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Why Fabric Structures Are Perfect for Local Governments

Construction and new development in the public sector continues to grow following a 9 percent decline in 2014, leaving some government officials with a little more breathing room to expand their facilities and improve their organization's ability to serve the public. If you require sudden expansion in response to emergency situations, a portable tensioned-fabric structure may be a huge benefit to your organization's bottom line and capabilities. Here's how:


Fabric Buildings Are Lean and Flexible

Whether you need a studio, additional private office space, equipment storage, manufacturing facilities, or packing and material processing centers, a portable fabric building could be the ideal solution. Quick to deploy and easily relocated, an investment in a high-quality fabric building system now can continue to pay dividends down the road as your operation expands. With a fabric structure you can ensure maximum interior space and add additional features or sections as needed in the future.

Fabric Buildings Are Energy Efficient

Manufacturers seeking to reduce their environmental footprint and energy consumption should strongly consider an investment in fabric building systems. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fabrics make for buildings with high thermal emittance, UV reflection, and natural light transmission. The material is also well-suited to recycling compared to other synthetic materials and is easy to repair.

As far as energy conservation, tensioned-fabric buildings can maintain interior temperatures 15°F cooler than outside warm temperatures and 15°F warmer than external cold conditions - even without the use of temperature control units. Electrical systems, environmental control units, and built-in lighting options are all available and can improve energy efficiency standards by working in concert with conservation methods.

Fabric Buildings Are Reliable

High-quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fabrics, galvanized steel frames, and custom options like HVAC systems and added insulation means your additional workspace may be more comfortable than your actual office. 

If your operation changes gears or needs to relocate, you'll be able to deconstruct and redeploy your fabric building system with ease no matter the surrounding climate. Most modern fabric buildings can be designed for any snow or wind load and can protect your assets and personnel no matter what the weather brings.

The bottom line is that no organization should wait for permanent construction when the public good is at stake. Forward-thinking city planners and officials should strongly consider implementing fabric building systems as part of emergency response plans, capability expansion, equipment and material storage, and public works project.