Category Archives: Public Works

Fabric Buildings for Waste Management and Recycling Centers

Fabric buildings are gaining popularity in many industries, and a great option for recycling centers, waste management, and transfer stations. These operations can lower costs using fabric buildings because they are cheaper and faster to set up than brick-and-mortar facilities. Fabric buildings have less strict foundation requirements, only needing a level surface to be set up on, which cuts time. Since these structures are more flexible than traditional buildings, more waste and recycling centers can open, allowing communities more access. Alaska Structures designs durable, efficient fabric buildings that can work for all types of operations, including waste and recycling efforts.

Read more

Engineered Fabric Building Applications: How to Use Fabric Buildings

One of the major benefits of fabric buildings is that they are so versatile; fabric buildings are useful in many different situations. From government agencies to private businesses, many trust Alaska Structures’ fabric buildings to carry out their work operations. These fabric buildings can withstand harsh conditions and undergo careful testing from third-party engineers to ensure the products quality. Fabric buildings can be useful in any one of these situations: polar camps, aircraft hangars, oil and gas operations, mining, emergency housing systems, and recreational buildings. These buildings can work for more industries and operations than ones previously mentioned and their applications are nearly endless.

Read more

How Power Plants Benefit From Fabric Structures

While most people think of power plants as a single large structure, plants typically include a host of smaller buildings used for numerous purposes.  For example, power plant facilities commonly include offices, panel control rooms, boiler rooms, electric rooms, turbine buildings, pumping stations, and compressor houses. There may also be storage facilities,
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more