Custom Tension Fabric Buildings
Whether it’s an addition, an unusual application, or an unconventional building profile, when the pre-engineered options don’t satisfy your building requirements GNB Global Custom Buildings is your one-stop custom building turnkey solution. We have the expertise, infrastructure, and ingenuity to bring your unique vision to life.
Our team of engineers thoroughly reviews each building to meet the clear span openings, side wall clearances, ceiling heights, and structural loading to meet project-specific building requirements.
Our custom building work has ranged from retrofitting solutions on some of the biggest oilfields in North America to providing an enclosed environment for existing municipal projects across the United States and Canada.
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Why Choose GNB Global?
Unparalleled Safety & Installation
Daily safety briefings. Extensive personal protective equipment. Exceeding OSHA regulations. From the beginning, our goal was to provide the highest quality fabric building installation. To ensure we achieved that goal, we built our installation team around a culture of safety with unparalleled certifications. The safety certifications GNB Global maintains allow our installers to work on North America’s most rigorous construction sites. The company’s safety certifications include the following:
- Avetta Member
- Certified CSA A660
- ISNetworld Certified
- COR Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition
Our Give A Sh!t Guarantee
A warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it. At GNB, we say as we do and do as we say. GNB’s fabric buildings are backed by our Give A Sh!t Guarantee, a comprehensive 16-year warranty, and fulfilled by our unbeatable customer service.
Our tension fabric structures are built to last – if something goes wrong, we are there to fix it right away. In addition to our 16-year warranties on each new fabric cover, our five-year Preventative Maintenance Program deal gives you rigorous annual inspections, a 25% discount, immediate repairs to anchorage and fabric issues, and increased longevity.
You won’t find cheap Chinese, mass-produced metal here. Our trusses and steel components are manufactured from American and Canadian-produced, cold-formed seamless carbon steel that conforms to the ASTM A500 standard with a 50 ksi (345 MPa) minimum yield point. The recycled content of the steel varies depending on the source of available raw materials. On average, our steel is composed of 57% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and 31% Pre-Consumer Recycled content.
Our fabricated steel truss components can be finished in a selection of coatings, including hot dip galvanized and powder coated to meet your project specifications.
The standard architectural membrane material GNB Global employs is NovaShield® II with ArmorKote™, a Cradle to Cradle certified product. The membrane is available in several colors with either a standard 4 mil coating or a 4 mil flame retardant coating. The NovaShield scrim is produced in a special weaving pattern to enhance thickness, flatness, abrasion resistance, and tear properties. The proprietary coating improves abrasion resistance, flex resistance, seam strength, UV resistance, and longevity.
Other membrane options like HEYtex® PVC, Sheerfill® PTFE, and Polyfab Architec 400® HDPE are available.
A variety of tension fabric building foundation options are available to meet your specific building requirements and budget. Temporary foundations, often more cost-effective, are a good choice for situations where the building and foundation will be removed in the future, leaving no trace. Temporary foundations include Hogan stakes, duckbill anchors, helical anchors or screw piles, ballast blocks, rig mats, and shipping containers. Permanent foundation options include poured-in-place piers, grade beam, and poured slab foundations.