FastCover fabric buildings have been utilized now for well over 2 decades as industrial buildings with applications including warehouses, maintenance buildings, commodity storage, temporary construction buildings, and salt and sand storage buildings used by road maintenance departments.
Included in our long list of applications are Oil and Gas Buildings and Mining Buildings. Our rugged industrial buildings are all suited for the harsh environments.
Will a FastCover Building work for my Industrial Business?
When modern fabric buildings were originally designed, the primary purpose was for agriculture. The many advantages of the high strength architectural fabric supported by the steel truss superstructure were quickly recognized and put to work in a variety of industrial settings.
Wide Open Space
Our industrial storage buildings feature wide open clear span space. There are no interior support columns and no low hanging cross beams to interfere with the placement of equipment or the movement of vehicles. Your building will allow you to plan your workflow to maximize your own process, not to work around the limitations of your building.
FastCover building designs feature high ceilings and walls that gain height quickly. This makes for an increase in the availability of storage height such as warehouse storage racking or machinery clearance.
Low Maintenance Exterior
Our fabric exterior has a low coefficient of friction which results in most materials simply sliding off. With a rounded roof peak, there is little to no place for airborne materials such as rain, snow and dust to gather. The result is an exterior that does not need frequent cleaning to maintain its stellar appearance. The fabric contains UV inhibitors to air in the resistance of fading colours and the covers do not require painting.
Corrosion Resistant Steel Framework
At FastCover, we have our own high temperature powder coating paint facility on site which bakes the paint to the steel elements at 450 degrees. All our truss components are powder coated after the welding process to protect from exposure to any corrosive elements. The glass-like, non-abrasive, smooth finish resulting from the powder coat process also prevents any premature wear in the fabric cover. FastCover Epoxy Coating formulation is also available for buildings which will be housing high corrosive materials.
Modular Design can be Relocated
Think of FastCover buildings as components that can be assembled, disassembled, and relocated to where they will have the most value for your business. In addition, because of the manufacturing process which produces truss sections, they can be transported to any location with a flat bed semi truck service. In fact we have even had our building components delivered by helicopter to some remote locations.
As your business grows, and your storage needs expand, so to can your building. A new building section can be connected to an older building section, effectively making a longer building and more storage available.
With our continuous outer base rail frame, FastCover buildings require no permanent foundation. FastCover screw anchors for ground mount applications allow your portable structure to be erected almost anywhere. For a more permanent foundation, FastCover recommends a variety of options including concrete footings or piers, concrete block foundations, screw piles, or wood posts.
To add additional height to your FastCover many customers erect concrete, wood, or steel pony walls of varying heights. You can also mount our portable buildings onto more permanent foundations with the use of the FastCover base rail bracket.
Utility Cost Savings
A FastCover Industrial Building can help to save on lighting, heating, and cooling costs. Unlike a traditional building design, the translucent covers permit the transmission of daylight through the covers, often resulting in no interior lighting requirements during sunlight hours. At the same time, the fabric covers do not radiate heat in the summer or cold in the winter as will happen with other roofing materials.