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Aircraft Hangar Options

If you own an airplane or other aircraft, you have a huge asset that needs protection from the elements. An Aircraft Hangar will provide this protection to secure your investment, and you have many options when choosing a hangar. One option is to use a fabric structure to protect your aircraft. Alaska Structures provides fabric structures, tested in harsh conditions for their strength, that are fast to set up. In addition to fast setup, these structures are customizable and cheaper than a brick-and-mortar style hangar. Learn more about the benefits of using the fabric aircraft hangars some government agencies have chosen to use.

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Defy the Arctic with Camp Systems from Alaska Structures

People have been exploring the arctic since ancient times; the first explorers in recorded history were the ancient greeks. Of course ancient explorers were mostly unsuccessful in settling in the arctic region, known for its harsh, extremely cold climate. With technological advancements, arctic expeditions have become more successful due to the tools available to withstand the harsh conditions. One such tool is the fabric building, using strong fabrics and steel frames, they are able to stand in the coldest regions. Alaska Structures designs fabric structures, tested by third-party engineers, that operators have been using in this region over 40 years.

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New Portable Survival Structures for the 21st Century

Our way of life was made possible through exploration, travelling to new sites and settling there. The pioneers of this country had to survive through tough conditions, with shelters inferior to what we have today. Fabric building systems can now offer more protection and rival standard structures when it comes to cost and convenience. These structures are faster and easier to setup without compromising strength and durability. Alaska Structures designs fabric buildings that can withstand very harsh conditions, such as the extreme climates or arctic and desert regions. Third-party engineers test the fabric buildings to ensure their lasting power, which is vital in survival situations.

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Fabric Buildings & Energy Efficiency

You may have your operations housed in an old building, wasting energy and driving up costs due to poor insulation, etc. Before you begin upgrades, it’s important to explore all your options for repairing an old structure or building a new one. Sometimes repairing an old structure can be just as expensive as building a new one, and both take a lot of time. Another option is to use a fabric building to support your operations, as they are fast and easy to setup. In addition, they are typically less costly than upgrades or a building a brick-and-mortar structure. Alaska Structures designs fabric structures with a host of benefits and ways to save and increase energy efficiency.

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Ruggedly Mobile Fabric Structures

How frustrating is it to spend a lot of money on a product, to open it and find it damaged from transport? Fabric structures, while more affordable than brick-and-mortar buildings, are a great investment that are often customized with many details. It’s important to find a company that takes the time to protect your structures from shipping damages, starting with its packaging. Alaska Structures fabric buildings are shipped in very durable rotomold containers that you can even reuse. This is an added bonus if you have operations that require a lot of moving because you can always protect your structure through transport. The design and bonus features of these structures can handle any rugged, mobile conditions.

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Fabric Buildings vs. ISO Containers

ISO shipping containers provide a way for intermodal transport, shipping items from the ship to the rails and then to trucks. This versatility doesn’t translate to housing and camping, however some commercial and governmental operations use them for this purpose. Imagine trying to sleep or work inside a metal crate with no windows or insulation. Those aren’t optimal conditions to live or work in. A better option for a camp system would be a fabric structure, designed to house people and equipment. Factors that make fabric structures a better option are safety, shipping costs, portability, construction costs, versatility, and energy efficiency.

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PDAC 2015 Reveals Industry Concerns

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada puts on the world's largest trade show for mining and ore exploration. PDAC 2015 centered on finding ways to get past looming issues in the mining field. They featured a TSX-Series Portable cabin as a way of addressing one of the issues surrounding mineral and mining exploration. The issue, very high operating costs and not getting a return to support these costs. With billions at stake, the Canadian government is working to help with this issue. Tax credits and lowering the cost of operations (one way is by using portable systems) can help the struggling industry.

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Check Us Out at PDAC 2015

If you are someone who works in the mining industry, it’s important to be aware of the new trends and advances in the field. Like any business, you must have the best tools to remain competitive in the field. The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada hold it’s annual convention in Toronto, March 1st - 4th, with leading developers in the field to show their work. Alaska Structures will be there to showcase their fabric structures and new raised flooring system. You can check out the new features at our booth, number 1315, located right of the main entrance.

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Green Building Practices With Alaska Structures

Nationally and globally there have been efforts to reduce waste and pollution on our planet, including the recent Paris Agreement. With global warming and new legislation, operations must use energy-efficient and eco-friendly buildings to help the planet and avoid lawsuits. Green buildings efficiently use energy, protect occupant health and reduce waste and pollution according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Alaska Structures offers a solution for operations managers that will follow EPA standards while not increasing operation costs a lot. Their fabric structures are equipped with lots of options that cut down energy costs, are reusable, and comfortable for employees to work in.

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Cold-Climate and Extreme-Altitude Mining Solutions

Mining operations often take managers and miners to the most remote locations with extremely harsh conditions. They need structures that can protect them as they work, and will last the length of the operation. For instance, the Bema Gold mines are in far east Russia, where weather conditions are extreme. It snows 315 days a year with an average temperature of -67°F and up to 132 mph wind gusts. They have fabric buildings from Alaska Structures that they used for 10 years before replacing them. The Bema Gold mines and other operations facing similar harsh weather need durability and long-lasting quality, which their designs can provide.

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