loads if necessary, and we’ll provide support for expansion, relocation, and repairs for your building long into the future.

To learn more about how Big Top’s fabric structures have served the environmental industry so well, contact us today.

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