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Tue September 20, 2011 - National Edition
Combining rigid frame engineering with the benefits of tension fabric, Legacy Building Solutions has introduced its Legendary Building Series, the industry’s first line of fabric buildings to incorporate structural steel beams instead of open web trusses. This new engineering concept provides a high level of flexibility for a wide range of applications, including cattle and agriculture buildings, commodity storage, riding arenas, recreational facilities, commercial and industrial warehousing and recycling, according to the manufacturer.
Legacy buildings utilize a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss framing traditionally used for fabric buildings. Unlike hollow tube steel, Legacy’s solid structural steel beams are not vulnerable to unseen corrosion originating inside a tube. Additionally, the structural steel has multiple coating options, including hot dip galvanizing, red oxide primer and powder coat paint.
The strength of the structural steel frame provides several engineering advantages, most notably the flexibility to customize buildings beyond the confines of standard sizes to the exact width, length and height required. The design allows for much wider doors than possible with web truss, and adding side doors is simple as well. Structures can be modified to provide desired eave extensions and interior columns. They also can be engineered to handle additional loads for conveyors, sprinklers and even commodity loads on the sidewalls.
Legacy buildings feature polyethylene fabric roofs that eliminate the corrosion concerns associated with metal-constructed facilities. A wide variety of PVC fabrics also are available. The durable fabric allows natural light to permeate the structure, while insulation can be added to meet energy codes when required.
Installation is faster than with conventional buildings, and the design can be adjusted for stationary or portable applications. Sidewalls can be customized and built with any desired material — including steel, paneling or siding — and then easily lined with fabric to prevent corrosion to the interior. Legacy steel components and fabric covers are backed by a 15-year warranty.
Legacy offers assistance from concept to completion, including renderings, foundation design, installation and project management. To date, Legacy’s in-house, professional installation crews have constructed more than 25 million sq. ft. of fabric buildings.
For more information, call 877/259-1528 or visit www.legacybuildingsolutions.com.