‘Form follows function’ is a design principle that originated in the late 19th century. In basic terms, it means the shape of a building should primarily relate to its intended purpose. Essentially, begin from within and work outward. Seldom is this design theory more appropriate, valuable or better executed than in modern, fully-customized, tensioned fabric buildings.
Tensioned fabric buildings – more commonly known simply as fabric buildings – have come a long way from their humble beginnings as hog barns constructed with bent tubing and tarps. Today’s advanced fabric buildings are an intelligently designed collaboration of steel framework connected with rigid purlins, braced with tension cables and enclosed with engineered fabric membranes designed specifically for all-weather durability and long life.
Trusted since 1994, Alaska Dreams, Inc. is an industry innovator and one of North America’s most experienced suppliers and erectors of fabric buildings. We provide fabric buildings to a wide range of market sectors for use in some of the most challenging operational and environmental conditions in the world. Whether you need a small shelter to cover an RV, a mid-sized warehouse or equipment storage building, or a massive, fully-engineered, clear-span, climate-controlled facility to house your operations and personnel … we’ve got a solution.
Our team of experienced, local Alaskans can walk you through the process of selecting a building profile, frame type, cladding, foundation, doors and all the accessories and services you need to meet your unique requirements. Whether temporary or permanent applications, sturdy by design or fully-engineered for site-specific use and environmental loads, our fabric buildings are fully-customizable and can be installed anywhere in Alaska in less time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional construction. Share your vision with us and we will collaborate with you to design your custom building solution.
A fabric building is more than just a building, it’s more than an expense, it’s an investment in protecting your assets.
What do you need to protect?