Yacht Services has opened a new facility for boat storage and maintenance at
its new location on the western end of the waterfront in Portland, Maine. The
new tension fabric building was custom designed and constructed by Legacy
in 1981, Portland Yacht Services had previously operated out of historic brick
buildings on Portland's eastern waterfront, but gravitated toward a fabric
structure when discussing a storage facility for the new boatyard.
liked the idea of having a fabric structure that could be illuminated primarily
by natural sunlight coming through the roof," said Phineas Sprague, Jr.,
president of Portland Yacht Services. "We also needed a building that
could accommodate a wide range of boats, from 100-foot-long yachts down to jet
skis. The new fabric building has long clear spans that require no interior
posts, which makes it easier to maneuver vehicles, trailers and boats
Yacht's storage building features durable rigid frame, I-beam engineering. It
measures 120 by 160 feet, and was designed with specific clearances to meet
zoning maximums and interior required volume. To accommodate various boat sizes
and entry points, the main endwall incorporates three entrance doors – a 30- by
30-foot bi-fold loading door and two 20- by 20-foot high lift overhead doors.
I-beam design gives the building a conventional look," said Sprague.
"It fits well visually on the site, which our neighbors really appreciate.
Legacy also supplied an interior liner to prevent moisture from dripping off
the ceiling, something that competing manufacturers we talked to could not or
would not do for us. Their responsiveness to our needs throughout the process
exclusive interior liner system includes active cavity ventilation to increase
energy efficiency. Ventilation is further aided by an active gable intake and
exhaust system. Additionally, load design of the building frame can accommodate
interior circulation fans and future expansion. The structure also includes a
sprinkler system and is built to conform to NFPA 303 fire protection standards
for marinas and boatyards.
features of the new fabric building include 3-foot eave extensions, ice
breakers at the roof edges, exterior light and camera mounts, and a bird
deterrent system. The building meets seismic "C" design codes, and
the polyethylene tension fabric roof is rated for 110 mph winds and 60 PSF
who operates Portland Yacht Services with his wife and fellow circumnavigator
Joanna, added that the new yard is increasing their capabilities to boats up to
1,300 tons with a dry dock. The company currently employs about 45 people and
serves thousands of customers throughout the state of Maine.
Building Solutions specializes in the innovative design, engineering and
construction of fabric-covered buildings for several different industries and
applications. For more information, contact Legacy Building Solutions, 19500
County Road 142, South Haven, MN 55382, call 320-259-7126 or 877-259-1528, or
visit the company's website at
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Fabric structures on a rigid steel frame are ideal for a variety of surface mining applications. Fabric buildings are flexible and sturdy enough to be used in all phases of the mining process.
Fabric buildings are designed to be permanent but can be relocated, expanded or reduced as needed. Each building is low-maintenance and corrosion-resistant. The fabric cladding will never corrode, and steel frames can be painted, primed or hot dip galvanized for ultimate corrosion protection.
Each aspect of a fabric structure is completely customizable – widths over 300 feet wide, any length, and peak and side wall clearances set where you need them. Any type of vehicle or equipment will have room to maneuver inside the custom structure. Hanging loads such as cranes, conveyors and fire suppression systems can be added right to the building frame for increased functionality.
Customization doesn’t end with building size. The solid steel frame can support accessories including large or multiple doors, ventilation systems or various end wall configurations. Design build structures can be created to fit on odd-shaped lots, or add a canopy to connect a new building with existing building systems.
For even more flexibility, fabric can be combined with other building materials such as steel or concrete walls, or fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP). Hybrid fabric buildings are especially popular for bulk storage.
Customization isn’t the only benefit of fabric buildings. With the strength of a rigid steel frame, Legacy buildings can withstand any environmental conditions. Each structure is design-built for applicable snow load, wind load and seismic load at the job site. Each building is designed to carry multiple loads, including environmental loads and drop loads from cranes and conveyors.
Lightweight architectural fabric can be shipped anywhere in the world more cheaply than steel cladding. Once onsite, your fabric building can be constructed more quickly than traditional building types, allowing for earlier occupancy and profit.
Of course, the most common advantage of fabric buildings is the naturally bright interior. On a sunny day, light penetrates a fabric building through the walls and ceiling, creating a well-lit, pleasant work environment and saving on artificial lighting costs. For night work and overcast days, interior lighting will be magnified – allowing for less electricity used in lighting.
Any feature of a traditional building can be incorporated into a fabric building. Add a lean-to for additional storage or covered parking, build a structure tall enough for a crane to operate inside, use open end walls to drive in and out with maximum maneuverability. It’s all possible inside a fabric structure.
With all the benefits of fabric buildings, it’s no wonder they are popular for mining applications. Below are just some of the ways fabric structures are used in mining.
EXPLORATION COVERED BUILDING
· Staging facilities
· Portable structures for directional drilling
· Remote mine site shops
PROCESSING COVERED STRUCTURE
· Surge pile covers
· Transfer storage facilities
· Process and bulk storage
· Infrastructure weather protection
· Sorting and packaging
· Maintenance facilities
TENSION FABRIC MEMBRANE WAREHOUSE
· Break bulk storage
· Cold storage warehousing
· Manufacturing overflow buildings
New technology gives fabric buildings the strength and flexibility of traditional building types along with decreased construction time and a better interior work environment. With custom engineering and design-build capabilities, a fabric building can be created for any mining application.
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We have requirement of tensile Structures Designer and Engineer in our company based Mumbai, Kindly contact in +918767830002
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are exclusive India representatives of BELGIUM based SIOEN INDUSTRIES to
distribute their range of Truck Cover and Tarpaulin Fabrics in India.
Truck tarpaulin project the image of the company. The protection
of the transported goods as well as the advertisement for the company put
exceptional demands on the material. The type of fabric, the coating and the
surface painting have a large impact on the tear-out force, tear-out
resistance, flexibility, print reproduction and durability. Depending on the
application and operational demand, truck tarpaulins are available in different
weights, widths, finishings and many attractive colors.
Applications: Truck Tarpaulin, Truck Cover, Side Curtain, Top
Cover, Trailer tarpaulins, sliding tarpaulins, container tarpaulins, open top
containers, Caravan cover, Machinery cover, Boat cover, vehicle tarpaulins, airplane
containers, wagon tarpaulins
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Portable hangars, Other
North Huron Carpentry Services Winner of CMG FREE Building Giveaway
Dave Werkema, of North Huron Carpentry Services, is the grand prize winner of CMG Building Solutions’ FREE building giveaway – a 12’ x 20’ fabric covered building with 2 ends.
Located near Blyth, Werkema and his crew specialize in additions, renovations, general repairs and new homes.
Werkema entered the draw at the Huron County Contractor’s Expo held on March 25, 2011 in Goderich.
To celebrate their first year in business, CMG wanted to do a giveaway that would show their customer appreciation, highlight their products and services and get people talking.
Throughout the course of the year, CMG attended various tradeshows across the province and had the ballot box for the draw at each show.
People could also enter the draw on line, or by simply calling the office.
Werkema’s name was drawn from over 500 entries.
Jack Metcalfe, owner of CMG Building Solutions, was pleased with the amount of entries and the interest generated in the draw, “We were thrilled with the amount of people who entered the draw.
We’re definitely planning to do something like this again in 2012”.
For more information on CMG Building Solutions, visit www.cmgsolutions.ca
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2011-09-22: FREE Building Draw Winner Picked!
There’s good news in the fabric covered building industry in Huron and Bruce Counties.
CMG Building Solutions Inc. is now an authorized dealer for Calhoun Super Structures.
For fabric building owners who
need maintenance or repairs done on their building, or those who are
considering purchasing a new building, this partnership represents the
very best in customer service and on-going maintenance and support.
Located near Wingham, Ontario, CMG
evolved from a need in the fabric building industry for service, cover
replacement and building permit applications. The initial focus was on a
niche market assisting clients with applying and obtaining municipal
building permits throughout the province. With the number of fabric
covered buildings in Ontario exceeding 6000, an obvious extension of CMG
Building Solutions Inc. became servicing fabric covered buildings and
Calhoun has come a long way from its
beginnings as a tarp-cover business on the family beef farm near the
agricultural community of Chesley, Ontario. But from the beginning,
Calhoun has been committed to making the Super Structure the best it can
be by giving their customers the strongest, most reliable product at a
price that's competitive with that of the competition.
With CMG now offering the fully
engineered line of Calhoun Super Structures, the benefit to the local
economies of Huron and Bruce include potential job creation and a
sharing of local expertise and resources, readily available for any
fabric covered building client.
For more information:
CMG Building Solutions Inc.
Calhoun Super Structures
2011-08-08: You can now reach CMG toll free!
You can now reach CMG Building Solutions
Inc. toll free by calling 1.855.264(CMG).2969. Call us today with your
fabric covered building/general contracting inquiries!
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Previous experience in the industry as National Sales Manager and I am looking to stay in the industry. Centrally located in the midwest and willing to travel. Not looking for "independent sales rep" title, would prefer regional or national sales. Thank you!
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