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Construction companies simply cannot take all of their equipment and tools back to their own warehouses at the end of the day. For optimal time and production management, workers need to leave the tools of their trade on site so they can start right back up next session. However, leaving everything out in the open is not wise. Fortunately, temporary industrial construction tents keep heavy equipment and tools safe when they are not in use, making sure everything is ready to go when the construction crew returns.

How Construction Tent Structures Keep Items Secure

Security is a big issue on construction sites. When valuable equipment is left out in the open, people are able to walk up and take what they want, from copper wire reels to heavy equipment like bulldozers, excavators, and backhoes.

Tensioned fabric construction tents give companies the opportunity to set up security systems similar to those found in their own warehouses. Companies can mount motion sensors to scare off potential looters or install a complete security system right on the structure. If anyone tries to break in, the system alerts the authorities.

This type of security is impossible without a building. After all, companies cannot secure open land.

Able to Accommodate Heavy Equipment

Due to the size of many heavy equipment pieces, storage can be difficult for construction companies. Taking vehicles into a building without adequate clearance runs the risk of damaging both the building and the equipment.

vehicles inside temporary structure

There is no need to worry with a TFS. These clear span structures can house equipment up to 54 feet tall. This allows the crew to take equipment in and out without worrying about accidents.

Relocatable to Various Construction Sites

Crew workers do not stand still long in the construction industry. They constantly move from one job site to the next. When renting from Allsite, they can take their construction tents with them. Our structures can be moved with a crane, available wheels, or with use of a truck.

They are also easy to set up. Construction sites are rarely level, but that is not an issue with these structures. A Tensioned Fabric Structure (TFS) rarely requires a foundation and can be installed on almost any surface, making it easier for construction crews to get to work at a new job site.

Able to Provide Weather Protection

Weather is probably the biggest villain in the construction world. Bad weather keeps workers at home and delays projects. It also wreaks havoc on uncovered equipment and tools.

TFS structures block out cold weather, wind, rain, snow, and damaging UV rays. The protection provided by construction tents not only safeguards equipment and tools, but workers as well. Construction crews can take respite from inclement weather inside the structure while picking up their tools and equipment.

A Long-Term Solution for the Winter

While construction companies move from one job location to the next during the warmer months, they often have to keep still during the winter. Fabric buildings are durable enough to protect heavy equipment and tools all winter long without fail.

Companies can simply store their equipment and tools in these tents, set up any necessary security systems, and come back when the ground thaws. They can then keep the tent in the same location or move it to the next job site.

More than Equipment Storage

While many companies utilize tensioned fabric buildings for equipment storage, that is only one feature our structures have to offer. Since the modular construction makes them fully customizable, companies can also include break areas and first aid stations for the crew inside.

Separate areas for offices and meeting rooms can also be added. Due to the size of our structures, a company can easily put everything under one roof, giving them the flexibility they need to run their entire crew right inside the tensioned fabric structure.

Industrial tents are perfect for companies that want to protect their equipment, tools, and employees from looters and the elements. These tensioned fabric buildings have everything construction companies need, from weatherproofing all the way to layout modularity, allowing contractors to get exactly what they want out of an temporary building.

For more information, click here or call us at 888.599.5112. Our experienced project managers can create a design solution that fits your company’s construction site needs.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a Business Development Manager at Allsite, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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