There are a number of new building structures that can provide an efficient and economical alternative to metal or wood. These new structures, called Clear Span buildings, can be customized to meet your needs. They are made of steel and fabric, and believe it or not, they are a stronger, more flexible, and more reliable option for construction (especially of large facilities and wide, enclosed spaces that don’t use additional support) than other types of construction. In addition to being more efficient, economical, and reliable, they are more affordable and time-saving as well. Read on to find out more details about the advantages of clear span construction.

All About Clear Span Buildings

Image Building Systems has an expert team of pre-fabricated metal builders. We have worked with clear span buildings in a variety of contexts for clients all throughout Arizona. We have seen first-hand the benefits clear span buildings offer and what advantages clients love most about working with clear span. Several buildings throughout Arizona display our clear span building capabilities, and our top-quality construction in general as well as our expertise in the specific genre of clear span. We are proud to offer Arizona our clear span construction services, knowing we can offer some of the best prices, best quality, and most convenient timeframes due to the experience and high capacity of our team and the great availability of our resources.

We want to share with you our insight about clear span buildings, and to show you a few of the many clear span structure uses. There are almost no contexts where clear span cannot accomplish what other construction methods can, and often more effectively! With the ability to save you energy, time, money, maintenance, and involvement with your buildings, our clear span structures have many advantages to offer. You might even be considering a clear span structure for your business or community, and if you are, we are here to show you what clear span can do for you!

What exactly is a Clear Span building?

A Clear Span building is a fabric structure that can be used to develop a variety of facilities, such as warehouses, industrial buildings, storage buildings for equipment, athletic facilities or indoor riding and training areas. These facilities are available in gable, round, hybrid and metal building design sizes that vary from 20’ to 300’ wide. With the ability to be designed in any length, they are a clear alternative for areas that need a structural alternative that is corner-free while maintaining its shape. The term “Clear Span” denotes an unsupported distance free from structural supports, which can be useful when building facilities like greenhouses, aviation-type buildings, athletic buildings, educational facilities and more.

This design innovation opens up so many possibilities and advantages for your structure and space. The lightweight building supports itself well, and there is no need for supporting structures within to interrupt the space. The entirety of the area within the building can be yours to shape and use any way you need or imagine! People love this flexible design aspect of clear span buildings, and it has made operations easy and efficient for countless people, companies, organizations, and so on.

Advantages of Clear Span Buildings

Clear Span buildings have a number of advantages. Here are a few facts:

The fabric covers used on Clear Span buildings work to help in reducing the need for internal lighting, enhancing the natural light component throughout the day. These covers also increase energy savings, promotes indoor temperature regulation and holds reflective qualities that work to your benefit. With low maintenance properties that inhibits the inference of moisture or bacteria growth, the overall air quality is increased.

With the rising importance of sustainability in construction and everywhere else in life, having a sustainable structure of your own gives you a great advantage. You can cut down your costs in energy at the same time as lightening your conscience and avoiding many of the complications traditionally constructed buildings and facilities can encounter which are less sustainable and simple.

  • Acoustics

No matter how the building is being used, good sound quality is important. These fabric covers aid in the reduction of outside noise, and echoes that are usually prevalent in large building structures. The structural composition of these building help to provide calm, enjoyable environments regardless of the outside elements.

Some of the operations that take place inside clear span buildings can be done outside as well, such as many sports or other events. However, using a clear span building with its acoustics and shelter from outdoor elements can greatly improve the environment and quality of experience for all involved. That’s why so many people opt for clear span structures even for spaces that could be used in the open air.

  • Durability

These structures are very durable, made with high quality triple-galvanized structural steel tubing. The fabric coverings are patented with a specialized weave pattern that is strong, yet light in feel. Designed to withstand rust and corrosion, the covers are flame retardant and weather resistant with a 20-year warranty, meeting all snow load and win regulations. These structures are certified to all industry standards, with certifications in design, engineering, manufacturing and other areas that make a difference in the integrity of this product.

  • Customization

Clear Span buildings can be customized to meet any need. To extend the length of life, anchors are available to keep these buildings safely tethered to the ground. These anchors are temporary, saves money, kind to the environments and can be installed quickly. Other customizable features include the doors, which vary in size and scope; lighting, fans, installation of PolyMax boards, and the inclusion of shutters for those locations that need enhanced air ventilation.

  • Spacing and installation

Clear Span buildings have a quick turnaround installation, which is increased with their turnkey buildings. This is due to the avoidance of internal columns and supports, which can inhibit space. These structures maximize space with soaring heights and clearances that accommodate a variety of uses.

Our team has experience with clear span construction as well. With our expertise, installation is especially quick and easy, providing you top-quality construction in so little time, you will be shocked! If you are considering clear span construction, talk to us! We can give you great, timely clear span installation, and you will be impressed with the results.

Why use a Clear Span building?

With consistent affordability and custom engineering, Clear Span buildings are excellent for providing a structural alternative that will increase energy savings while meeting multiple needs.  With warranties on the covers that last 20 years, and warranties on the frames that span 50 years, this can provide a quick building for start-ups who don’t have the finances to purchase brick and mortar structures.

Clear Span buildings are also reliable, with durability and flexibility of design that gives you endless options for constructing your space. The convenience of open space without support means you can use your space for just about anything, and because of its lightweight structure, you can trust in it to remain sturdy and strong for years and years. It is relatively easy to maintain, quick to install, and so affordable! Using a clear span building for your company, organization, or team can give you a great advantage both in terms of structural design, cost, and time investment.

Clear Span Structure Uses

The options for a clear span building are endless. Whether putting together an indoor racing area, or constructing an impromptu skating rink, these buildings can be used for almost anyplace that requires a spacious, temperature compliant structure. These buildings have been used for commercial purposes, in industrial settings, for educational institutions, temporary residential facilities, storage, agricultural and equestrian buildings, and for horticulture and greenhouse spaces.

Having access to an alternative that will be able to withstand multiple temperatures without interference from the elements is worth exploring. With the lack of applications on the market to support these needs, Clear Span buildings currently emerge as the leader in this area that can accommodate people, equipment, seating and other items needed to increase productivity in an efficient and customized way. For a spacious enhancement to your organization, clear span is the way.

At Image Building Systems we have 14 years of experience designing, constructing, and erecting metal buildings. Our best source of business remains repeat customers. We know when we complete a building, we are not just handing over a set of keys, we are writing another line in our history. Each building is a promise of craftsmanship to our customers.

We are proud to be able to present every client with a long-standing example of our workmanship and skill. Every building will tell its own story of excellence through diligent planning, attention to detail, careful construction, and timely completion. It is our joy and our honor to be able to offer great service and a lasting product to our clients, and we value every opportunity to help them design and erect a new reflection of great construction and ingenious architectural design.

It’s time to hire a steel construction contractor for your next project! You can’t go wrong with a pre-engineered steel structure, and after seeing all the benefits metal for construction can offer you, you have every reason to invest in this great option today. Our team is here and ready to design and build a steel structure we know you’ll love and benefit from for years and years to come. Make an investment in steel construction today, we know you’ll never go back to traditional construction once you experience the difference for yourself.

Image Building Systems has worked on numerous clear span building projects in the past. One example of this type of construction was R&L Carriers‘ facility for shipping in Phoenix, Arizona. This building was 92,000 square feet with 100′ by 770’ interior open space. The building was completed in record low time, and has a diverse potential of use, giving R&L Carriers a great advantage in its facility design. To see more examples of our past work, visit our portfolio or blog. If you are ready to discuss with us the option of clear span construction or any other pre-engineered steel construction for yourself, contact Image Building Systems today!

Whether you’re building a commercial establishment, an industrial facility, a manufacturing plant, a recreational institution, an agricultural structure, or a residential building, you want a solid foundation you can rely on. We have you covered, and the affordable, energy-saving, cost-effective, construction we do takes less time and is durable, giving you a structure you can trust and use for just about any purpose. Talk to Image Building Systems today, let us show you how pre-manufactured construction with metal can be the perfect fit for your construction needs.