How Does A Sprung Structure Compare?
When you compare our buildings feature by feature, you will quickly see how the Sprung structure outperforms other construction alternative. Sprung provides a durable, high performance, relocatable building solution that can be erected quickly and efficiently.
Quality begins with intelligent, innovative design and choice of materials. And when you consider its rapid construction time, greater energy efficiency, long-term flexibility and lower lifespan costs, you’ll agree a Sprung structure is the obvious building choice.
|Feature||Sprung Structure||Pre-Engineered Metal Building||Conventional Construction|
|Design Time||10 days||2-3 months||6-8 months|
|Construction Time||2-4 weeks
500-1500 sq ft per day
|9-12 months||More than 12 months|
|Insulation||8 or 9 inch Johns Manville Insulation||6-inch R20 wall squeezed to R14
6-inch R20 roof squeezed to R11
|Lighting Levels||Reflection of the light off the white interior membrane reduces number of light fixtures required||Requires more lighting fixtures||Requires more lighting fixtures|
|Maintenance Schedule||Rust free aluminum substructure. Our patented tensioning system does not require any re-tensioning of panels for the life of the structure.||Standing seam metal roof prone to large thermal movements creating leaking and requires continuous maintenance, especially at penetrations||Regular maintenance is required|
|Flexibility to Relocate||Yes||No||No|
|Airtight Building Envelope Efficiency||Air Permeability almost 0, results in excellent energy performance||Poor airtightness||Moderate airtightness|
|Energy Savings And Operating Costs||Up to 20% energy savings over pre-engineered metal buildings||Poor energy performance||Moderate energy performance|
|High Ceiling||Excellent clearspan views||Some limitations due to lower interior clear height||Some limitations due to lower interior clear height|
|Lifespan||Indefinite lifespan simply by replacing exterior membrane every 15-30 years depending on membrane selection||N/A||N/A|