Building Design

Conrad Iowa ClearSpan Beam Building

The Ultimate Guide To Metal Frame BUildings: Creating Your Steel Frame Structure

One of the most important projects an operation can take on is designing and constructing a new metal frame building. With an almost endless list of design options, features and customizations, finding a solution that compliments a business can be time consuming and potentially confusing.


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The Ultimate Guide On Building An Indoor Pickleball Facility

Pickleball continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. With an expanding player base and the rise in popularity of professional organizations, like USA Pickleball (USAP) and Major League Pickleball (MLP), the game is amassing a sizeable following across the United States.


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Prefab Buildings: Why Operations Are Going With A Prefab Structure

Operations need a high-quality structure for their business to function properly, regardless of what industry they are in. There’s no shortage of building options available, but that surplus can complicate the search process and leave these operations with a structure that doesn’t quite fit their needs.

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Avoid These Big Mistakes In Commercial Building Design

Designing and constructing a new commercial building is one of the most labor-intensive projects an operation can take on. From choosing the right design elements to staying within budget, creating the ideal structural solution can take an immense amount of planning.


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Choosing The Right Building Foundation

Before diving into a new building project, it’s essential to know what type of foundation will best suit the building and the land on which it is built. Once the location for a structure has been chosen, assess the bearing capacity of the soil where the foundation will be placed.


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Using ClearSpan To Create Your Ideal Manufacturing Building

Manufacturing is a diverse industry, and every operation has different needs to meet their production goals. To help them get there, these facilities need a building that can satisfy those unique requirements.


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ClearSpan’s Mobile Buildings Make The Ultimate Portable Structures

Many industries require operations to move around to different job sites, but with a lack of sufficient, mobile buildings on the market, these businesses are often left with low-quality portable structures or stationary buildings that can’t travel with them.


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Container Mounted Fabric Building

How A Shipping Container Foundation Can Improve Your Operation

When operations need a new workspace or additional storage, finding the right building to rectify the situation can be a headache for business-owners. Whether it’s temporary storage for securing valuables or a new facility altogether, many options are either time-consuming to acquire, purely short-term or extend beyond an operation’s budget.


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Barn Ventilation Design: Getting It Right

The difference between a hot, musty barn and a cool, fresh-smelling barn is an effective barn ventilation system. This is especially true in livestock applications, where moisture and odor accumulate quickly.


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Commercial Storage

Why Your NExt Temporary Building Should Be A Fabric Structure

In the building market, the word “temporary” no longer means what it used to. What was once a representation of something weak, feeble or strictly a short-term solution, is now a word that paints a much different picture.


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Pavilion Building for Recreation

Pavilion Buildings Are Ideal For Outdoor Events

With warm weather on the horizon, more events will start taking place outside. Mother Nature may be unpredictable, but ClearSpan Pavilion Buildings are configured to accommodate outdoor activities for everything from concerts to horse riding.


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JJR Training Facility Fabric Building

Improving Gym Building Design With Fabric Structures

When it comes to athletics, schools and businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve their facilities. From organized sports to exercising in a local gym, the design of a gym building needs to create an environment where athletes or guests can perform their best.


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Fabric Structure Bulk Storage

The Advantages Of Natural Lighting In Fabric Structures

As one of the most versatile building solutions on the market, ClearSpan structures provide a number of benefits to operations, in any industry. One advantage businesses gain when they choose fabric cladding is abundant natural light, and while it may not be the most prominent feature, its benefits are becoming hard to ignore.


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Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings Should Be Your NExt Structural Solution

In any industry, circumstances can arise that require businesses to find a quick building solution. This can be a stressful situation, as operations often have to scramble and rapidly gauge their options to find the right structure.


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Livestock Fabric Building - Beef Master System

ClearSpan Industry Terms Explained

It’s not uncommon to see the use of jargon in certain product descriptions, especially within niche industries. In the tension fabric building industry, words like “rip stop” and “triple galvanized” come up often.


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Horse Arena Footing

If setting up a riding arena for the first time, deciding on footing material is a topic one will have to address. There are a number of different materials for arena footing, but there are a few things to keep in mind when coming up with a composition that best fits particular arena uses.


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Two Gable Style White Fabric Buildings

ClearSpan Fabric Structures: A Sustainable And Environmentally Friendly OPtion

Sustainability and environmental consciousness are more important now than ever, and every industry is trying their best to adapt to new, greener standards. While the industry as a whole has not been the most eco-friendly in the past, major changes are being made to make it more sustainable and environmentally friendly.


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Mining Site Fabric Building

5 Myths About Fabric Buildings

When considering a building solution with very specific applications in mind, a fabric structure may not be at the forefront of options buyers consider. Often, misconceptions surrounding fabric structures are a primary cause, deterring businesses from going that direction with their building purchase.


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How Will Your Building Stand Up TO Inclement Weather?

No matter where your operation is located, it will likely experience some harsh weather. Whether a business is located in the perpetually rainy Pacific Northwest, the tornado prone Midwest, the hurricane susceptible Gulf Coast or the unpredictable and ever changing Northeast, a strong, secure building is a necessity.


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How Much Do Fabric BuildingS Cost And What Impacts Fabric Building Prices?

Fabric structures are known across dozens of industries as versatile and dependable building solutions, and the fabric building cost per square foot is typically lower than conventional structures. However, as often as this benefit is mentioned, many potential customers may be asking one question: how much do fabric buildings cost?


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5 Reasons To Choose ClearSpan For Your NExt Building Project

Finding the right building for a business is a daunting task. Each industry has a unique set of needs to meet and a vast selection of building options to explore. ClearSpan fabric structures have earned the nickname “Buildings of 1,000 Uses” for good reason.


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ClearSpan Buildings Offer Durability And Peace Of Mind FOr Users

Customers often turn to ClearSpan when in need of a cost-effective coverage solution that provides the same durability as a conventional building. This was the case with Nuark Warehouse & Logistics, who needed a structure to house the coal they store before moving it to a steel mill.


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Steel Construction Proven Essential During Lumber SHortage

In 2020, many industries experienced shortages of essential goods and materials, hindering their operation and causing manufacturing to stall. One of the industries most heavily impacted was the construction industry, with many projects screeching to a halt due to the lack of lumber.


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Red Metal Building

Hybrid Buildings Combine The Best Of Both WOrlds

Fabric and metal are each beneficial materials in their own right. The translucency of fabric allows for ample sunlight, and the strength of metal can provide increased durability.


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Beige Fabric building for Charcoal Storage

Stay Ahead Of Cold Weather With ClearSpan

Winter’s harsh chill is fast approaching, and leaving livestock or industrial materials outside can often result in profit loss for many businesses. Constructing a building in time for harsh winter months can help businesses protect their product and operate without interference from a testy Mother Nature.


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Two Gable HD Buildings

Need A Building SOlution Fast? Choose ClearSpan’s Pre-Engineered Structures

Sometimes, the less time that needs to go into designing a fabric building, the better for businesses looking to get a structure up and running. So, while ClearSpan Structures can be completely customized to fit the smallest detail of an operation, some businesses might not need to design their own building, and sometimes, it is just easier to have a line of stock options to choose from.


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The Pandemic May CHange Architecture, But Fabric Structures Can Help

COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of our daily lives, especially in cities and other crowded areas. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out in their piece “Past Pandemics Changed the Design of Cities. Six Ways COVID-19 Could Do the Same,” COVID-19 has the potential to change the architecture of our cities and buildings towards socially distanced, airy spaces, and fabric structures can deliver just that.


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Monoslope Building for Agriculture Application - 3D Rendering

ClearSpan Monoslope Building: A Traditional Solution

Providing cattle with a healthy, comfortable and productive space is imperative to any beef or dairy business. Adding a beneficial cattle building to your property can improve herd quality on any operation.


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