Legacy fabric structures offer flexibility, customization

By |  January 27, 2020
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Legacy’s design allows for added structural flexibility compared to traditional fabric structures, according to the company. Photo courtesy of Legacy Building Solutions

Legacy Building Solutions‘ fabric structures are fully customizable and combine rigid-frame engineering with the benefits of tension fabric membranes.

The design concept of the structures provides flexibility for storage and processing of bulk material, vehicle maintenance facilities and other structures for mining operations.

According to Legacy, the fabric buildings utilize a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss “hoop” framing that is traditionally used for fabric structures. The structural steel frame strength allows for buildings to be customized to specific width, length and height required. The buildings also have straight sidewalls to maximize usable square footage inside the structure to go along with long clear spans.

Legacy’s design allows for added structural flexibility compared to traditional fabric structures, according to the company, including the ability to add sidewall doors, mezzanines, lean-tos and more. In addition, the structures are engineered to handle additional loads for items or provide desired overhangs.

The buildings also feature fabric roofs that eliminate corrosion concerns associated with metal-constructed facilities, and there are multiple coating options available for all steel components. Additionally, the fabric allows natural light to permeate the structure, and insulation and liners can also be added to meet energy codes or meet customer needs.

Building installation is up to three times faster than conventional buildings, Legacy says, and the design can be adjusted for either portable or stationary applications. Customizable sidewalls can be built with steel, concrete or stone and lined with fabric to prevent corrosion to the interior.

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