• Waste compost storage structures

Fabric Buildings for Waste and Recycling

Fabric structures customized for the waste and recycling industries are designed for maximum efficiency, odor control and durability. Fabric buildings are a practical choice for recycling transfer stations, processing and sorting facilities, soil remediation enclosures, and storage buildings for equipment or materials.

Custom engineered structures are available in clear span designs over 300 feet wide, built to any length or clearance. Straight sidewalls with high clearances allow for easy maneuverability for tipping trucks and equipment, as well as usable storage space for separators, bulk materials or organic matter.

Fabric creates an airtight envelope inside the structure, containing odor in one place. Or add exhaust fans, air exchangers, hoods, fans or vents to direct and dissipate odor. For less tight odor control, peak and sidewall ventilation or open endwalls allow a constant stream of fresh air inside the structure.

Design-build engineering accounts for additional dead or dynamic loads to be placed on the structure, such as conveyors, cranes, odor control or fire suppression systems. Environmental loads including wind and snow are also accounted for in the building frame. The same custom engineering also makes it simple to add any door – including large overhead doors, multiple personnel doors, fabric doors and more.

Legacy tension fabric buildings can be placed on permanent foundations, or designed for portability if your waste facility will be relocated in the future. As operations change, reduce or expand your fabric structure to meet your needs. A fabric structure can be built on nearly any type of foundation, including micropiles, and cast-in-place or pre-cast concrete.

Unlike metal buildings, our fabric cladding is inherently corrosion-resistant. The solid steel frame creates less vulnerability to rust than other metals or hollow tubes. Legacy offers steel that is gray or red primed, powder coated in any color, or hot dip galvanized for years of protection. Adding a fabric liner can also keep corrosives out of contact with the frame, virtually guaranteeing a rust-free structure.

The naturally bright interior of fabric buildings keeps building maintenance costs low, with no artificial lighting needed during the day. For nighttime work, the reflective interior of the fabric structure may need less lighting than traditional structures.

Besides the energy saving properties of natural light, fabric buildings have other sustainability features. The steel beams are made of up to 80% recycled steel. Polyethylene fabric is also recyclable, and may be eligible for remuneration from the recycler after the building lifespan is over.

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