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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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Portable Buildings for Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance

In a perfect world there would be no equipment or vehicle breakdowns, however that isn’t the case. It’s important to get broken equipment and vehicles running again quickly while keeping costs low. An important factor in repair time, are maintenance facilities. It can be costly to transport broken equipment, not to mention it contributes to more downtime. By using a fabric building, you can set up a building quickly and cheaply on site to repair machines. Alaska structures offers a variety of fabric buildings you can tailor to your maintenance needs.

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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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Use of Fabric Structures in Oil & Gas Exploration

Oil and gas operations can be very expensive. As the oil and gas prices drop, it can be hard to maintain a profit with such costly operations. It’s more important than ever to have cost-effective operations, and one way to do that is by using fabric buildings. Fabric buildings can withstand extreme weather and work for every stage of operations at a lower cost than traditional buildings. Fabric buildings have use during the search, well drilling, rig, and extraction stages to house equipment and workers on site. These buildings clearly can support all aspects of operations, similar to traditional buildings, with added cost and time savings.

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How Pipeline Enclosures Reduce Loss, Protect Assets

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.

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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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