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Engineered Fabric Structures – an Alternative Building Solution for Engineering and Architecture Firms

Long-Lasting Building Systems that Meet and Exceed Your Client’s Expectations

With so many options available, most building design and engineering firms overlook one of the best alternatives to traditional building designs — engineered fabric structures. Alaska Structures® custom creates building solutions using high-performance membrane structures that offer unmatched engineering capabilities
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Engineered Fabric Structures for Cement Storage

Concrete is so absorbent that you should not expose cement to the air, which contains water vapor. Storing cement and cement products, such as concrete, involves careful placement and proper protection of the material. Project managers and concrete plant operators have to find ways to manage the challenges that winter weather brings. Rain, snow and cold temperatures can all affect the performance of cement and cement products. You will want to protect your cement materials to ensure that you maintain cost-effectiveness while delivering the highest-quality product possible.

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How Engineered Fabric Structures Help Reduce Transportation Construction Projects

With incredible durability and versatility, Alaska Structures' engineered fabric structures are ideal for supporting industrial projects such as cold weather concreting and on-site facilities for transportation construction. These structures can withstand rugged environments when used as equipment storage, protection for project operations in extreme conditions, and modular office facilities.

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Expandable GTX-Series Fabric Structures

It’s important to have proper shelter for equipment and employees when working out in the elements. You want to protect workers and the machines to operate our business at maximum efficiency. Not doing so will results in setbacks that increase operating costs, causing a loss in profits. GTX Series Buildings are a good option in maintaining the health of workers and the longevity of the machines. The buildings have a host of standard and custom features that ensure they will protect assets. The GTX Series buildings can be used in most industries, giving you flexibility and many possibilities.

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Why Industrial and Commercial Construction Companies Choose Fabric Buildings

Traditionally, construction companies have used brick and mortar buildings while working on projects for their strength and durability. With new breakthroughs in technology, however, fabrics are now stronger and more durable than ever. They are being used in fabric buildings to house equipment and tools, and more site managers are using them. The obvious major benefit of using fabric buildings are lower operational costs. However, fabric buildings are also great because of mobility, easy setup, and customization. They are comparable to the buildings used in the past, without compromising efficiency. Alaska Structures offers several fabric building options to fulfil construction needs.

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Things to Consider Before You Buy a Tension Fabric Building

Tension fabric buildings are a great substitute for traditional buildings, being just as durable and more cost effective. As fabric buildings become more popular, there are things to think about before buying one for your business. Before buying a fabric building you must what type of materials are used and how strong they are.You need to know if the companies design has been tested and meets building codes. In addition, flexibility and durability are important these to consider. Some companies also offer customization if you need a building for special circumstances. It’s important to compare buildings to find the right fit for your business.

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What are the Ideal Uses for Fabric Buildings?

There is a lot of flexibility in using fabric buildings, so much that they can be used in a variety of businesses. Fabric buildings get used most often in exploration and research, aviation, construction, warehousing and storage, and mining. They can be used in other businesses as well, depending on what is needed. Alaska structures offers fabric buildings to address a wide range of business needs. They are customizable so size isn’t an issue when trying to store goods or equipment, or setting up camps and mining facilities. There is even plumbing and water to provide liveable spaces for housing. There are many possibilities, so research to see if fabric buildings are a good option for your business.

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