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Construction site managers can feel pressure from all sides when it comes to project scheduling.  But some scheduling and workflow issues can be improved upon with a fabric construction tent.

fabric construction tent

There are two ways Allsite’s fabric structures can help project managers shorten their project time frame and smooth out complexities caused by a harsh natural environment:

  1. Unforeseen schedule delay issues may be significantly reduced
  2. The timetable may be shortened with the ability to begin certain tasks earlier

Managers may find that “on time and on budget” becomes slightly more attainable when an Allsite fabric construction tent protects their construction site.

Do not let the word “tent” confuse you. Our structures are hardly your average pop-up tent. Our construction site tents are built with aircraft-grade extruded aluminum frames and heavyweight PVC coated fabric that is tensioned both horizontally and vertically for superior strength and durability.

Here is how your project scheduling can be improved with a Temporary Fabric Structure (TFS) from Allsite.

A fabric construction tent allows installation work to start earlier.

Projects that proceed without a tent cover are constrained in their installation work schedules.  In order to begin installation of equipment and machinery in new manufacturing facilities, for example, there must be significant headway done on completing the structure itself.

However, if there is a fabric construction tent on site there may be no need to wait.  The structure can protect interior property like equipment and building material from wind, dust, and precipitation.

A Tensioned Fabric Structure allows electrical work to begin sooner and safer.

The same principle applies here: when a structure is protected from the elements during construction, electrical work can be pushed forward on the work schedule.

A fabric construction tent protects from rain of course, but it also shields delicate electrical components from the harsh sun and heat.  Furthermore, a TFS-protected site can minimize the wind-blown dust that often find its way into interior installation spaces.

Electricity has always been known as a potential workplace vulnerability. Keeping workers safe should be on the top of any smart contractors list. Performing all electrical work under shelter helps keep workers safe from electrical dangers.

Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution.

Source: OSHA

A protected site may mean fewer weather delays.

Weather is always an unknown factor, but protecting your site with a fabric construction tent allows for the possibility of better planning.  Contractors can predict work schedules and estimate completion dates with more accuracy when weather is less of a factor.

On most construction jobs, delays are much more than just a later completion date. Payments are also delayed and at times contracts can be cancelled when schedules are not met.

Weather delays do not necessarily equal an acceptable excuse for ceasing work. Site managers can rely on a more reliable time schedule as well as better protection for their workers when adverse weather conditions are mitigated with a TFS.

Use your crane even in high winds.

High winds typically mean the halting of tower crane operation.  Even small tower cranes must generally not be used in winds approaching 45 mph.  That means construction delays as your team halts work until the winds die down and operating conditions become safe again.

The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has strict guidelines that must be met regarding cranes and wind velocity.

When wind velocity reaches the shutdown speed, not exceeding the crane manufacturer’s recommendations, at which work is to be stopped and the crane secured.

Source: OSHA

Builders are quite often able to keep working even in the strongest winds with a fabric construction tent protecting their site.  Allsite’s temporary structures are incredibly spacious, with peak heights up to 54′.  This provides ample room for small cranes to operate under cover.

In addition, Allsite’s TFS are expandable up to 156′ wide.  That provides room for a rolling crane and other heavy equipment to be used most any day, despite the weather.

Allsite, helping you with your scheduling goals.

It is no mean feat to keep to a project schedule. But Allsite’s tensioned fabric structures may become your most valued asset when it comes to getting things done quickly and without interruption.

We have been helping project managers stick to their schedules for over two decades.  If you would like to hear more about how a fabric construction tent can help you achieve your goals, drop us a line or give us a call today.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is Allsite's Director of Business Development, 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 https://allsitestructures.com/about/

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