Salt storage facility owners want common objectives met in their buildings; Lowest possible total project cost, lowest total cost of ownership, tallest vertical clearance and corrosion resistance/elimination.
You have finally found the perfect fabric building solution for your agricultural operations. But now, what payment options are there to purchase the building? Should you pay cash upfront, or consider other financing options like leasing?
Britespan is excited to share that Cobra Structures has joined our network of authorized dealers! Cobra Structures have been in the construction business since 2010, and in the fabric building industry as resellers and installers since 2014, offering full-service project to completion to their customers, including sales, installation, and building maintenance.
Tension fabric buildings, fabric structures, hoop buildings, and Cover-All buildings. Fabric buildings have been available to the market as storage and shelter building solutions for nearly 50 years now.
Airport buildings are an integral part of the entire airport operating process. Outside of the terminals, buildings are used for everything from hangars, cargo handling buildings, packaging handling and logistics buildings, and maintenance and repair facilities.
Today, we typically see conventional “brick and mortar” buildings, as well as steel buildings used at airports to house the varying services these buildings provide.
These conventional building styles are permanent structures that have traditionally been thought of as the go-to building solution. But not only are they often expensive, they have very long construction timelines.
Conventional structures for airport buildings can have construction timelines that can take months and even years to complete a building project.
Each day that a project takes to reach its completion date costs operators/owners lost revenue and potential future business. Offsite temporary or rented buildings during construction, labor costs, and potential damage to uncovered inventory are only some of the challenges faced while waiting for a new structure.
These challenges have left airports looking for ways to reduce construction timelines and costs dramatically.
Is there something better?
Buying trends suggest that it is becoming more common for purchasers and engineers to request building specifications for fabric buildings. Why?
Fabric buildings offer an alternative building solution to conventional buildings that make more sense economically.
In a nutshell, fabric buildings deliver the exact same building solution as a conventional building, but with increased speed of construction, less operating downtime, less inconvenience to airport travellers, and reduced capital expenses.
Where will airport buildings be 1 year from now?
All of the signs point to fabric buildings continuing to have a bigger presence in the airport industry, replacing conventional buildings with modular and turnkey building solutions that improve the bottom line.
Top 3 Reasons Fabric Buildings Are Changing the Future of Airport Buildings
#1 Speed of construction
Because of their modular design, engineered fabric buildings are constructed in a fraction of the time that is necessary for a conventional building. With fabric structures, the frame components are delivered to the job site and assembled quickly on the chosen foundation type. A PVC or woven polyethylene fabric cover is then pulled over the roof, permanently tensioned, and mechanically fastened to the frame.
Once the frame and membrane has been installed, the building is then outfitted with all of the other completion components and building accessories.
Across North America, thousands of fabric buildings are constructed every year. Building uses vary from barns, to commercial warehousing, municipal salt and sand storage, and even sports and event centers.
Like a lot of people, you’re wondering how much a fabric building costs. At Britespan, we are regularly asked, “can you tell me about fabric building prices?” A great question! However, there are a number of variables that determine the final price of a fabric building.
What is Composting?
Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled, aerobic conditions to a relatively stable humus-like material called compost.
Composting can happen in many different ways using a variety of materials, methods, equipment, and scales of operation.
For agricultural operations the common materials or feedstocks that are composted are livestock manures and bedding and various residual plant materials (straw, culls, on-farm processing wastes, etc.).
During the composting process, materials release heat, water and carbon dioxide, to result in the final product.
Compost provides many essential nutrients for plant growth and therefore is often used as fertilizer. This rich, natural fertilizer allows farmers to cut back on use of chemical fertilizers. Farmers will often use the fertilizer for their own farm, or sell it as a product.
Like many agricultural operations, composting can have its challenges. Long processing time, land required for composting, and investing in bulk storage buildings are some of the bigger challenges when deciding to compost agricultural waste onsite.
Agricultural composting has been done forever. But in the ever changing agricultural environment, operational efficiency and return on investment are vital, even when it comes to composting.
Farmers across the United States are feeling the pressure of rising grain storage costs and rotting crops, one of the results of a U.S. trade war with China.
As dairy goat producers become more progressive and milk yields increase, we frequently see more herd related issues dealing with animal disease and productivity, such as poor milk quality, nutritional problems, and fertility issues.
Developing a herd health plan is essential for all dairy goat farms.
4 tips for a healthier and happier herd
Maintaining Hoof Care
Lameness can cause reproduction issues, decline in milk production, and drop in body condition score. Regular hoof trimming is a necessary task for maintaining good herd health.
Providing Essential Nutrients
Being smart about your nutritional choices will ensure the most productivity from your herd. Essential nutrients for your herd include:
- High levels of protein
- Feed with high energy values
- Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and salt, and vitamins A and D
- Lots of fresh water
Disease Control and Prevention
Preventing diseases by keeping your goats healthy is the first line of defense. To prevent the spread of disease through your herd, be sure to provide clean environments with fresh air and ventilation. Reduce the stress of your herd by avoiding overcrowding, and provide the most natural environment possible.
Improving Reproductive Health
Studies have shown that extended periods of light exposure improves off season production. To avoid purchasing lighting and increasing your electricity costs, choose a barn that provides a naturally bright environment and allows for daytime light cycles.
Remember, it costs less to prevent herd health issues than to treat them. So take a proactive approach to your dairy goat operation.