Mess Hall


A ClearSpan mess hall building compliments military dining operations by utilizing the maximum amount of available space, simplifying organization and optimizing the flow of traffic throughout the facility. Many of ClearSpan’s designs feature natural ventilation, allowing odors and smoke to filter out of the structure, while also allowing fresh air to circulate within. A mess hall building is a vital part of any military base and often times must be able to relocate quickly. That is why ClearSpan can outfit their structures with 100% temporary and reusable foundation options for maximum mobility.

ClearSpan offers designs with no internal support posts, making it easy to accommodate all the needed tables, cooking equipment and culinary supplies. All necessary equipment can be arranged in a way that allows for easy movement and prevents crowding, limiting the chaos that can often accompany a mealtime rush. Mealtimes can run more efficiently and take less time in a ClearSpan dining hall building.


  • Multiple cladding options – Metal, fabric or hybrid
  • Stock and custom designs available
  • Quick construction timelines
  • Permanent or temporary designs — Easily expand or relocate
  • Industry-leading warranties – Up to 50 years on frames
  • Natural ventilation – Limits smoke and unwanted odors
  • Versatile foundation options – Helical anchors, concrete, storage containers and more
  • Cost-effective foundation solutions – Build just about anywhere, easily transportable


When it comes to designing a structure, ClearSpan has a number of options customers can choose from to make their perfect mess hall. One option is the choice between a Truss Arch or I-Beam frame. ClearSpan’s Truss frame features no internal support beams, an ideal option for those looking to utilize every square inch of floor space. The Truss frame can be built up to 300’ wide and at any length, allowing an abundant amount of space for dining, while still offering plenty of kitchen space.  The I-Beam frame allows companies to build to any size. This incredibly sturdy frame enables mess halls to be built on a massive scale. Both options are made from triple-galvanized steel that resists corrosion and feature ClearSpan’s industry-leading 50 year warranty.

Another option to consider when designing a mess hall is the type of cladding used. Some of ClearSpan’s fabric covers let natural light filter through, eliminating lighting costs during the day. This also creates a safe, well-lit working and dining environment. ClearSpan’s metal cladding provides ultimate strength and features multiple channel options.

Whether it’s a turnkey or custom structure, ClearSpan Building Specialists help every step of the way. ClearSpan Building Specialists have years of industry experience and have helped turn many ideas into reality. From concept to completion, they can provide invaluable advice and make sure every business gets the building that meets their needs.

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