Imagine living like a nomad. Today, the ancient tribe that is the Bedouin continues to roam the Middle Eastern deserts and across parts of Africa in search of a place to call camp for a few months at least. This until the sands of time quite literally move. Now, these ancient tribes, and there are many more across the world, rely on makeshift structures, what we would normally refer to as tents, to set up camp and provide shelter for themselves. And today, within our very own urban and industrial settings, there are clearspan structures that pass muster as tents, fulfilling very much similar purposes.
But given our practices today, these structures will not be going any place soon. Indeed, in many cases, they are temporary fixtures and fittings of a given property. But for a number of positive reasons, they can become permanent. One such positive feature of clearspan structures today is that they give great encouragement to its users to optimize their sustainable development objectives. And as was said from the beginning of this article, they also fulfil aesthetic functions, much like the picturesque Bedouin tents do, still to this day.
Designs in use encourage a sense of feeling fresh within a spacious and sheltered internal environment. Clearspan erections make no use of central poles or support structures. This elimination simply encourages the maximization of all available internal space. A controlled climate is also being created in the sense that all inhabitants within the structure are able to keep warm during the winter months and keep cool during hot, dry summer months. Where this becomes necessary, snow load capabilities can be built in. And sturdy structures have the ability to withstand wind speeds in excess of seventy miles per hour.