Legacy Building Solutions fabric structure project engineering

Engineered Fabric Structures

At Legacy Building Solutions, we custom engineer fabric buildings based on the project’s specifications. Because we design-build all of our structures, there are no established sizes or building shapes in inventory. Benefits of creating the ideal building to meet your requirements include the elimination of wasted square footage, energy efficiency and faster return on your investment.

Rigid steel frame fabric structures are built to meet or exceed the same local codes related to wind, snow and seismic loads as other building types. Legacy buildings meet engineering standards set by the International Building Code (IBC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Rigid frame engineering is used in a majority of steel-framed buildings around the world. Additionally, custom engineered fabric buildings accommodate dynamic loads (cranes, conveyors) and dead loads (HVAC, lighting, sprinkler systems). Legacy’s design can also support special column-bearing heights or sidewall columns bearing on a jack beam to create wider bays and large door openings.

Design and engineering also account for the pressure the fabric applies to the building. While other companies may use the pull of the fabric to give the frames lateral stability, Legacy does not rely on the fabric to stabilize the frames at all. Purlins and flange braces provide the stability with or without the fabric’s help.

Our engineering team is licensed in multiple states and provinces, and we work with local engineers in other jurisdictions to provide stamped drawings in any location in the U.S. and abroad. Our building engineers and consultants are among the most experienced in the fabric building industry. Before construction begins, we will provide you with stamped drawings and renderings to expedite the permit process and provide you with your first look at your future building.

Design-build engineering sets Legacy buildings apart. Each structure is designed, engineered and built to meet your specifications and budget.

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