Fabric Building Information for Architects
Legacy Building Solutions offers design-build fabric structures. Our buildings can be stand-alone facilities or used as part of a larger system. Construction Management services are also available.
We specialize in large-scale projects, custom buildings and innovative designs. Our engineers and designers create buildings to spec, with available clear spans over 300 feet wide. Endless capabilities include high interior clearances, off-center hanging loads, monoslope roofs and other special requests.
Our fabric structures are built on a rigid steel frame – the same supporting structure used in traditional construction. In addition to complete design flexibility, the steel frames give Legacy buildings a conventional look that better blends in with surrounding structures.
Adding traditional construction materials, such as steel, concrete, wood or stone, further enhances the building’s ability to blend in – or stand out if needed. Because fabric is available in a variety of colors and can be directly printed on, brand messages such as logos or mascots are easily added to the building design.
Architectural Elements for Fabric Structures
Each design-build structure is customized to accommodate the building’s use. Fabric building architects can incorporate traditional construction materials and architectural elements in their structure, including:
- Collateral loads
- Climate control systems
- Lighting and sound equipment
- Window and door fenestrations
- Jack beams
- Offset peaks
- Monoslope roofs
- Solar panels
- Pavilion-style buildings
Benefits of Fabric Structures
Structural fabric offers up to 9% translucency. On a sunny day, enough diffuse natural light penetrates the cover to work without electric lights. On overcast days and at night, artificial light is reflected in the interior.
Fabric minimizes reverberation for the highest-quality acoustic attenuation. A fabric structure with insulation and liner has the clearspan interior, brightness and sound quality needed for sports centers, entertainment venues and offices.
Flexible fabric tightly seals around openings to create an energy-efficient system and enhance climate control. Insulation, HVAC systems and ventilation options create the ideal interior.
Once fabric building architects have created a design, installation crews also pay attention to small details. A wrinkle-free cover contributes to the building’s longevity and a neat finished appearance.