Category Archives: Industrial Warehouse & Storage Buildings

How the US Recycling Industry Is Affected by China’s Changing Standards

After more than 20 years, China has ended the arrangement with the U.S. to accept our recycling. Now, the national recycling industry must make changes to accommodate the tons of recycling we produce every year. Alaska Structures has innovative, versatile building structures to help with storage as well as recycling processing.

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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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Solutions for Commercial Maintenance Facilities and Workshops

Marketplace competition continues to push the boundaries, demanding more efficient services. In industries that use heavy machinery, this is even more important because crews often depend on heavy machinery to be able to work at all. Minimizing loss accrued from this means minimizing downtime by taking control of as many variables

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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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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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Benefits and Applications of the Quonset Hut Design

Quonset Huts got their first use in navy operations during World War II. Named for the Naval Air Station where the hut first appeared, it can serve a variety of purposes today. These hooped buildings serve housing needs, workshops, mining operations and research camps, and more. There is a variety of benefits to using Quonset Huts in private and public business operations. These benefits include cost savings, flexible design, customization, durability, easy and fast set up, and effective use of space. In addition to operational benefits, these huts have less environmental impact than traditional buildings. Alaska Structures designs huts that will maximize energy efficiency and eliminate wastes.

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Advantages of Fabric Buildings Over Traditional Structures

If the children’s story The Three Little Pigs were written today, the smart pig would have made his home with a fabric building. He had to sacrifice time and fun to build a strong home that would protect him from the big bad wolf. His brothers however, unwilling to sacrifice fun or spend much on materials lost their homes to a huff and a buff. A fabric building would allow the smart pig (and site managers) to not compromise time for strength and vice versa. There are many advantages fabric buildings have over traditional buildings. In addition to faster setup, fabric buildings are more cost-effective, portable, low-maintenance, and easy to change. They also aren’t limited to one surface type and allow plenty of natural light. A fabric building surely, would outlast a huff and a puff with all these benefits.

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Best Practices for Fabric Warehouse and Storage Facilities

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.

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