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Mining, Mineral Exploration and Environmental Cleanup

The products and fuel produced from oil, gas and other mineral resources play a critical role in economic stability and industrial function. However, the processes of finding, mining and/or producing and transporting these resources may have negative consequences in terms of environmental wellbeing. There have been numerous advances in technology and supply chain
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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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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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Rethinking Dining Facilities – Alternative Solutions with Fabric Building Systems

When designing buildings for your mining or research sites, it’s important to include a building for dining. Workers need a place, protected from the elements, to eat and relax while they work long hours. Fabric buildings are a great option when designing mess halls for your staff. Workers will be safe in a fabric building from Alaska Structures, because they receive testing to ensure they are durable. They can withstand extreme weather like traditional buildings, but require less time and labor, making them cheaper to set up. There are other benefits to using a fabric structure besides cost and easy setup. Learn more about how to use fabric structures for cost effective dining space for your workers.

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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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Reduce Logistics Costs in Geophysical Expeditions

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.

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Alaska Structures: Shelters for Extreme Heat

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.

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The Benefits of Engineered Fabric Structures for Extreme Weather Research Facilities

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.

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