SSQ: Semi-Circle (Quonset)

The half circle temporary fabric building is the least expensive, strongest design available. It is literally a half circle – the height is half the width. Shoulder room lost on the sides can be regained by choosing an Extended Height Quonset, which includes some straight legs on the sides to increase usable side space.



Our Quonset half circle temporary fabric buildings are inherently strong, and have an economical design for wind loads. They provide a very cost-effective solution for areas with little or no snow. The flat center roof section does not shed snow, making this design inappropriate for heavy snow load locations.

Common uses: The SSQ has been widely used by boat manufacturers and for heavy equipment maintenance, as it provides the high center clearance required for these applications.

ssq2Additional benefits of our temporary fabric structures include:
  • A modular design that allows you to expand and subdivide structures into multiple units and easily relocate them as your needs change
  • Unobstructed clear span space, with no columns or internal supports
  • Mobility to provide clear access to the interior; most temporary fabric buildings can be designed to be moved on wheels or track systems, or via crane
  • Eco-friendly construction, with recycled steel and a small carbon footprint created during manufacturing, transportation and installation
  • Reduced energy use in shelters utilizing translucent fabric
  • Optional hard sides for locations where security is a concern or for operations that require protection for the fabric



All Shelter Structures temporary fabric buildings have a service life of 15-25 years while the galvanized frames have a service life of 50 years. All shelters comply with local building codes, and meet all of the environmental requirements at your specific site.