Aircraft Hangar Buildings
GNB Global manufactures a selection of tension fabric buildings for commercial airport hangars, private use hangars, military use aircraft hangars, and aircraft maintenance facilities. Tension fabric buildings provide ample clear span space, natural ambient light, and flexible foundation options ideal for aircraft storage and maintenance. Our tension fabric buildings range from 30 to over 300-foot widths and can extend as long as needed. With quick delivery and a competitive cost per square foot, GNB looks forward to helping you build the perfect aircraft hangar to suit your needs.
Tension fabric buildings, by definition, are buildings constructed using a rigid frame and a durable fabric membrane. GNB manufactures buildings utilizing galvanized carbon steel frames with an engineered polyethylene fabric membrane. Compared to traditional structures, the benefits of tension fabric buildings are lower operational costs, energy savings, naturally bright interior, quick installation, ability to re-locate building, flexible foundation design options, and corrosion resistance. Unlike conventional or metal-clad buildings, tension fabric buildings can be more economically relocated.
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GNB Global’s tension fabric buildings are the largest, most affordable clear span buildings available on the market today. Standard building widths are available up to a massive 150’ wide, with custom building widths available up to 400’ or more. The modular truss and fabric panel design of our buildings allows them to be built to accommodate any length required.
GNB Global fabric buildings are designed for simple and quick installation so builders can complete projects faster, and owners can occupy buildings up to 50-70% faster than conventional construction. Once a project begins, the site crew can prepare the building foundation while we simultaneously fabricate the structure at our manufacturing plant.
GNB Global’s tension fabric buildings are designed for versatility. Buildings can vary from simple open-end storage structures to fully enclosed, lined, insulated, and climate-controlled buildings. Smart features like our energy-saving translucent membrane that allows filtered daylight to light the interior sets the building apart from common steel buildings.
Our Give a Sh*t Warranty
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 16-year warranty, 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 any 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 can 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 Shadeshure® 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.