Problem Solver - August 2012
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Find a Quick Building Solution

When it comes time to provide an indoor facility for sports, recreation, swimming or other activities, you'll want a facility in place. But sometimes, the process of designing and constructing a formal center can consume too many resources and too much time. Luckily, there are solutions that can help you get a facility in place to suit your needs without the hassle.

Q: We need a quick solution to provide a structure for some of our recreation programming, but we don't have a lot of time or resources to spend on design and construction. Is there an option that will suit our needs?

A: You can find structures to meet your needs. A tensioned membrane structure, with its rapid construction, versatile space and energy efficiency, is a great option. These types of facilities are in wide use for a wide variety of sports and recreation applications, including arenas, swimming pools, gymnasiums, golf courses and ski resorts.

Tensioned membrane structures feature a low construction cost and quick build, while providing a sophisticated indoor environment. In addition, it's not just a short-term solution. A tensioned membrane structure will last for the long term.

You'll be able to get into your facility quickly too. Structures can be ready to ship within two to three weeks of your order, which means your entire rigid timeline can be shortened drastically. You can get an insulated permanent structure installed as quickly as 1,000 square feet per day. What's more, the structures are versatile, available in any length and in widths from 30 feet to 200 feet.

You won't have to wait around while multiple teams design and construct your buildings. Tensioned membrane structures are simple and can be put up in the fraction of the time needed for conventional buildings.

Q: We have multiple swimming pools in our community and are looking for a way to enclose one to extend the swimming season. Is there a quick and simple option to enclose our existing pool?

A: Many schools and aquatic centers have turned to tensioned membrane structures to enclose their pools. It's a good choice because there is no need for complex construction or traditional foundation requirements.

In addition, these structures feature an aluminum substructure engineered to resist rusting and corrosion, as well as a special encapsulated insulation especially designed for pools.

These systems perform well in high-humidity environments, while translucent ceiling panels and roll-up sunshine doors will provide daylight and convenience for swimmers.

Q: What else should we know?

A: The components of your structure will arrive at your site prefabricated. Arches are raises and the membrane is installed within a few days, allowing facilities to be constructed with little delay even when it's cold outdoors.

Fabric structures can be designed to endure the elements, shedding snow, withstanding high winds and resisting earthquakes. Their shape and tension system makes them durable in extreme conditions.


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