Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 92

Commercial | CLEARSPAN FABRIC STRUCTURES INC.

"Oftentimes, with the recycling facility,
we need to cover the equipment that's already there," he says. "The height clearance
also is ideal for their operations."
ClearSpan also can meet their needs by
leaving the ends of the structure open or
building a pavilion-style structure. "We
also can do all sorts of door sizes as well for
processing," he says.

Client Favorite
ClearSpan has nurtured a base of repeat
customers including Stronach Group, a
leading operator of horse race tracks. "They
had us do four large structures in Florida,"
Ching recalls.
Stronach was so pleased that it had ClearSpan provide another for its Laurel Park
track in Laurel, Md. Although the company
provided a "bubble"-style tent in Florida,
"the A-frame style was a better fit in Maryland for horse stalls," he states. "We created
a superior solution that they wanted.
"We've had a lot of regional and national
recycling companies as well as contracting
companies come back to us," he says. Its
repeat customers include Agco Corp., Buzzi
Unicem USA Inc., Central Equipment Co.,
ICM, John Deere and Republic Services Inc.

Ones to Count On
ClearSpan operates with an extremely
cohesive and cooperative team, Ching says.
"There's excellent communication and
high levels of trust between project managers, sales team members and engineers,"
he says.
"We have strong personal relationships
even though we're in different facilities
and traveling around the country," Ching
says. "I know I can count on them to be
extremely fast."

focus on quality
ยป ClearSpan's
has helped it nurture a base of
repeat customers.

For instance, if ClearSpan needs to
quickly deliver 50,000 square feet worth of
facilities, "We can do it," he says. "I can make
those commitments to customers because
of the trust in my colleagues."
He praises Construction and Design
Manager Robert Blush, Lead Engineer John
Schemmel and Lead Project Manager Alin
Muresan. "The three of them work most
closely on customizing projects and making
the impossible happen," Ching says.

Getting Stronger
ClearSpan is coping with stricter building
code and permit requirements. "Construction in general per square foot for industrial
and commercial projects also is becoming
more expensive," Ching says, noting that
this can be a challenge for clients.
Some potential clients also require

Pleasant Environments
ClearSpan Fabric Structures' new hybrid building features metal sides and a fabric top. This
meets the needs of clients looking for more than the usual fabric structure, Sales Director
Geoffrey Ching says.
"Usually, it's for security reasons," he describes. "You'll get corrugated steel on the sides,
which responds to safety concerns, and fabric on the top, which lets the natural light in."
This is a good fit for work involving animals, Ching says. "It adds to an amazingly pleasant
environment," he states.

92

CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM VOLUME 16, ISSUE 2

more convincing on its products. "We are
constantly fighting the perception that a
fabric-covered building is not going to have
the structural integrity of a steel building,"
Ching admits.
"We believe our customers would really
promote the fabric cover as just as good if
not better," he says. "But we're definitely
more ubiquitous than we were when I
started here eight years ago."
ClearSpan sees a strong future ahead
with the Trump administration's plan for
increased infrastructure spending and the
recent tax cuts. "We are very optimistic that
it's going to be good for all of construction,"
Ching says. ClearSpan also plans to triple
its sales in the next five years.
"We believe we will be stronger within
the industries that we're preferred," he
says. "The bigger upside is we're going to
gain traction in new industries."
Customers in these sectors will become
"huge advocates of our concept," Ching
predicts, noting that these may include the
oil and gas industry. "We would expect oil
and gas to be coming back within the next
few years.
"We can be a real good fit for everything
from truck storage to frac sand storage,"
he says. "We've also done some recreation
centers up in the Bakken."


http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2

Contents
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - Cover1
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - Cover2
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 1
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - Contents
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 3
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 4
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 5
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 6
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 7
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 8
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 9
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 10
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 11
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 12
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 13
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 14
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 15
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 16
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 17
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 18
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 19
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 20
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 21
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 22
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 23
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 24
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 25
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 26
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 27
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 28
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 29
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 30
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 31
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 32
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 33
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 34
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 35
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 36
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 37
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 38
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 39
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 40
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 41
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 42
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 43
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 44
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 45
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 46
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 47
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 48
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 49
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 50
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 51
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 52
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 53
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 54
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 55
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 56
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 57
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 58
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 59
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 60
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 61
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 62
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 63
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 64
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 65
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 66
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 67
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 68
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 69
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 70
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 71
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 72
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 73
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 74
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 75
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 76
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 77
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 78
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 79
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 80
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 81
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 82
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 83
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 84
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 85
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 86
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 87
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 88
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 89
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 90
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 91
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 92
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 93
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 94
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 95
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 96
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 97
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 98
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 99
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 100
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 101
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 102
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 103
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 104
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 105
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 106
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 107
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 108
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 109
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 110
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 111
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 112
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 113
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 114
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 115
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 116
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 117
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 118
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 119
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 120
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 121
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 122
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 123
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 124
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 125
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 126
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 127
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 128
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 129
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 130
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 131
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 132
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 133
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 134
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 135
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 136
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 137
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 138
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 139
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 140
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 141
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 142
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 143
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 144
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 145
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 146
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 147
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 148
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 149
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 150
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 151
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 152
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 153
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 154
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 155
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 156
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 157
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 158
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 159
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 160
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 161
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 162
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 163
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 164
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 165
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 166
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 167
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 168
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - Cover3
Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - Cover4
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue5b
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue5a
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue4
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue4a
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue3
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue3a
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue2
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue2a
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue1
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol17issue1a
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol16issue6
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol16issue5
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol16issue4
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol16issue3
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol16issue2
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_vol16issue1
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201712
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201711
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_20170910
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_20170708
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201706
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201705
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_20170304
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201702
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201701
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_20161112
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201610vol2
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201610
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201609
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201608
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201607
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201606
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/ct_201605
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201604
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20160304
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20160102
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20151112
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20150910
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20150708
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20150506
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20150304
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20150102
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20141112
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20140910
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20140708
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20140506
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20140304
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20140102
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20131112
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20130910
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20130708
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20130506
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20130304
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20130102
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20121112
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20120910
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201208
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201207
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201206
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201205
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201204
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201203
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201202
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201201
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201112
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_20111011
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201109
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/ct_201108
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201107
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201106
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201105
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201104
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201103
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201102
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201101
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201012
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201011
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201010
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201009
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201008
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201007
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201006
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201005
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201004
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201003
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201002
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/ct_201001
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/schofield/ct_200912
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/schofield/ct_200911
http://digital.construction-today.com/nxtbooks/schofield/ct_200910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/schofield/ct_200909
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com