Engineering.com recently published an article reviewing several facts about fabric structures.
The concept of lightweight yet strong structures using membranes stretched over a framework isn’t new. For millennia, yurts and teepees were built this way.
The same principles that made those structures successful have a modern expression in engineered fabric buildings.
Today’s engineered fabric buildings reliably house industrial projects, athletic facilities, and entertainment centers, and offer a number of unique advantages over conventional steel and concrete buildings for both temporary and permanent installations.
Below are the top five facts you need to know about what makes fabric buildings superior to steel and concrete buildings.
#1 - Intelligent Engineering for Fabric Buildings Allows for Diverse Applications
To house industrial equipment, aerospace projects, mining operations and more, customization is key.
Fabric buildings can be constructed to meet diverse dimensions, including varying roof pitches and peak heights. They can even be uniquely shaped for odd-sized lots.
Legacy Building Solutions, a supplier of engineered fabric buildings, takes pride in their ability to deliver uniquely customized buildings.
“We’re not a building-in-a-box kind of supplier,” said Dwayne Moench, senior structural engineer at Legacy.