Mahaffey Blog

2 Ways to Expect Your Fabric Structure Project Manager to Go Beyond the Basics

Think about the different types of people you interact with every day—from staff to consultants to vendors and contractors. Do you want people that say “yes” to every request, regardless of whether it’s the right solution? Or do you want people who aren’t afraid to tell you there might be a better approach?

Topics: Project Management

Safety Training Must Be a Focus Both On and Off the Job for Construction, Manufacturing, and Temporary Structure Crews

Sixty-two billion dollars. That’s how much U.S. companies pay each year to cover expenses associated with workplace injuries, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. That’s practically pocket change compared to the $250 billion companies lost last year from employees sustaining injuries off the job, according to the National Safety Council.

Topics: Warehouses and Storage Construction and Maintenance Covers Project Management

Are Your Tie-Off Safety Standards Evolving? Fall Prevention is a Critical Component of Fabric Structures

 

Do you strive to only deliver the bare minimum to your customers? Neither do we. In fact, we frequently see our clients and our own crew go above and beyond in their on-site safety standards—even exceeding OSHA requirements.

Topics: Project Management Clearspan Fabric Structure

Manufacturing Growth in the Third Industrial Revolution Creates Demand for Continuity Solutions

Over the past 25 years, exports of U.S.-manufactured goods have quadrupled, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. And, it’s not expected to slow down any time soon. Manufacturing is booming in the Third Industrial Revolution as new technologies drive significant efficiency gains and demand for a highly-skilled labor pool. What does this kind of growth look like? According to the Manuf acturing Institute, over the next seven years, an estimated 3.5 million high-skill manufacturing jobs will be created.
Topics: Warehouses and Storage Clearspan Fabric Structure Project Management

Host an Amazing Event with Fabric Structures, Regardless of Weather Plans

 

When planning for an event, an organizer can typically control and account for just about anything and everything – the number of attendees, where guests will sit, how they will sit, what will they eat, where will guests enter and exit. Everything is expertly planned. Everything, that is, except for the weather.

Topics: Project Management Extreme Weather Structures

Best Practices to Stand-Out at Trade Shows with a Temporary Structure

If a business wishes to reach a large audience when promoting their products or services, they typically need to advertise across multiple different channels. There is one exception to this rule: trade shows and expositions. Both trade shows and expositions bring together a large audience with a built-in interest in a specific topic, creating the opportunity for businesses to reach a lot of people in one central location. A lot of resources go into exhibiting at a trade show, and companies need to be diligent and intentional when preparing to attend a trade show or exhibition.

Topics: Project Management

Expert Q&A: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Temporary Fabric Structures

Facilities managers are always looking for new strategies to save energy and cut costs. According to Energy Star, the average commercial building wastes 30 percent of its energy consumption due to inefficiencies. This hits operations where it hurts—the bottom line.

Turnkey fabric structures offer a wide variety of amenities, like climate control and lighting options, to keep your crews comfortable, your materials protected, and your overall energy expenses in check. Selecting the right amenities for your project and properly maintaining them is key to maximizing energy efficiency in your temporary structure. 

Topics: Project Management Manufacturing Warehouses and Storage Amenities Clearspan Fabric Structure

What to Expect When your Fabric Structure Needs are Complete

For many projects, temporary fabric structures are an ideal solution. When you lease a temporary structure--whether it’s for months or a week--you already know you’ve solved a couple of big problems regarding budget and time.

Permanent construction can’t compete with the flexibility instant structures offer. Temporary structures are scalable and mobile.

They are also temporary—not forever. They are there when you need them and removed when your project is complete.

Topics: Amenities Clearspan Fabric Structure Project Management

Expert Q&A: The Science of Anchoring Fabric Buildings, Part 2 

In our first blog in this series, we shared with you an introduction to the engineering behind anchoring temporary structures. This anchoring is powerful enough to cover your most critical long- or short-term operations—ensuring structure integrity and stability you can count on.

A major benefit of temporary structures is that they can be installed on virtually any ground surface from asphalt and concrete foundations to gravel or soil. With correctly engineered anchoring, temporary structures can be strong and stable no matter where they stand.

In Part 2 of this series, engineering expert Brian Szkaradnik explains the role your ground surface plays in determining the right anchoring solution for your structure.


Topics: Extreme Weather Structures Amenities Clearspan Fabric Structure Project Management Warehouses and Storage Entertainment and Events

3 Things to Expect from Your Fabric Structure Provider When You Face the Unexpected

One of the first lessons in woodworking is “Measure twice, cut once.” This advice applies whether you’re dealing with a hobby project in your workshop or a massive capital construction project.

But, even with all the measuring and planning in the world, sometimes things just don’t go according to plan.

Topics: Project Management Business Continuity Clearspan Fabric Structure Emergency Response