The Advantages of Using Portable Warehouses for Storage

December 26th, 2017

Storage is an important consideration for almost every business. Whether you know a large upcoming project will require extra space or you are trying to cope with a disaster, a portable warehouse might be your most practical solution. These portable structures can be set up very rapidly, granting you the storage or workspace you need when working on a tight schedule. (more…)

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Fabric Structures Might Be the Perfect Answer to Your Custom Building Needs

December 18th, 2017

There are several options available when you or your business is in need of a custom structure. While metal is commonly used, fabric structures can be very efficient. Not only do they have all the benefits of a portable storage space, they require far less construction time and ongoing care. These multi-purpose portable fabric structures are also made from tough, weather-resistant materials, giving you peace of mind no matter the conditions as you embark on your project. (more…)

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Fabric Structures Are Often a Permanent Improvement Over Metal Industrial Buildings

December 11th, 2017

A common misconception in construction is that fabric buildings can only be used on a temporary basis. The truth is that many metal buildings are replaced with fabric structures, also known as clear span structures, for the added flexibility. (more…)

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Contrack Bahrain

December 15th, 2016

The US Navy is transitioning its maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft from the P-3 aircraft to the modern P-8A aircraft. Designed by Boeing and modeled on the body of a 737 airliner, this aircraft is being phased into operations in various locations around the world. One such location is at ISA Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Drone Flyover Video

October 31st, 2016

Shelter Structures recently completed the first fabric building for a large and innovative company working in the composting industry, which will be used to process organic waste into fertilizer. As the only manufacturer who could meet the exact size requirements, Shelter Structures was tasked with creating two different sized buildings.

The overall size of this custom fabric structure is 42,000 square feet, with a wind load design of 140 mph, and has a useful lifetime of 20+ years. To learn more about the shelters, take a look at the video!

 

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Don’t be Fooled by an “Engineered” Building

August 31st, 2016

Within the tension fabric building industry, most suppliers will tell you their buildings are “engineered”.  Shelter Structures does that as well, but while most customers think engineering is the same throughout the industry, that simply isn’t true.

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Shelter Structures: Hurricane Season

June 13th, 2016

hurricaneHurricane season is upon us. From June 1 through November 30, people and businesses primarily on the East Coast will be watching as tropical storms form near the Canary Islands, and work their way over towards the US. In 2016, Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012, according to a forecast released Friday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business. A total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes are forecast during the coming season. (more…)

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BCR Haines City Project

April 25th, 2016

BCR needed help, and Shelter Structures was able to come through. BCR’s industry-revolutionizing technologies that convert organic waste streams into safe valuable, and marketable end products required covered shelters for processing storage.

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The structure was built to protect compost processes and simultaneously provide storage facilities. The cost effective and durable 133’ by 271’ structure was constructed using a galvanized MQ frame and was designed to resist winds exceeding 150 mph. The exterior fabric membrane will help provide durability, UV protection, and cost effectiveness.

For more about the project, click here.

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Port-au-Prince Post Office Project

March 31st, 2016

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 caused massive destruction throughout the land. Infrastructures needed to be restored, and most vital services were seriously disrupted, including postal distribution.

Shelter Structures created a functional semi-permanent building to be used as a post office. The structure had to be mobilized quickly in order to assume postal operations, but also strong enough to last for years in extreme tropical weather.

Thanks to the 60-ton crane, the two massive containers were unloaded from the truck. With no fork lift, the containers had to be unloaded by hand. Most of the equipment also had to be assembled without important tools, so the work was a bit more dangerous, and a lot more difficult.

With help from the Haitian crew, Shelter Structures was able to finish the job, and the new postal installation in Haiti resumed on May 11, 2010 – just four months after the earthquake.

For more information, you can watch this slideshow:

 

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State of the Industry in 2016

March 31st, 2016

As the market for fabric buildings continues to grow and develop, Shelter Structures continues to grow as well. According to Specialty Fabric Review, the U.S./Canadian fabric structures market grew 3.5 percent in 2015, and is expected to grow another 4.5 percent in 2016. The market for these structures appears to be trending upwards.

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