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With Tensioned Fabric Structures (TFS) on the rise, relocatable sports buildings have revolutionized the way the world builds its sports facilities.

The result has been beautiful, highly functional, environmentally sound and cost-effective solutions for industry, institutions, recreational, and any entity that offers indoor sports activities for its patrons or members.

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3 reasons the industry has changed forever with relocatable sports buildings.

Here are three ways the industry is changing for the better, followed by how and why relocatable sports buildings are driving the new way we think about sports facilities.

  1. Builders can move beyond concrete.  Once building design is freed from the structural and aesthetic limitations of concrete, architectural possibilities open up.
  2. Scientific advances mean innovation in planning. Likewise, once science brought us the ability to create super lightweight yet incredibly strong structures that are relocatable, new possibilities in long-term planning opened up as well.
  3. Greener possibilities. Third, new design possibilities of TFS combined with continuing scientific improvements in construction materials of TFS mean that sports facilities can be greener than ever.

Say goodbye to concrete.

Concrete may make sense for many building projects, but for extra-large applications like indoor tennis facilities, soccer fields, basketball courts and swimming pools,  relocatable sports buildings may have several distinct advantages.

No longer are we limited to concrete, brick and mortar or pre-made concrete walls typical of industrial buildings.  Of course, those materials work for many applications, but for a large facility that needs to be column-free and have a clear span so sports may be played, TFS can be a wiser option.

The undeniable disadvantage of concrete, of course, is that it is certainly not relocatable.  Once it has been built, it is not going anywhere.

Science has changed the way we think about sports facility construction.

Because of the technological advances in the materials that go into a TFS, there has been a blossoming of TFS construction over the past few decades.  The idea of a sports facility that’s “relocatable” opens up new possibilities in long-term planning.

For properties who don’t foresee being able to afford a brick and mortar building to house their recreation and sports activities anytime soon, relocatable sports buildings offer a durable, weather-resistant, and long-lasting solution that’s beautiful and environmentally sound as well.

For large properties undergoing several construction projects simultaneously, relocatable sports buildings offer flexibility in planning.

  • House your sports facility on property that is not currently under construction, then relocate the facility once your building plans advance far enough to that site.
  • Considering expanding?  Keep your sports facility on the move as you acquire land and develop it out.
  • Delay the cost and incredible investment in time of building a brick and mortar structure as you base your indoor sports in a TFS.
  • Lease land while you consider your future expansion options.  Relocatable sports buildings can be moved once the lease is up.
  • Start with a moderately-sized TFS, and if your sports patronage grows, easily add to the size, made possible by the modular unit construction.

How are we able to move a TFS structure once it is in place?  

For starters, we use the latest of what science has brought us to make our structures surprisingly lightweight, yet durable and extremely strong.

T6061 Aluminum Frames

At Allsite, we use T6061 aluminum frames.  6061 aluminum is what is used in some aircraft structures and is highly resistant to corrosion.  It is known for its lightweight quality as well as its strength.

This makes it perfect for a relocatable sports building. The structures can be relocated via crane or available wheels and moved to where it is most useful.

Relocatable sports building

PVC-Coated Polyester Scrim Fabric

The PVC-coated polyester scrim fabric we use has been developed to be long-lasting and durable.  PVC coating may be manufactured in varying degrees of translucency to allow for light to enter the structure, which brings us to the third advantage of TFS. Natural light can help save energy use and costs.

Recap

As more sports facility owners are realizing the benefits of TFS, many are forgoing the pitfalls of concrete construction in favor of relocatable sports buildings.

If you would like to learn more about how Allsite is helping to change the construction industry with TFS innovation and how it can help you, give us a call now at 888. 599-5112.

Author Beth Karikari

Beth holds a Bachelor of Business and Master of Marketing from Griffith University, Australia, and is currently undertaking her Master of Business Administration at Griffith. Read more about Beth and the rest of our team at https://allsitestructures.com/about/

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