Benefits of fabric and container shelters in construction sites

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Fabric and container shelters are forms of tents that are constructed using steel tubes and covered using fabric or container covers. These shelters are temporary and portable and can be moved when the need arises. The shelters protect the users from dust, direct sun lights, and also rain during rainy seasons.

Fabric and container shelters can be constructed for use as construction shelters to protect machinery and equipment from the elements as well as temporary offices and accommodation for workers. These tents can be constructed in different sizes and shapes according to the need.

Now that we know how and where fabric and container shelters can be used, what are their benefits in construction sites?


Fabric and container shelters are very cheap to construct as compared to the construction of buildings. For instance, dome-shaped shelters come at a very small fraction of the construction of a building. In these case construction of a building is not even a viable option since they are constructed for temporary operations.

After the construction of the fabric shelters which can be used as a store for construction materials, the transportation costs of the materials to the site are minimized. In other cases where the shelters are to be used as a place of sleep for workers, the cost of transportation for the workers is also eliminated.

Quick to construct

In every activity or process, time is a very important factor that should be kept in order to increase production and reduce the time a project will take. For this concern Fabric and container, shelters take a few days or weeks to construct. This makes them available for use in the shortest time possible.

To construct fabric shelters, you only need to erect the steel tubes and then cover them with the fabric or container covers which can even take some hours as compared to many months or years which are required to construct a building.

They are portable

Fabric and container shelters are made of lightweight materials as opposed to solid bricks and mortar used in buildings and can be moved from one site to another. After the end of the project, these fabric shelters can be dismantled and kept in stores to be used later.

When the construction work is finished, it is very cheap to demolish and relocate the shelters to another area where it is needed as opposed to buildings that are very expensive to demolish.

Are versatile

Fabric and container shelters have a wide variety of uses. They can be used in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, processing, maintenance, research, and institutions. In construction sites, these shelters can be used for different purposes. They can be used as offices, warehouses, or stores, lunch areas for workers, sleeping areas, and also as a room for machinery and equipment used on the site.


Fabric and container shelters can be made for temporary or permanent needs. These shelters are made from fabric material and steel which can last for many years. The skeletal frame of the shelter is made from pre-fabricated, heavy-duty steel which can last for decades.

The cover is made from a flame-resistant coating that protects it from burning when exposed to heat sources. The shelter can also withstand conditions such as strong wind, high solar heat, heavy rains, and heavy snow.

Require a small space

Fabric and Container shelters are made of different sizes and shapes according to the need.  These shelters can be set up in any available space on the construction site. This ensures that they do not occupy the space which is made for the construction of permanent buildings. They do not need pillars, columns, beams, or posts to support themselves, therefore they can take the smallest space left for them.

Are flexible

Fabric and container shelters can be customized to meet unique requirements in terms of size, shape, and also purpose. These shelters can be outfitted to fit the user’s specific needs. In a construction site, the shelters can also be dismantled and repurposed when the need arises.

They provide security and protection

In a construction site, fabric and container shelters can be used as a warehouse or store and provide enough security for the materials, machinery, equipment, and tools used on the site. They also provide protection to the people who are using them and the machines which can be damaged by conditions such as rain. They protect the users from dust, rain, harsh ultraviolet rays, direct sunlight, and falling materials in case of a storey building.

Low operation and maintenance cost

After installation of the fabric shelters, they do not need much maintenance and operating time and costs. These shelters are easy to clean and repair when required. They can last for very many years without the need for any repair or maintenance.

Provides a better working environment

In a construction site, fabric and container shelters will provide an environment free from dust, rain, and noise from machines. The shelters also provide bright natural light during the day time thus, no need to install electric lights in the shelters which save on the cost of electricity.

According to researchers working under natural light helps improve the health and mood of the workers hence making them deliver well in their duties.


Fabric and container shelters are the best solutions for temporary and permanent tents installed on construction sites. They provide cheap, portable, good environment, flexible, and less costly building services in industries, institutions, offices, and construction sites.