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Social Distancing Measures to Help Reopen Schools

Educators, parents, and students around the country are wondering when schools will reopen after closures due to COVID-19. While no simple answer to their questions exists, reopening dates will depend largely on schools’ ability to follow federal guidelines, including actions related to health and safety and ongoing monitoring. Social distancing measures figure prominently
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Operating Remote Camps During COVID-19

Implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has come as a challenge to communities around the world, but is especially complicated for remote camp systems. How can man camps — which often consist of hundreds or even a thousand-plus workers in close quarters — stem disease spread and prevent a potentially catastrophic
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How to Set Up a Drive-Through Testing Station

As the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread, it’s becoming increasingly clear that widespread testing is a prerequisite to virus containment and any return to normal life. Drive-through testing centers have quickly presented themselves as an effective option for low-risk testing, but setting up these centers requires tactical considerations. Learn
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Health & Safety Best Practices for Man Camps

Industries such as mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas, construction, and research often require work in remote locations, prompting the creation of temporary or long-term workforce accommodations, generally referred to as “man camps.” Far from any outside development, many man camps become mini cities of their own, forced to provide their own
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How to Create a Positive Culture in Your Man Camp

Man camps in the oil and gas, mining, construction, mineral exploration, natural resources, and research industries rely on skilled crews to run their operations, but the very nature of man camps makes it difficult to attract and retain such workers: man camps tend to be in the middle of nowhere, feature harsh climates
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History of Man Camps

Temporary worker housing, also known as “man camps,” have been around for hundreds of years, providing accommodations to everyone from 19th-century railroad workers and gold miners to displaced World War II veterans and modern-day construction laborers.  These temporary houses can consist of RV parks or durable fabric structure buildings, and oftentimes are
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Alaska Structures will be at SEG 2018!

For nearly 50 years, Alaska Structures ® has provided more than 65,000 engineered fabric structures and remote work camps to more than 70 countries. No other fabric building company comes close to the proven excellence or experience of Alaska Structures’ modular building systems! We custom build structures to meet specific building requirements and employ
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The Future of Airport Construction: Engineered Fabric Buildings

Alaska Structures offers custom-built engineered fabric structures for various airport facilities and operations. These buildings are highly engineered for heavy-duty uses, and last a long time for both temporary and more permanent needs. They can also withstand extreme weather conditions, protecting equipment and aircraft assets from the elements. They can also be installed and set up far more quickly than the construction time required for brick-and-mortar buildings, significantly cutting construction costs as well as timelines.

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