Legacy buildings use steel framesPublished 15/9 at 12:16
In the US Legacy Building Solutions fabric structures provide a high level of flexibility for waste and recycling facilities, compost covers and waste-to-energy plants.
They use a rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, providing advantages of customizing buildings to the exact width, length and height required. In addition to long clear spans, the buildings have straight sidewalls that maximize the useable area in the structure.
The design allows for more structural flexibility than traditional fabric structures, including the ability to add lean-tos, mezzanines, sidewall doors and more. The structures also provide overhangs or handle additional loads for items such as sprinklers and conveyors.
Legacy buildings feature fabric roofs that eliminate the corrosion concerns associated with metal facilities. A wide variety of polyethylene and PVC fabrics are available. The durable fabric allows natural light to permeate the structure during daytime hours, while insulation and liners can be added to meet energy codes or customer specifications.
Installation is up to three times faster than conventional buildings, and the design can be adjusted for stationary or portable applications. Sidewalls can be customized and built with any desired material and then lined with fabric to prevent corrosion to the interior, or to create a seamless look for occupied buildings.
Legacys was the first manufacturer of fabric-covered buildings to incorporate structural steel beams instead of open web trusses. The company offers assistance from concept to completion, including renderings, foundation design, installation and project management.