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How to Use Fabric Structures for More Sustainable Construction

As climate activists fight to reduce global carbon emissions, eyes are on the construction industry to find, enact and enforce greener building practices.

The United Nations Environment Programme found that nearly 30 percent of all carbon emissions in 2020 were from constructing and maintaining buildings. Governments and consumers alike are calling on companies with increasing urgency to reduce their carbon footprints before, during and after construction projects.

Temporary fabric structures are cost-effective ways for companies to minimize their environmental impact without losing time or momentum on critical projects. Here are six sustainable benefits of temporary fabric structures for your business.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Business Continuity

6 Reasons Why Modular Structures Are Crucial for Your Business

Industrial manufacturers lose $50 billion every year to unplanned downtime, according to a recent Emerson study.

When faced with equipment failure, limited production capacity or unexpected outages, top-performing companies are the ones that respond effectively without wasting time, energy or profitability. For many, modular structures are instrumental in minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity across any crisis.

Temporary-structure solutions that are modular in design make it quick and painless to scale. Once these structures are in place, companies can adjust the sizing when their needs change — without spending weeks on new construction or renovations.

Compared with permanent buildings or purchased structures, leasing a modular solution allows businesses to maximize their existing space at a fraction of the cost. Here are six benefits of modular structures for growing companies.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Business Continuity

5 Cost-Saving Benefits of Leasing a Clear Span Structure

Space needs change quickly. If you find yourself needing more room for a short-term project, a clear span structure can provide that space quickly and efficiently.

The term “clear span” describes a structure with an unobstructed interior. Rather than relying on internal columns for structural support, a clear span structure is supported entirely by the external framework. This provides more usable space, making it the perfect solution for construction sites, break areas, warehouses and more.

You have two main options to add a clear span structure to your site: leasing or purchasing. Though each provides unique benefits, leasing may be your best option if your focus is on the bottom line. Here are five reasons why leasing a temporary or semi-permanent clear span structure is more cost-efficient than buying.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Business Continuity

5 Pitfalls of Poor HVAC Maintenance on Your Temporary Structures

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units are among the most popular amenities that accompany Mahaffey’s temporary structures. A comfortable, climate-controlled environment keeps your crews productive, your operations efficient and your budget on-track. 

HVAC systems need regular preventative maintenance, and if you’re not taking care of the units installed with your temporary structures, it could have disastrous effects on your projects or events. Here are five consequences of neglecting the HVAC units on your fabric tents:

Lost Production Time

Every time you ignore the everyday wear-and-tear on your HVAC unit, you are moving it one step closer to a total system failure. Without consistent check-ups by either you or a professional, your unit could face a whole slew of problems, from dirty filters and leaking refrigerant, to burst coils and blown fuses. If you wait to look at your HVAC until after it’s stopped working entirely, you’ll then be dealing with larger, more intrusive issues that get in the way of your business. Time that you spend on a full HVAC repair or replacement may reduce production efficiency — or worse yet, a total system failure may halt your production entirely. A small but persistent issue with your unit could have you facing significant losses in production and efficiency.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Amenities Temporary Industrial Buildings

5 Most Common Sizes for  Temporary Fabric Structures

Temporary or semi-permanent fabric structures can be time- and money-saving solutions for any industry, from manufacturing and construction to education and military.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Business Continuity

Top Four Reasons to Choose Fabric Structures

When your team is considering what kind of temporary building is best suited for your job or event needs, there are a multitude of reasons why temporary fabric structures are the answer for you. All framed buildings apply the same basic engineering principles but no matter what you’re using the building for, you want it to be constructed quickly, efficiently and up to your expectations.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Temporary Warehouses and Storage Custom Structures

3 Ways to Plan for the Unexpected in Temporary Structures

Quite frankly, there are endless possibilities as to the service and particular needs that a temporary structure can offer a business. From churches, to manufacturing plants, to equipment storage to lunch rooms – Mahaffey’s temporary structures are limitless in their purpose.  

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Temporary Warehouses and Storage Extreme Weather Structures Industry News

10 Reasons Why You Should Lease a Fabric Structure in 2019

 

There's no better time to lease a temporary fabric structure than 2019. When compared to traditional structures, you might already know that Mahaffey's temporary fabric structures and fabric buildings offer some immediate cost savings for your budget, but there are a multitude of other benefits.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Project Management

2 Ways Temporary Fabric Structures and Other Creative Growth Solutions Help Sustain Booming Manufacturing Industry

You probably have contingency plans in place for when things go wrong. But are you prepared for growth?

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Industry News

Quick Response Saves the Day for Oil Refinery Turnaround

Petroleum refining in the United States is a $500 billion industry. According to Statista, in 2017, US oil refineries produced some 13 million barrels per day!

Mahaffey recently had the opportunity to partner with a global company whose U.S. oil refinery was preparing for a scheduled turnaround in one of their units. Turnarounds and required maintenance functions are scheduled and meticulously planned months in advance to adhere to OSHA and EPA guidelines.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Manufacturing