Legacy Building Solutions Custom Fabric Buildings

Engineered fabric shelters by Legacy Building Solutions have the design-build capabilities, rapid erection and custom designs needed for the mining, gas and oil industries.

Legacy structures are constructed on a rigid steel frame with fabric cladding. The solid web beams are available hot-dip galvanized for corrosion resistance; primed or painted frames are available when corrosion is less of a concern.

Engineered fabric structures have inherent advantages for exploration, well development, drilling, production and site abandonment.

Relocate, reduce or expand fabric buildings

Tension fabric structures are designed as permanent structures but can be relocated, reduced or expanded as needed. Architectural cladding has no protrusions and can be rolled up and reshipped as required, much more cheaply than steel. Thanks to the quick construction and experienced installation crews, relocating fabric buildings is a hassle-free operation.

Fabric structures designed to meet project specifications

Each structure is designed and engineered to meet project specifications. Environmental loads, including wind, snow and seismic, are designed to meet or exceed site-specific local codes. Additional loads from conveyors, cranes, fire-suppression systems and similar hanging loads are also engineered into the building structure.

Fabric building applications in mining, oil and gas

Because there are no standard building sizes, there are no standard applications. Each design-built fabric structure is created to meet or exceed project specifications, including the length, width, clearance, door placement and configuration required.

Some potential applications for oil and gas production include:

  • Bulk storage for frac sand and other materials
  • Warehousing
  • Vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Winter hoarding
  • Recreation and meal tents

Fabric structures with multiple foundation options

Fabric structures are more lightweight than conventional buildings, resulting in more options for foundations. Precast panels or cast-in-place concrete are popular options, although smaller foundations, such as earth anchors or helicals, are also available.

Fabric buildings customized to meet your needs

Legacy is committed to bespoke structures that meet your project needs. Our unique engineering capability and rigid steel frame allow Legacy to add lean-tos, offset peaks, lightning-suppression systems, active or passive ventilation, conveyors, cranes and more.

Most fabric building companies don’t have the rigid frame or engineering capacity to custom design a custom structure to meet your current and future needs. Consult with Legacy first for maximum efficiency and functionality of your building.

Turnkey solutions for fabric shelters

Legacy’s crews are the most experienced in the fabric shelter industry. Our in-house engineers and building designers provide accurate quotes and work with you to create the perfect building for your business needs. Professional crews travel to any location and conduct safe, efficient building erection, with no hassle for you. You’ll work with the same salesman throughout the building process and a warrantee grants you peace of mind for years to come. One call to Legacy gets it all started; you focus on your operation and we’ll take care of your shelter needs.

About Legacy Building Solutions

Legacy was the first company to apply fabric cladding to a rigid steel frame. Our experienced crew engineers, sells, manufactures and installs custom fabric structures worldwide.

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Legacy Building Solutions Unveils New ExxoTec Fabric

US-based engineered fabric shelter provider Legacy Building Solutions is pleased to announce its latest customised tension fabric, ExxoTec™.

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Legacy Building Solutions is able to offer bespoke fabric structures designed to customers’ individual requirements and specifications.

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13 November 2017

US-based engineered fabric shelter provider Legacy Building Solutions is pleased to announce its latest customised tension fabric, ExxoTec™.

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18 August 2017

South Haven, Minnesota-based company Legacy Building Solutions is pleased to announce the company has appeared in the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the second consecutive year.

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26 July 2017

Pontotoc Sands Company has invested in new storage facilities totalling approximately 20,000t in capacity, due to the increased demand for frac sand near El Reno, Oklahoma.

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12 July 2017

US-based fabric structure manufacturer Legacy Building Solutions is pleased to announce it has expanded the scope of its construction management services with the addition of a new construction manager Scott Jones.

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16 June 2017

Being the first company established in a given market is an obvious way of establishing industry dominance, especially in fast-moving sectors such as fracking.

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26 April 2017

Nebraska-based Wholesale and retail fertiliser distributor Central Valley needed to replace a storage facility that had been damaged by wind and corrosion.

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25 October 2016

Legacy Building Solutions, a nationwide and international manufacturer of custom tension fabric structures on a rigid steel frame, has recently been ranked on the Engineering News-Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the third year in a row.

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21 September 2016

Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park Outstanding Large Facility.

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17 August 2016

35th Annual List Ranks Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

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27 July 2016

With the recent hot weather, keeping cool is the forefront of everyone's mind. Keep people and stored material cool in a fabric structure. All fabric buildings provide shade, lower thermal conductivity and ventilation. For more active cooling options, roof-mounted solar panels, energy-efficient design and even off-the-grid options save on energy costs while providing active climate control options.

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3 June 2016

Best Supporting Role: Legacy Building Solutions' Rigid Steel Frame Enables Roof-Mounted Solar Panels Adaptable and resilient, Legacy Building Solutions' custom-engineered structure is key element in award-winning design.

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31 May 2016

Adaptable and resilient, Legacy Building Solutions’ custom-engineered structure is key element in award-winning design.

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19 January 2016

This webcast draws on more than a century of experience designing, engineering, manufacturing and constructing fabric structures for buyers, ranging from small business owners to sports teams to Fortune 100 corporations.

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2 October 2015

Bechtel, Barnard Construction and EllisDon converged to form BBE Hydro Constructors, a consortium of contractors to work on the Keeyask generating system on Manitoba's Nelson River.

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3 February 2015

Legacy Building Solutions, a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of tension fabric buildings, has opened a new satellite office in Santiago, Chile.

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29 January 2015

Corrosion - caused by humidity, sea air, chemicals, fertilizers, road salt and more - significantly increases maintenance costs and shortens the lifespan of industrial buildings

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16 January 2015

Legacy Building Solutions has named Jim Kumpula as general manager for Canada.

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15 September 2014

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a major buzzword within oil and gas production in the US and Canada today.

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