Rubb buildings support energy efficiency

Rubb’s white translucent PVC cladding allows natural light to illuminate the interior of our buildings, while reducing the heat island effect on the structure. The picture below is an external view of a Rubb fabric building used in some recent infrared tests. It is a 70ft x 80ft x 16.4ft BVE type structure, used as … Continue reading Rubb buildings support energy efficiency

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Ask the Engineer: Occupancy Categories

Ask the Engineer™ is a blog segment presented by the engineering department at Rubb Building Systems. Our goal is to help Rubb customers to understand the world of structure engineering in a way that is free of jargon and easy to comprehend. We hope to educate, advise, and consult on best practices and why proper … Continue reading Ask the Engineer: Occupancy Categories

Maine Innovators of Tension Fabric Structures

What do machine guns, toothpicks, and earmuffs all have in common? Seemingly nothing at first, however if you did a little digging you would find that all of these products were developed right here in Maine. And although this state has seen countless other paramount inventions, none comes close to the ingenious works of Charles William Moss and … Continue reading Maine Innovators of Tension Fabric Structures

Hurricane Action Steps

This is a reminder to owners of Rubb Buildings in hurricane zones. The 2014 hurricane season is upon us, and that means taking the proper precautions to help ensure your structure's durability through the storm. During a hurricane or tropical storm, wind forces, especially with the presence of tornadoes, can sometimes exceed building code design requirements. Although Rubb Building range … Continue reading Hurricane Action Steps

Art or Architecture: From Stone to Fabric

As we progress further into the 21st century, so does the structure of our society; quite literally in fact. The demand for unique, creative, and contemporary buildings is more prevalent now than ever before, and that begs the question; is it art or is it architecture? Architecture is one of the oldest professions known to … Continue reading Art or Architecture: From Stone to Fabric

The Benefits of Hot-Dip Galvanization Answered by Rubb

If you are in the market for a steel framed building, careful thought should be given to the construction materials, and ultimately, on the manufacturing process of the structures' framework to ensure its quality and longevity. You could have the steel painted; although the paint is prone to chipping, which can result in rust damage. You could have the steel … Continue reading The Benefits of Hot-Dip Galvanization Answered by Rubb

Common PVC Fabric Myths Debunked

According to a recent article posted in the Specialty fabrics Review, Vinyl Matters, there are several false claims surrounding the fabric manufacturing industry and the use of PVC or vinyl material.  Among these false claims is the belief that vinyl is a health and environmental hazard. Yet, as discussed in the article, Vinyl Matters, "The … Continue reading Common PVC Fabric Myths Debunked