It’s easy to talk about the benefits of fabric buildings in mining operations, but third-party insight is invaluable. This article provides an example of practical application of fabric buildings in the real world. A manager of a mining site, Mike Smith, uses Alaska Structures fabric buildings to set up his mining operations. Operations include sleepers, offices, showers, and dining rooms. According to Smith, camps set up in days, including water and electrical work, much faster than building a traditional structure. Alaska Minerals saves time and money to have efficient operations using fabric buildings. These low-cost operations make mining operations competitive and profitable.
The Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) is a community, non-profit fishery in Alaska. They use profits to rebuild communities and fund education and training for members. In addition to those services, they provide grants. Alaska is known for it’s harsh weather with unforgiving wind and heavy snowfall. Operations based there, like APICDA, need strong and long-lasting buildings to withstand the storms. APICDA uses fabric shelters from Alaska Structures on their site. They are noted for being easy to install and very durable; APICDA keeps the fabric buildings up all year long. Another benefit is the cost-savings, whereas a hard-sided lodge may cost about $500,000, the fabric building they used came just under $100,000. This interview helps demonstrate the quality and benefits of using fabric structures.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety cites “outside force” as the leading cause of damage to pipelines. Although there is typically security on site to prevent damage caused by people or sabotage, weather conditions aren’t controllable. It’s important to protect pipelines to prevent death, irreparable environmental damage, and loss of revenue. Preventive steps can protect pipelines to prevent damage, starting with proper buildings for gas and oil operations. Pipelines need enclosures that are very strong and durable to withstand harsh weather and prevent damage. This article features pipeline enclosures from Alaska Structures, with proven and tested designs that will protect oil and gas operations.
Equipment storage and warehouse buildings relied on sheet metal and steel as the main source of materials for these buildings. It was cheaper to use sheet metal and steel to make buildings for storage and warehouses than traditional brick-and-mortar materials. With recent advancements, however, steel and sheet metal are no longer the most cost-effective options when building these structures. Fabric buildings are using fabrics that are stronger than ever, and able to last through harsh weather and working conditions. Alaska Structures specializes in making fabric buildings and have some of the strongest buildings currently on the market. Explore the benefits of fabric structures over traditional buildings including: custom design, eco-friendly design, more space, and faster assembly.
S&M Construction is a contractor working in the mining industry, with reclamation and cleanup services. They also specialize in crushing rocks for use as aggregate. They are based in Arizona, where there are copper mines. Proper worksite protection is vital because of the harsh weather conditions. There is excessive heat and monsoons which can cause metals to rust or paint stripping. S&M Construction chose Alaska Structures to build a fabrication shop on-site, and used the structures for about six years. This interview highlights the benefits of using fabric structures including customization, mobility, lots of space, and long-lasting, low-maintenance structures.
Traditional manufacturing buildings used metal or brick in their construction, materials noted for being strong and sturdy. However, advancements in technology provide stronger fabrics and a new building solution for manufacturers. Fabric structures help reduce costs for operations by being quick to set up and using affordable materials. Not only do fabric structures save time and money, they are energy-efficient, have pleasant work conditions, and long-lasting. They allow more natural light and insulated, saving money on power. In addition, they can be used multiple times and easily removed unlike demolishing buildings, which takes time. The information presented will demonstrate how fabric structures improve manufacturing operations.
Geophysical exploration helps us learn more about the earth, and helps us find and secure resources for our everyday lives. These expeditions take place in some of the harshest areas and require strong structures for storage, operations and housing. Building on site could be very costly, but there is a way to limit costs. By using fabric structures, operational costs reduce because the structures are energy efficient, lower cost, and long-lasting. These structures have long lives and a good investment for multiple operations. Alaska Structures has tested designs for such long-lasting fabric structures, providing solutions to help improve these expeditions.
With projections for one of the coldest winters ever, it’s important aviators and commercial airlines are ready for it. Planes are expensive assets that can be expensive to repair if damaged, so they need very good protection this winter. An airplane hangar is a sure way to protect planes from damage due to the weather. Alaska Structures offers strong, cost-effective airport hangars made from specially designed fabric. These hangars, in addition to being very strong and cost-effective, are customizable, tested to meet local standards, and flexible. The fabric airport hangars have been tested in the field and will last this winter.
Fabric structures have proven their strength in very cold climates and with heavy snow loads. The strength of fabric structures is possible in very hot climates as well, with cutting-edge technology, to support operations. In addition to UV coatings to protect fabrics, Alaska Structures provides many product options to make your fabric structure stronger. There are insulation packages that help the inside of the structures stay cool as well as environmental control units. The fabric structures receive these upgrades without compromising their portable nature, nor quick and easy setup. You can use these structures for any type of operation; these structures have few limitations.
Researchers often work in the harshest climates and conditions to help us better understand the world around us. As they find solutions to our worldly issues, they need the support of strong research facilities to do their work. With new technology, fabric buildings are stronger and more durable than in the past, with comparable strength to brick-and-mortar buildings. Two major benefits of using fabric structures are that they are very fast and easy to setup, and are portable. There are of course other benefits of fabric structures, including tested strength in harsh climates. Whether research operations are in the middle of the jungle or Antarctica, Alaska Structures fabric buildings can support the operation.