Indoor sporting facilities can be loud. Large vaulted ceilings echoing with parent’s bellowing out encouragement, sneakers squeaking on wood, competitors jeering their opponents, great big joyful noise. We have all been to these large buildings where despite all the open space, noise seams to fill and overflow. Indoor recreation is meant to be bright and loud, thunderous. An echo distorts noise, makes it difficult for coaches to give feedback and for children to hear and heed their parent’s instructions. Large sporting arenas hire acoustic engineers to design their soundscapes and to ensure perfect noise absorption. If an additional engineer and a sound absorption plan is not in your facilities budget, we have a solution for you.
Norseman Structures designed their Shelter Solutions to withstand harsh climate, years of use, and to make their interiors bright, airy, and quiet. Image Building Systems will work with you to design the perfect indoor recreation facility for your needs. These fabric structures are the ideal space for a year-round training facility or a practice field. They have big open floor plans and absorb the perfect amount of noise.
At Image Building Systems we partner with Norseman Structures. Norseman Structures is an industry leading Fabric Buildings company with a century of experience. At Norseman Structures they strive to provide their customers the best environment and protection for your people and property.
Athletic facilities have unique challenges, but the goal is clear: to keep your athletes training all year long regardless of weather. Your team can practice all day and train all night in an Image Building Systems climate-controlled building. The bright, airy conditions of a fabric covered building make it an ideal facility. With clear span design you gain the floor space necessary for anything from a tennis court to a football field. Fabric covered buildings are as structurally sound as engineered buildings, but with they added benefits of natural light and airy ventilation, lightening fast erection, and you can build your structure to last a lifetime or choose a foundation option that allows you to move your building to a new location for future use.
We can also provide a fitness facility for you complete with sporting accessories and equipment. At Image Building Systems we can provide you with everything needed for your athletic center from sport court flooring and basketball hoops, to hockey boards and Zambonis. Whatever your sporting needs, we will help you and your team achieve your goals.
Our structures are designed to fit your needs, please give the experts at Image Building Systems a call for your next athletic facility: 602-216-3706
One more common use of fabric buildings is for equipment maintenance. Mine sites, oil and gas operations, construction sites, commercial agriculture businesses, all require a facility to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment. Fabric buildings are common for truck shops, particularly in the mining sector. This keeps equipment close to site and back in the field as quickly as possible.
The steel frame of a fabric covered building is made up of a variety of metal components designed for strength and durability. The steel trusses can be made up of wide flange steel, hollow structural steel, or a combination of the two. These components can then be coated for corrosion protection with a prime paint or galvanizing, and can further be coated with an epoxy paint for additional protection.
Whether it’s strong winds or a heavy load of snow, the durable structure of the steel frame and the strong fabric cladding ensures that it will remain stable and safe to use for many years.
Fabric shelters are made up of a high quality polyethylene or PVC fabric that has the strength to lift an F-150 truck (engine included). This fabric is carefully welded to the highest standards. In the event of a puncture to the fabric, the material is designed to be tear-proof. This means the fabric will not continue to tear at the site of the puncture. A fabric building puncture can easily be repaired with patch tape or by welding on an additional piece of fabric. These properties help ensure that the building can withstand some of the harshest weather conditions.
With fabric that can lift an F-150 and Steel resistant to everything you can throw at it, that means your equipment maintenance structure will be one less thing to worry about.
There are a number of new building structures that can provide an efficient and economical alternative to metal or wood. These new structures, called Clear Span buildings, can be customized to meet your needs.
What exactly is a Clear Span building?
A Clear Span building is a fabric structure that can be used to develop a variety of facilities, such as warehouses, industrial buildings, storage buildings for equipment, athletic facilities or indoor riding and training areas. These facilities are available in gable, round, hybrid and metal building design sizes that vary from 20’ to 300’ wide. With the ability to be designed in any length, they are a clear alternative for areas that need a structural alternative that is corner-free while maintaining its shape. The term “Clear Span” denotes an unsupported distance free from structural supports, which can be useful when building facilities like greenhouses, aviation-type buildings, athletic buildings, educational facilities and more.
Advantages of Clear Span buildings
Clear Span buildings have a number of advantages. Here are a few facts:
Sustainable Building Features
The fabric covers used on Clear Span buildings work to help in reducing the need for internal lighting, enhancing the natural light component throughout the day. These covers also increase energy savings, promotes indoor temperature regulation and holds reflective qualities that work to your benefit. With low maintenance properties that inhibits the inference of moisture or bacteria growth, the overall air quality is increased.
No matter how the building is being used, good sound quality is important. These fabric covers aid in the reduction of outside noise, and echoes that are usually prevalent in large building structures. The structural composition of these building help to provide calm, enjoyable environments regardless of the outside elements.
These structures are very durable, made with high quality triple-galvanized structural steel tubing. The fabric coverings are patented with a specialized weave pattern that is strong, yet light in feel. Designed to withstand rust and corrosion, the covers are flame retardant and weather resistant with a 20-year warranty, meeting all snow load and win regulations. These structures are certified to all industry standards, with certifications in design, engineering, manufacturing and other areas that make a difference in the integrity of this product.
Clear Span buildings can be customized to meet any need. To extend the length of life, anchors are available to keep these buildings safely tethered to the ground. These anchors are temporary, saves money, kind to the environments and can be installed quickly. Other customizable features include the doors, which vary in size and scope; lighting, fans, installation of PolyMax boards, and the inclusion of shutters for those locations that need enhanced air ventilation.
Spacing and installation
Clear Span buildings have a quick turnaround installation, which is increased with their turnkey buildings. This is due to the avoidance of internal columns and supports, which can inhibit space. These structures maximize space with soaring heights and clearances that accommodate a variety of uses.
Why use a Clear Span building?
With consistent affordability and custom engineering, Clear Span buildings are excellent for providing a structural alternative that will increase energy savings while meeting multiple needs. With warranties on the covers that last 20 years, and warranties on the frames that span 50 years, this can provide a quick building for start-ups who don’t have the finances to purchase brick and mortar structures.
Uses for Clear Span buildings
The options for a clear span building are endless. Whether putting together an indoor racing area, or constructing an impromptu skating rink, these buildings can be used for almost anyplace that requires a spacious, temperature compliant structure. These buildings have been used for commercial purposes, in industrial settings, for educational institutions, temporary residential facilities, storage, agricultural and equestrian buildings, and for horticulture and greenhouse spaces.
Having access to an alternative that will be able to withstand multiple temperatures without interference from the elements is worth exploring. With the lack of applications on the market to support these needs, Clear Span buildings currently emerge as the leader in this area that can accommodate people, equipment, seating and other items needed to increase productivity in an efficient and customized way. For a spacious enhancement to your organization, clear span is the way.