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Something in the Air Tonight: Fabric Structures versus The Weather

The weather has been in the news a lot lately, and we get a lot of questions about tension fabric structures when it comes to wind, storms, snow and even seismic conditions. Traditional structures typically don’t face the same questions but when you change the exterior walls and roof to fabric,...

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Are you making these mistakes when considering fabric buildings?

In terms of big projects, buying a building is right up there. There’s a lot to think about, lots of moving pieces, and a lot of ways to go off track. When buyers go “off track”, they can end up stuck with a structure that doesn’t last, doesn’t work for them and costs too much in terms of the...

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Tired of the Dog Days Yet? Fabric is Cool.

This is traditionally the period of summer when folks are getting a bit tired of the heat of the summer and looking forward to some autumn relief. This summer has been particularly long and hot, and most of us are sort of “over” the whole summer thing.

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Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Legacy’s PVC-Based Fabrics

This article at Engineering.com examines the physical properties of our proprietary fabric, Exxotec. It discusses the layers of the fabric, how it's attached to the frames and its overall durability. 

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ASK THE ENGINEER: WHAT MAKES EXXOTEC™ FABRIC SUPERIOR?

In this blog series “Answers from the Engineer”, our fabric structure experts answer questions related to our exclusive ExxoTec™ fabric.

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Great Fabric Smackdown: PVC versus PE

Legacy committed to a PVC architectural fabric, a proprietary cladding we call ExxoTec™, a few years back. Many other companies use polyethylene (PE) fabric, and it’s a good idea to know the differences.

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Real Wind in the Real World

Our engineers and designers do a lot of work to make sure our buildings stand up to the elements—wind, snow and seismic activity. We often mark our buildings with wind ratings, saying they will stand up to wind speeds of X miles per hour. Sometimes Mother Nature likes to check our math.

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The Specs on Our Fabric

When we tell folks we make fabric buildings, they often get this puzzled look on their faces and ask “what kind of fabric?”. Sometimes, the more we explain, the more questions it prompts. That’s good for us because we like to provide as much information about our fabric—we call it cladding—as we...

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Need a new Building? 7 Steps to a Good Decision

There’s an old saying that goes: “Good judgment comes from experience, which comes from bad judgment.” When it comes to planning for and buying a building, however, you don’t want to learn from your mistakes. You need to get it right the first time.

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Tension Fabric Structures 101

Welcome to class. If you’ve looked through the syllabus, you will already know we are going to investigate the ins and outs of Tension Fabric Structures. Your regular instructor would typically begin with a lecture about the history of fabric structures, starting with tents, but that’s why we...

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