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Warehouse | Industrial | Commercial, Manufacturing, Supply-Chain Solutions

Warehouse | Industrial | Commercial, Manufacturing, Supply-Chain Solutions

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Salt | Sand | Deicing for Road Maintenance Brine Storage, Clear Span DOT Salt Shed

Salt | Sand | Deicing for Road Maintenance Brine Storage, Clear Span DOT Salt Shed

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Commodity | Fertilizer | Flat Grain, Farm Chemical, Dry Bulk Storage Buildings

Commodity | Fertilizer | Flat Grain, Farm Chemical, Dry Bulk Storage Buildings

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Mining Operations | Truck Maintenance and Temporary Bulk Storage Canvas Buildings

Mining Operations | Truck Maintenance and Temporary Bulk Storage Canvas Buildings

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Gas & Oil | Energy | Petroleum Exploration Facilities, Frac Sand Storage Structure

Gas & Oil | Energy | Petroleum Exploration Facilities, Frac Sand Storage Structure

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General Aviation | Aerospace | Aircraft Helicopter Hangars and Military Tension Fabric Buildings & Structures

General Aviation | Aerospace | Aircraft Helicopter Hangars and Military Tension Fabric Buildings & Structures

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Waste Management | Recycling Operations | Biomass, Sludge and Remediation Facilities

Waste Management | Recycling Operations | Biomass, Sludge and Remediation Facilities

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Sports Complex | Recreation | Fabric Athletic Activities Facilities and Membrane Structures

Sports Complex | Recreation | Fabric Athletic Activities Facilities and Membrane Structures

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Ports |Waterways |Terminal Transit Loading | Breakbulk

Ports |Waterways |Terminal Transit Loading | Breakbulk

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Equestrian | Fabric Covered Riding Arenas Horse Training Facilities | Fabric Covered Indoor Arena

Equestrian | Fabric Covered Riding Arenas Horse Training Facilities | Fabric Covered Indoor Arena

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The Legacy Advantage

From our Experienced Global Team

  • Rapid installation 3x faster than conventional delivery
  • Ideal interior acoustics and energy efficient lighting design
  • Relocatable; construct as permanent then move if required
  • Patented attachment system to ensure longevity and safety
  • Fully customizable to maximize investment and space
  • Experienced in-house engineering and installation teams
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  • Legacy Building Solutions designs, manufactures, engineers and installs custom fabric structures. We were the first to apply fabric to a rigid steel frame allowing for expanded design capabilities. Our patented fabric attachment system elevated the industry in safety, quality and customer satisfaction.

    Legacy offers fast-track construction, concept to post-installation project management and service. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 and CSA 660, our commitment to quality and our customers is evident as you work with our experienced team.

  • Each manufactured fabric building is supported with a time-tested I-beam frame, while architectural fabric creates easy daylighting or daylight harvesting – an uninsulated building has up to 12% translucency. Our customers consistently report saving on energy costs, and people and livestock inside the structure enjoy the more natural environment.

    Non-conductive building materials allows your tension fabric building to better maintain a comfortable inside atmosphere year-round. The interiors of these energy-efficient structures are up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer and about 10 degrees warmer in the winter, even before the addition of HVAC systems or insulation.

  • Legacy’s fabric covered buildings adhere to the same engineering codes ASCE7, ASCE 55-10 and building codes as other types of structures. Some other manufacturers count on the cover to make up for deficiencies in an inferior structural design. At Legacy, we rely on time-tested engineering, purlins and other structural elements to add legitimate strength and stability to our designs.

    Our in-house construction crews have worldwide experience installing tension fabric (also known as canvas, membrane, tarp, bubble) buildings. We have partner offices in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Santiago, Chile, Australia and Europe. Call today to discuss how a Legacy structure can be designed for your own custom needs.

  • Clear span fabric structures offer improved corrosion resistance. Solid web I-beams have less surface area exposed to the elements than hollow-tube web truss systems, which are vulnerable to rust formation in the unseen space inside the tube. The steel superstructure, plus all steel members, can be hot dip galvanized for the ultimate corrosion protection. Unlike in-line galvanized or shielded steel, hot dip galvanized steel has a continuous layer of zinc defending the steel substructure from corrosion.

    For especially corrosive environments such as fertilizer storage, frac sand storage, mining products storage and wastewater management, adding a secondary or interior fabric liner keeps all steel members out of contact with corrosive elements and materials. An interior liner adds years to the life of the project life of the fabric building.

  • Our unique attachment system creates a weather-tight seal and a dry, useable building envelope. There are no protrusions to allow moisture in, and no chance of rust eventually eating through the building and causing leaks.

    Ventilation options include mesh wall vents, eave vents, open ridges, peak intake/exhaust valves, and more. A ventilated tension fabric building keeps stored materials such as grain or corn dry and cool. Popular ventilation options for cattle barns include open side walls to allow continuous airflow throughout the building. Custom engineering makes any wall configuration open for a dry, healthy environment for your livestock and feedbed.

Fabric Buildings & Tension Fabric Structures

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Off-grid aircraft assembly hangar for Solar Ship, Inc.

Legacy Building Solutions was the first to apply tension fabric cladding to a rigid steel frame. Legacy buildings combine the design flexibility and architectural features of traditional steel-framed structures with the expedited construction, natural light and corrosion-resistance of fabric structures. Each building is customized to spec for applications including sports centers and athletics facilities, aviation hangars, entertainment venues, fertilizer storage, break-bulk storage, military, mining, salt and sand storage, ports, oil and gas production, industrial and warehousing.

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The Venue at River Cree Resort and Casino

More than just industrial buildings, Legacy fabric structures are ideal for occupied buildings including retail centers, office space, recreation facilities, and casino and concert venues. Insulation and the fabric interior liner minimize sound reverberation and magnify the interior brightness, creating a better environment for sports and events. Our designers add platforms and stages, divider nets, heating and cooling systems, stage lighting, and additional space for offices, bathrooms and storage right to the building frame.

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The Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park

Legacy’s fabric buildings are sturdier, longer lasting, and more conventional looking than hoop buildings, Quonset huts, air-supported “bubble” buildings, Cover-All buildings, tensile buildings, sports and salt domes, tarp buildings, tension fabric structures and tents. After observing the weaknesses in other fabric buildings, our innovative team created a patented attachment system that allows fabric membranes to be attached to a rigid steel frame. Our unique keder system means safer construction and higher resistance to extreme wind and snow.

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Warehouse and vehicle maintenance facility

Team Legacy has more than a century of experience in the fabric structure industry. We work with building owners, public works departments, state, local, municipal and provincial governments, and large public and private corporations. Design-build or design-assist project management are available, as well as optional general contracting and construction management services. Engineering, manufacturing and installation are completed by insured and bonded in-house teams. All installation team members have OSHA training.

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Central Salt's mining facility in Lyons, Kansas

Fabric structures have lower life cycle costs, especially in corrosive and harsh environments. Sturdy architectural fabric lasts longer when exposed to salt, fertilizer, chemicals and marine air. The translucent fabric provides natural light, eliminating the need for electricity on sunny days. Add solar panels and photovoltaics for off-grid power. Optional overhangs and ridge vents provide gravity ventilation with no ongoing costs. And fabric structures require less maintenance than paint, shingles or siding, lowering lost-time costs.

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Fertilizer storage and distribution facility

We design, engineer, manufacture and install fabric structures worldwide, including in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Each building is engineered to meet precise project specifications and building regulations. Solid steel I-beams allow larger, wider, taller and safer clear span buildings and hanging loads from mezzanines, conveyors, catwalks, shelving, cranes, and overhead or oversized doors. Optional hot dip galvanized (HDG) frames and fabric liners prevent oxidation in corrosive environments.

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