Full Scale Fabric Building to Be Erected at MINExpo

Legacy Building Solutions is constructing a full-scale, stand-alone fabric structure completely inside the Las Vegas Convention Centre for MINExpo.

The 20ft by 30ft building will be engineered and constructed by Legacy’s design-build team. The steel frames and PVC fabric panels will be manufactured at headquarters in South Haven, Minnesota, and then transported to Las Vegas. Once onsite, crews will install the building on the show floor. The complete assembly process will take three days.

Special features of the building include varying column heights, an offset peak and fabric skylight. Overhangs measuring 18in and 48in will extend on either side of the building. MINExpo attendees will enjoy easy access to the building through three walls, and one wall will be completely covered with fabric cladding. The structure will serve as the show booth for the duration of the event, and inside, attendees will have the chance to learn more about Legacy buildings for mining applications.

"It’s rare that any building is constructed to stand for less than a week and has no impact from snow or wind load," said Ben Fox, president and CEO of Legacy Building Solutions. "But that’s Legacy’s specialty,one-of-a-kind buildings. This one just happens to be located indoors."

Fox added that the uses for fabric buildings on a mining jobsite include storage, equipment maintenance and truck shops. MINExpo attendees will have the opportunity to walk in the building, located on the show floor at booth 25039, to inspect the building and evaluate it for possible use on their jobsite.

MINExpo is 26-28 September at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held every four years, it is the largest international gathering of its kind. Legacy’s team will construct the building a few days before the show and dismantle it immediately after.

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