Customize your tensioned fabric structure with TFS accessory options
Allsite’s tensioned fabric structure buildings can be configured to meet your unique application and site needs. In addition to determining the size and model TFS that best suit your project, choose from a selection of TFS accessory options to adapt your structure to the installation site and climate, including anchorage and weatherproofing. Other available accessories help enhance the efficiency and comfort of the TFS as work or event space, and include a range of lighting, doors, windows and ventilation options.
A selection of doors for your TFS provide for personnel or visitor access (steel personnel doors or double glass doors for public entrance), fabric freight door for easy movement of equipment and supplies in and out, such as during trade shows and conventions, a fabric freight door or steel roll up door for industrial site applications. We also offer the bi-fold door, effective for applications such as small aircraft aviation. For larger aircraft, the clamshell aviation door provides for a full width opening and closes completely as needed to protect the aircraft inside the hangar.
With internal truss strength strong enough to handle light, sound or other hanging equipment, such as signage and scoreboards, your TFS will accommodate most types of hanging lighting fixtures. Among our offerings are metal halide or LED light fixtures that efficiently and cost-effectively deliver lighting to large areas for commercial or industrial applications.
Additionally, the tension fabric can be configured to include translucent panels and skylights to allow for the entry of natural light into the structure.
Metal Halide Lighting
The installation of your TFS may be customized based on the type of terrain so that anchorage of the structure is appropriate to the nature of the ground under it. Another consideration for anchorage is local climate and the potential for severe weather events, such as wind, snow and ice. Our staff will work with you to recommend the appropriate anchorage solution.
Anchorage accessory options include stakes and anchors, ballast tie downs for added stability, and block mount solutions. Ballast tie downs and block mount are typically used when ground conditions are too poor to hold stakes, or when we are unable to penetrate the ground. We also offer concrete anchors, typically used more in permanent applications where a foundation is present.
Ventilation and Climate Control
There are several options to provide for the ventilation needs of your tensioned fabric structure. Framed openings can provide for immediate access to fresh air. For controlled airflow, or to cope with changing weather conditions, louvres can provide for adjusting the amount of outside airflow allowed in as needed. Fans can be installed at desired locations inside the structure to create active air circulation.
Ceiling fans, spot heaters and HVAC can also be added, as well as air filtration systems which are frequently used in industrial remediation applications.
TFS Custom Installation
For larger or remote locations, there are several installation methods to facilitate the delivery and set up for your TFS ready for use. The three most common methods include crane lift, used to relocate the structure to multiple locations on the site; container mount, a configuration that provides for more height in the TFS; and the wheel system which moves in one direction and is commonly used to cover a space where there is no access underneath the structure, such as covering a new home construction site or when remediating an existing structure.
Highly suitable for any climate, the TFS provides several options for increasing extreme weather protection and insulating the inside workspace to improve comfort and reduce heating and cooling costs. TFS weatherproofing options include various water barrier options:
- Beam flaps which run from one roof sheet to the other, covering the beam to keep water from getting into the keder track of the beam and dripping at the splice points
- Concrete berms that are run along the inside perimeter of the structure to keep water from penetrating the interior of the structure, typically used in temporary installations
- Concrete ring beams are raised foundations running the perimeter of the structure, typically used in permanent installations, in which baseplates are mounted to the beam and fabric pulled to the outside, pushing all water to the outside of the structure as the beam creates a barrier so that water can’t get into the structure.