Legacy Building Solutions has introduced what it claims is the first line of fabric buildings to incorporate structural steel beams instead of open web trusses. This new engineering concept provides a high level of flexibility for vehicle maintenance shops, portable or stationary soil remediation facilities, storage buildings for equipment or bulk material, and other fabric structures used in mining operations.

Fabric buildings from Legacy Building Solutions  employ a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss framing traditionally used for fabric structures.
Fabric buildings from Legacy Building Solutions employ a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss framing traditionally used for fabric structures.

Legacy buildings utilize a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss framing traditionally used for fabric buildings. Unlike hollow tube steel, solid structural steel beams are not vulnerable to unseen corrosion originating inside a tube. Additionally, the structural steel has multiple coating options, including hot dip galvanizing, red oxide primer and powder coat paint.

The strength of the structural steel frame provides several engineering advantages, including the ability to relocate buildings by towing or crane. The rigid frame also delivers the flexibility to customize buildings beyond the confines of standard shapes and sizes to the exact width, length and height required.

Legacy said its straight sidewall design allows for the inclusion of a variety of overhead doors, exit doors and dormers along the sides. Structures can be modified to provide desired eave extensions and interior columns. They also can be engineered to carry ancillary systems that need to be suspended, including overhead cranes, fire suppression systems, ventilation and lighting.

The building line features high-quality polyethylene fabric roofs that, according to the company, eliminate the corrosion concerns associated with metal-constructed facilities. A wide variety of PVC fabrics are also available. The durable fabric allows natural light to permeate the structure, while insulation can be added when required.

Installation, says Legacy, is faster than with conventional buildings, and the design can be adjusted for stationary or portable applications. Sidewalls can be customized and built with any desired material—including steel, paneling or siding—and then easily lined with fabric to prevent corrosion to the interior. Legacy steel components and fabric covers are backed by a 15-year warranty.

Legacy offers assistance from concept to completion, including renderings, foundation design, installation and project management. To date, Legacy’s in-house, professional installation crews have constructed more than 30 million ft2 of fabric buildings.

Information for this article was provided by Legacy Building Solutions, 19500 County Road 142, South Haven, MN, 55382; telephone: 320-259-7126 or 877-259-1528; www.legacybuildingsolutions.com.

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