Combining rigid-frame engineering with the proven benefits of tension fabric membranes, Legacy Building Solutions (South Haven, MN) offers superior quality fabric structures that are fully customizable. This design concept provides a high level of flexibility for a wide array of applications and industries, including bulk material and commodity storage, commercial and industrial warehousing, cold storage facilities, and many more.
Legacy fabric buildings utilize a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss “hoop” framing traditionally used for fabric structures. The strength of the structural steel frame provides several engineering advantages, most notably the ability to easily customize buildings to the exact width, length and height required. In addition to long clear spans, the buildings have straight sidewalls that maximize the useable square footage inside the structure.
The design allows for much more structural flexibility than traditional fabric structures, including the ability to add lean-tos, mezzanines, sidewall doors and more. The structures are also engineered to provide desired overhangs or handle additional loads for items such as sprinklers and conveyors. Additionally:
- Unlike hollow tube steel, Legacy’s solid structural steel I-beams are not vulnerable to unseen corrosion originating inside a tube.
- Legacy buildings feature high-quality fabric roofs that eliminate the corrosion concerns associated with metal-constructed facilities.
- A variety of fabrics are available, including 27-ounce ExxoTec™Elite and 19-ounce ExxoTec Pro, both of which are premium PVC fabrics with superior strength and performance characteristics.
- Installation is up to three times faster than with conventional buildings, and the design can be adjusted for stationary or portable applications.