Insulated Sports Training Facility

FastCover builds a few hundred fabric covered buildings every year. The list of applications for our buildings seems to be never-ending and we tackle each building project with the attention to detail and dedication to manufacturing quality that our customers expect. The vast majority of fabric structures that FastCover manufactures and erects are used for cold storage purposes such as commercial or industrial warehouses. Our structures are ideal for the storage of Commercial, Agricultural, Oil & Gas and Mining components and equipment. FastCover buildings are an integral part of improving equipment reliability and longevity by keeping valuable assets away from exposure to the harsh elements. We are seeing a significant rise in alternate uses for FastCover buildings such as light manufacturing, staging of sub-assemblies for further manufacturing, on-site safety & training facilities, and more unique uses such as sports training facilities. FastCover has the ability to adapt your structure to your specific application needs. You may want lighting, power, heat and remote doors which are just a few of the building options we can provide.

A recent project is a sports training facility that we are currently completing.  The exterior of the building looks like a very standard FastCover building, 30’ wide x 45’ long. This particular FastCover is fully portable and requires only a level surface to be mounted on. The baserail system sits on top of the ground and the entire structure is anchored using our screw anchor and turnbuckle system.  The typical all fabric roll-up door was swapped out for an insulated steel overhead door complete with electric lift and remote control openers. The accompanying walk in door is a steel insulated security door.

Inside the structure is where the uniqueness really become apparent. Rigid insulation panels are being applied to the trusses to provide an excellent environment for training our future NHL stars on artificial ice. This fabric structure is complete with lighting, heat and power to ensure a consistent climate for learning. As you can see, the rigid insulation panel interior surface is white woven polystyrene for a clean professional surface and the side facing out is reflective. With a 1” depth, this particular product has an insulation R value of 27 per inch. As with any type of insulation, rigid or fibreglass batting, there will be a significant reduction in light transmission from the original membrane (normally approximately 80% of light is transmitted through).  Interior lighting will be added. Once completed, this structure will be able to generate significant training revenue for the owner. At FastCover we are more than cold storage.  Give us your building requirements and we can help get you there.

For another example of an insulated building project please see Insulating Your New FastCover Building.

Industrial Warehouse

Adding On to an Industrial Warehouse

FastCover Grows with Your Project!

Your business is constantly evolving. Plans today can change tomorrow dependent on your customer’s needs or a potentially volatile marketplace. A structure on your property may be used as an industrial warehouse today and become a light manufacturing or materials staging facility tomorrow.  A structure may be in the right location but can be prohibitive to growth tomorrow. These are only a couple of the challenges and changes our clients are faced with on a regular basis that have a significant impact on the positive growth of their businesses.

At FastCover we understand the importance of having the right facility at the right time because, as a growing company, we also face them. Our structures are fast becoming recognized as excellent warehouses, training facilities or light manufacturing buildings that have the ability to grow with your business. Many of our customers are familiar with the FastCover “Joiner kit”. This simple group of components enables us to add length to any one of our portable single or engineered truss structures by incorporating the existing portable baserail system and end walls. It is a relatively simple assembly process allowing customers to add square footage to existing buildings when the need arises.

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Expanding the Industrial Warehouse

Several years ago, a client in the rail transportation sector originally had FastCover erect a fully portable structure for an industrial warehouse on an infrequently used asphalt parking area. Prior to purchasing the building, they were storing pallets of expensive rail car components outside, fully exposed to the elements. A newly erected FastCover 46’ wide x 152’ long portable structure in  resolved their warehousing needs by allowing all parts to be placed inside their FastCover to avoid damage caused by the elements. A secondary benefit  was that they no longer needed to dig parts out of the snow and ice when needed. The efficiencies gained by this structure became the catalyst to expand their storage needs. Increasing parts inventory due to growth and volatile supply, the area surrounding their FastCover was becoming increasingly difficult to manage and access. With availability of additional unused parking facilities, together we determined adding to the front of the structure was the most beneficial for the client. FastCover then removed the commercial steel roll-up door and relocated the fully assembled front end wall. Our Joiner Kit allowed us to connect to the existing baserail and add an additional 152’ of structure to the front of the original building. Using our high tension kit to attach the new main fabric in the middle of the newly extended structure ensures the elements will remain outside where they should be.  Once completed the end wall was re-attached to the new front, the roll-up door was re-installed and electrical service re-connected. All of this was completed within a 2 week timeframe. The beauty of this portable configuration, anchored internally with concrete lock blocks, will allow the client to relocate or reconfigure the structure in the event storage requirements increase again.

Industrial Warehouse