Fabric Structures & Winter Construction

When the contractor refurbishing this historic barn needed to keep working during the winter, the ISS team installed a custom 12m x 20m x 8.2m A-frame clear span structure to help reduce the risks associated with cold-related injuries, and improve worker productivity and overall morale.

As any contractor will tell you – performing major construction work during the winter presents several challenges that impact jobsite safety, equipment and material storage, as well as worker comfort and morale. Winter weather brings cold temperatures, snow, ice, and freezing rain, hindering construction activities and creating hazardous working conditions. Extreme cold can also cause equipment malfunctions and make it difficult to handle materials.

To mitigate these challenges, construction companies may adopt specific strategies such as:

• Planning for potential weather delays
• Utilizing specialized winter equipment
• Adopting alternative construction methods for cold weather conditions
• Implementing temporary enclosures or heated workspaces.

Expert Installation

With projects like this, extreme care must be taken to prevent damaging the integrity of the existing structure and surrounding property. Our project management and installation teams worked closely with the contractor to carefully consider these factors, remain sensitive to the historical significance of the original structure and fulfill project requirements.

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By leveraging the benefits of clear span structure rentals, construction companies can create a controlled and productive environment that mitigates the challenges associated with winter construction, thereby enhancing project efficiency, worker safety, and overall project success.

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Clear Span Structures : The Benefits

  1. Weather protection: Clear span structures can be equipped with insulation, climate control systems, and weatherproofing measures to maintain a stable and comfortable working environment despite extreme cold, snow, or rain outside, reducing weather-related delays.
  2. Material storage: Materials stored within the controlled environment of a clear span structure are protected from snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, preventing damage and ensuring that materials remain in optimal condition for use, reducing waste and project delays.
  3. Equipment shelter: Cold temperatures can affect the performance and lifespan of construction equipment. Clear span structures protect machinery from harsh weather conditions, preventing weather-related breakdowns, and reducing the need for maintenance or repairs.
  4. Worker comfort and safety: Clear span structures can be outfitted with heating systems, proper ventilation, and adequate lighting, creating a comfortable and safe workspace for construction crews.
  5. Flexibility and scalability: Clear span structures are modular and can be easily customized, expanded, or relocated as project needs evolve. This adaptability enables construction companies to accommodate changing requirements and optimize space utilization during winter construction projects.

Customizable Designs for Specific Needs

Winter construction presents numerous challenges, but with the right solutions, these obstacles can be effectively managed. The installation of clear span structures exemplifies how temporary enclosures can enhance worker safety, protect materials and equipment, and maintain productivity during harsh weather conditions. By planning for potential weather delays, utilizing specialized equipment, and creating controlled work environments, construction companies can ensure that projects proceed smoothly, even in the winter months. Embracing these strategies not only safeguards the integrity of the project but also boosts worker morale and efficiency, ultimately leading to successful project completion.

Start Your Project with Confidence

Choosing ISS for your winter construction projects means opting for speed, reliability, and efficiency. Contact us today to explore how tension fabric structures can be tailored to your specific needs, helping you achieve operational excellence and sustainability goals.

Before diving into the decision to rent or buy a temporary structure, it’s essential to consider several factors to ensure you make the right choice for your needs. The handy guide below will walk you through a few critical considerations to keep in mind.

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Before diving into the decision to rent or buy a fabric structure, it’s essential to consider several factors to ensure you make the right choice for your needs. This guide will walk you through the critical considerations to keep in mind.

Fill out the form for instant access to the white paper:

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