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

flame retardant fabric construction tent

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

  1. Reducing unforeseen schedule delay issues
  2. Shortening timetables by allowing tasks to start earlier

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

Do not let the word “tent” confuse you. Our structures are hardly your average covered fabric 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.

Installation Building Projects Start Earlier with Allsite

Projects that proceed without a tent cover building solution are constrained by their 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, with a fabric construction tent on site, there may be no need to wait. The structure can act as equipment storage and protect property, including tools and building materials, from wind, dust, and precipitation.

A tensioned fabric structure allows electrical work to begin sooner and more safely

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

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

Electricity has always been known as a potential workplace vulnerability. Keeping workers safe should be at the top of any smart contractors list of priorities. Performing all electrical work under our flame-retardant shelters 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 electrocution hazards.

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 better planning. Contractors can create more efficient work schedules and estimate completion dates with greater 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 create an acceptable excuse for ceasing work. Site managers can work with a more reliable time schedule and provide 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 operations. Even small tower cranes must generally not be used in winds approaching 45 mph.  That means construction delays as your team halts work until 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 when cranes must stop work due to wind speed:

“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

Crane operators are 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′, enough room for a rolling crane and other heavy equipment to be used whatever the weather outside.

Allsite helps you with your scheduling goals.

It is no mean feat to keep a project on schedule. Allsite’s tensioned fabric structures may become your most valuable 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 a line or give us a call today.

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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