SSQ: Semi-Circle (Quonset)

The half circle temporary fabric buildings are the least expensive and strongest designs available. These tension fabric buildings are actually semi-spherical, with their height spanning half their width. Any room lost on the sides of the fabric building can be reabsorbed by choosing an Extended Height Quonset, which includes straight legs on the sides to increase available and usable space.



Our Quonset half circle temporary fabric buildings are inherently strong, and are economically designed, and can regularly withstand strong wind loads. Due to the construction process of SSQ tension fabric buildings, they have a flat center roof section, which is not ideal for heavy snow loads. SSQ fabric buildings are a very cost-effective option for warmer climates that see little to no snow.

Common Uses

The SSQ tension fabric buildings are widely used by boat manufacturers and for heavy equipment maintenance. These fabric shelters offer high center clearance and are extremely flexible due to the following construction methods:

ssq2Additional benefits of our temporary fabric structures include:
    • A modular design that permits you to expand and subdivide the fabric shelters into multiple units and relocate when necessary.
    • An unobstructed clear span building with no columns or internal supports.
    • Mobility to provide clear access to the interior of the fabric shelters; most temporary fabric buildings can be designed to be moved on wheel or track systems, or via crane.
    • Using an eco-friendly construction with recycled steel, we can keep our carbon footprint minimal during manufacturing, transportation, and installation of our tension fabric buildings.
    • The energy consumption in our fabric shelters is reduced due to the translucent fabric.
    • Optional hard sides are available for our tension fabric buildings where security is a concern and more privacy is needed.

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