Arctic Exploration & Research

Alaska Structures® manufactures the world’s premiere fabric buildings for protecting people and equipment at arctic exploration and research camps. Alaska Structures' arctic shelters are proven in temperatures of -60°F or lower with winds of 100 mph or more.

Alaska Structures engineers all of its fabric buildings and camp systems to the latest IBC Building Code, ASCE/SEI 7, and AISC standards of design and construction.

Alaska Structures' tensioned membrane structures for arctic research and exploration are:

  • Manufactured from arctic-grade materials
  • Independently tested and certified for heavy snow loads
  • Customizable with proprietary insulation to any R-value
  • Easy to install, highly portable and incredibly durable

The XPL Series of quick-erect shelters can be hand-carried to research sites and installed in 10 minutes. The HGX Series of heavy gable buildings and SQX Series of quonset-style shelters up to 30 feet wide and any length provide ideal laboratory and/or modular office space.

The revolutionary Denali Series creates turnkey camp systems that offer an unmatched degree of comfort and spacious housing accommodations. The eco-friendly modular structures can be equipped with hard wall partitions for privacy.

Alaska Structures designs versatile arctic shelters for hundreds of research and exploration applications, including:

Alaska Structures GBX-Series Core Shacks & Core Storage Facilities

Alaska Structures fabric buildings offer industry-best longevity in extreme climates. Our fabric structures use a proprietary architectural membrane and high-strength aluminum or galvanized steel architectural frame system. Additionally, our arctic structures require little to no maintenance.

Arctic Research Shelters and Exploration Design Services

Alaska Structures' talented designers create arctic shelter solutions that offer greater survivability, easier installation and greater portability than other modular shelters. Alaska Structures' fabric buildings are specifically designed to accommodate insulation systems (capable of meeting an R-value) without sacrificing interior space.

Alaska Structures creates translucent skylight material can be used to allow in natural sunlight for creating a bright and energy efficiency lighting solution during the day. Opaque and blackout fabrics are also available.

Alaska Structures can design fabric buildings and camp systems that feature:

  • HVAC or Environmental Control Units (Alaska ECU™)
  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Plug-and-Play Electrical Systems
  • Window and Door Packages
  • In-House Powder Coating
  • Continuous-Use Generators

Advantages for using engineered fabric structures from Alaska Structures for arctic research and exploration projects:

  • Field and Laboratory Tested Performance
  • Low-Cube Packaging for Easy Transport
  • Secure Anchoring to Any Level Surface (including gravel, dirt, ice)
  • Shorter Build Times
  • Lower Construction Costs

Alaska Structures also offers: project management services, installation services, logistics support and expert advice.


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If you'd like more information or a price quote for field-tested Alaska Structures systems, fill out our online request form below, or call +1-907-344-1565 to speak with a building specialist.