You might have seen engineered fabric buildings being used at athletic events or entertainment centers as temporary installations. And, if you have seen such a fabric building you must be fascinated about knowing more and more about this unconventional way of preparing a building. It is interesting to note that these modern structures are also used as a permanent installation.
Without a further ado let us tell all you might be interested in knowing.
The fabric buildings can be fabricated to meet all kind of diverse usages – Apart from being used as temporary building during sports and entertainment events the fabric buildings are used as a permanent installation to house aerospace projects, industrial equipment, and lot more. These buildings are highly customizable and can be tailored for whatever purpose you may need them. Not only the buildings can be engineered differently for different projects but can also be customized to support additional structures such as fire suppression systems, heating and cooling systems, cranes, conveyors etc.
These buildings are highly durable – It is very convenient to believe that the fabricated buildings would not be durable. But, the fact is that the fabric buildings are long lasting and that’s why they are used in heavy industries. The steel that is used as the frame of the structure is the same steel used in the conventional buildings. And the fabrics used too are durable enough to last for many decades.
The fabric buildings are energy-efficient – Unlike the traditional building materials fabrics are naturally non-conductive. So the interior space of fabric buildings remains warmer in the cold days and cooler on hot days. When the temperature inside the installation is maintained naturally you do not need any appliance to do that work artificially as you do in your house. As the fabric materials are translucent they allow natural lights to enter from all over the roof in addition to the window. This ensures you do not need any artificial lighting system during daytime and for the nights you can install solar panels.
These buildings can be relocated easily – Although the fabric buildings are generally installed as a permanent installation they can be easily relocated to a different area if the need arises. The installation, rolling-up, and relocation all activities require much less time and manpower as compared to any other form of building installation.
The building materials are sustainable and recyclable – Many of the fabric building materials are a recycled product which can again be recycled after the use. After the passage of 20-30 years, the fabric membrane may reach the end of its life cycle in this case the owner can dispose the fabric to be recycled and get the steel structure re-skinned.
Isn’t the fabric buildings interesting?