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The Ideal Job Site Building Solution for Construction Work Sites

In the bustling world of construction, the functionality of a job site building can significantly impact the overall success of a project. FastCover fabric structures offer versatile and reliable solutions, catering to the dynamic needs of the construction industry. When considering a structure for your construction site, these are the features to look for.

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Equipment Storage for Northern Alberta

A recent 30’x40’ Structure that was erected in northern Alberta is the perfect size to store equipment and parts. Measuring at 15’ high on center this structure can easily house redi-racking and still leave room for a standard size forklift to operate. This cost-effective addition to the business keeps equipment out of the elements increasing longevity and ease of use during the winter months. The 30’ wide structure is very popular amongst individuals and businesses needing extra storage. The single truss design is an excellent value for all storage requirements.

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Shipping Containers for Your Fabric Structure’s Foundation

shipping-container-buildingFastCover Fabric Structures exhibit versatility, stemming from a blend of design features and material properties that enable adaptability across diverse applications. Although FastCovers do not require a foundation, customers have a variety of foundation options to choose from including concrete blocks, concrete pads, footings, pony walls, screw anchors and the use of shipping containers.

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Storage Building for Maintaining and Servicing Trailers: How FastCover Adapts to Your Unique Building Needs

FastCover builds hundreds of fabric covered buildings every year. The list of applications for our buildings continues to grow, and we pride ourselves in building a quality product, installing with our own team and taking on each project with the attention to detail that our customers expect. Fabric structures are most commonly used for equipment storage purposes in commercial and industrial applications, and our structures are ideal for the storage of various equipment and products in the Agricultural, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors. 

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Maximizing Efficiency and Space: Why Fabric Buildings are Ideal for Industrial Storage

When it comes to industrial storage, maximizing efficiency and space is a top priority for businesses. Traditional brick-and-mortar structures often have limitations, such as high construction costs, lengthy installation times, and inflexible designs. However, there is a solution that offers versatility, cost-effectiveness, and rapid construction: fabric buildings. In this article, we will explore the advantages of fabric buildings for industrial storage, discuss how to choose the right one and provide maintenance tips to ensure their longevity.

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How Fabric Buildings Can Help the Mining Industry Reduce Carbon Footprint

Fabric buildings can be beneficial to the mining industry in reducing their carbon footprint by providing a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional mining structures. For example, fabric structures can be used as an alternative to permanent mining structures, such as storage facilities, workshops, or offices.

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Understanding Coverall Fabric Buildings: A Cost and Benefits Analysis

If you’re contemplating investing in a coverall building or fabric structure, you’re likely wondering about the associated costs and the advantages over traditional construction. At FastCover, we’re leaders in fabric structure production, and we want to share some valuable insights into the true value of these sheds. Let’s delve deeper into what makes these buildings cost-effective and efficient.

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Fabric Buildings: Ideal storage or warehousing solutions for mining sites

The mining industry is tough, but it also requires a great deal of innovation to keep up with the changing needs. With harsh weather conditions and hard-to-reach places, there are plenty of challenges for mine managers, from setting up office space in an abandoned shaft to getting heavy machinery down access holes before they’re frozen solid.

A more cost-effective way would be erecting structures such as portable fabric buildings, which can be easily broken down when not needed (saving money). Building a traditional structure can be another operation nightmare, and this is where fabric buildings come in. They offer several advantages over traditional structures regarding storage, warehousing or temporary office spaces for mining operations.

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Why fabric buildings are perfect for farmers

Farmers have a lot of responsibilities. They need to ensure that their crops are healthy and that the animals they raise are well taken care of. One of the challenges that farmers face is finding the right shelter for their animals and crops. Traditional farm equipment storage buildings can be expensive and difficult to construct, especially if you are working with limited space. Fabric buildings offer an affordable and practical solution for farmers who need a quick and easy way to create shelter for their animals or crops. 

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Insulated Sports Training Facility

FastCover builds a few hundred fabric covered buildings every year. A recent project is a sports training facility that we are currently completing.  The exterior of the building looks like a very standard FastCover building, 30’ wide x 45’ long. This particular fabric structure is fully portable and requires only a level surface to be mounted on. The baserail system sits on top of the ground and the entire structure is anchored using our screw anchor and turnbuckle system.  The typical all fabric roll-up door was swapped out for an insulated steel overhead door complete with electric lift and remote control openers. The accompanying walk in door is a steel insulated security door.

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Fully Portable Equipment Storage Building

FastCover recently erected the 50’ wide Straight Leg Super Series portable structure for a prominent crown utility company in Western Manitoba, Canada to be used as an equipment storage building. The building was required to be fully portable as the property is currently being rented by the Utility Company and it will be required to be re-located at some point in time. Although the FastCover 50 SLSS is portable it is imperative that the structure and foundation meet National Building Code for that specific site, which it does. FastCover engineers ensured that the structure exceeded snow, wind and rain loads for the area and also that the foundation met all the necessary uplift, down force and horizontal load requirements. With the stamped engineering documents in hand, FastCover started the fabrication process. The FastCover 50 SLSS is unique in that it provides a tremendous amount of cubic volume inside the structure. With 10’ high exterior straight legs, equipment, pallets and commercial racking can be placed in close proximity to the sides allowing for great use of space. In this particular application incorporating concrete blocks as the foundation of the storage building allows for even greater use by lifting the structure even higher. Incorporating a steel non-insulated overhead door with a chain hoist ensures that the weather elements stay where they should be… outside.

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Insulating Your New FastCover Building

Many of our FastCover clients wish to insulate their new FastCovers so that they can store or maintain equipment, protect inventory in or do some light manufacturing. There are a number of ways that this procedure can be done with various aspects to heat retention. Rigid board or fiberglass are the most common methods although spray insulation has been used. Spray insulation, although an excellent source of heat retention does render the high density polyethylene fabric to become permanently rigid. In light of the fact that many of our structures are portable they are often disassembled and re-erected at another location, making spray insulation a somewhat less desirable option.

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