Fabric Structures and Storage Solutions- Top 5 Things to Consider

Industry expert and General Manager of "Cameron Construction Services Ltd.," Tim Nash, offers his insight as to what the most important factors are when choosing the proper structure for your building needs and requirements.

Calgary, Canada, August 24, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Throughout his numerous years of experience in the construction industry, and furthermore his expertise in the building solutions industry, "Cameron Construction Services Ltd" General Manager, Tim Nash, has seen the value of fabric covered structures for numerous customers in a variety of industries and applications. However, as he suggests, there are several factors that are common when searching for a solution to a structural need. These are the top five.

1. Application. "It is essential to clearly identify the purpose for the structure, and inevitably what it will be used for," says Tim. "We offer a variety of different designs at numerous different sizes, with a wide selection of options and variances, by offering this, we are able to accommodate nearly any customer need." By properly identifying application, a customer has more freedom to develop a structure that fits their needs, requirements and budget.

2. Foundation and Structural Integrity. The structure will be required to sit on a foundation of one form or another. As Tim suggests, "there are numerous types of foundations, and foundational systems, again it is important to identify which system works best for your needs." Cameron Construction Services Ltd. in particular offers helical screw anchors, block walls, grade beams, and precast concrete wall systems. Tim also notes that, "the type of foundational system is not only dependent on the customer’s needs, but also the site and soil conditions." Tim suggests that although foundations are important, the structural integrity of the framework and fabric are equally important. "Something that need not be overlooked is climate differences in different regions. The weather we experience here in Calgary is clearly different than that in Las Vegas, therefore, the engineering and structural integrity needs to take into account the wind, snow, and other factors that go along with diverse weather conditions," Tim warns.

3. Work Environment. Though fabric structures share many common traits with conventional buildings, they do offer a few unique qualities that Tim suggests should again be considered. "The translucent fabric that we cover our buildings with allows natural light to pass, while keeping UV rays out. This allows for natural light to provide for a safe work environment while reducing the need for lighting fixtures and ultimately saves money on lighting costs." Tim went on to note that although lighting may be required, it is minimal during daylight, and due to the white panels, light during night hours is reflected, again limiting the need for additional fixtures. The natural light also decreases the overall impact the building has on the environment by offering an energy alternative while still upholding a well lit work environment.

4. Timeline. Over the years, fabric covered structures have developed the perception of being temporary, and to this note Tim had something to add. "That is one of the most attractive features of fabric structures, but over the years it has become more attractive." Tim goes on to say, "the origin and design of the buildings, along with the popularity of their use on a 4-6 year temporary work sites have helped develop that perception. However, the fact of the matter is that these buildings are engineered and designed to exceed building codes, and the ability to dismantle and relocate them is an extremely valuable factor." To sum it up these are permanent buildings that can be temporarily used at different locations. In fact, so permanent that the structures Cameron Construction Services Ltd supply and install carry a 50 year structural frame warranty.

5. Budget. As is true for any product that needs to be purchased, budget will inevitably need to be considered. Such is true in the fabric structure industry as well. "Our hope is that with the variety of foundations, designs, sizes and options that we offer, any potential customer will be able to find something suitable to their needs and budget," explains Tim. "The total cost of ownership is essentially what ties all of the considerations together, after weighing all of the pros and cons, most customers that are looking for a building solution find that our structures are an invaluable investment."

Though Tim and "Cameron Construction Services Ltd." aim to offer "Turn Key" building solutions from earth works and foundations to building installation and full electrical applications, as Tim shared, there are important and specific factors that need to be considered before choosing a product and construction service.

For any inquiries regarding building solutions and/or Cameron Construction Services Ltd., call 403.735.1021 or email rcowan@cameronconstruction.ca
Rob Cowan