GBX Series – Gable Building Systems

GBX™ Gable Building System

Alaska Structures® has created the world’s best fabric buildings and camp systems for more than 40 years. With polyvinyl thermoplastic fabrics and high-strength metal frames that have been field-tested for decades in the world’s most extreme climates, the Alaska Structures GBX™ series of gable buildings are tough enough to withstand high winds, heavy snow loads, and inclement weather. Our high-strength tensioned membrane structures are used around the world for commercial, industrial, and governmental applications.

GBX buildings are ideal temporary and/or permanent housing solutions that are popular for their vertical sidewall design. Since 1975, our 12’ x 20’ (3.66m x 6.10m) gable building has been a favorite of prospectors and remote field operating companies for small to mid-size camps. We offer a variety of other sizes including the traditional 14’ x 16’ (4.27m x 4.88m) wall tent. Available in standard and heavy-duty models, GBX tensioned membrane structures can be used as single-room or two-room sleeper shelters that can be set up in as little as 20 to 40 minutes with minimal site preparation.

Our gable buildings can be used with other Alaska Structures fabric membrane structures to create worksite and exploration camps with warehousing, storage, garages, dining facilities, recreation facilities, bathrooms, offices, and other facilities. If you want more information or a price quote for a GBX building or camp system, use the form at right to fill out an online request or call +1-907-344-1565 to speak with a building specialist.

Versatile Alaska Structures Gable Buildings

No matter your commercial, industrial, or governmental camp requirements, Alaska Structures has a portable, rugged, and easy-to-install GBX building uniquely suited for:

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Alaska Structures GBX gable building systems are available in hundreds of sizes and configurations. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • Widths: 8’ (2.44m), 10’ (3.05m), 12’ (3.66m), 14’ (4.27m), 16’ (4.88m), 18’ (5.49m), 20’ (6.10m)
  • Lengths: Any length

Galvanized Steel

Anchoring System Options:

  • 1/2" x 18" (1.27cm x 45.72cm) spikes for earth or asphalt
  • Lag bolts for wood frame or platform
  • Concrete anchors: 3/8” x 5” (0.95cm x 12.7cm) wedge anchor
  • Ballast bars for weight anchors

Cover/End Wall Fabric:
18 oz. vinyl fabric with tension system

Load Specifications:
Alaska Structures GBX gable buildings are engineered, designed, and tested for wind and snow loads.

Engineering Technical Input/References:

  • 2012 IBC Building Code
  • ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
  • AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 14th Ed.
  • AISC Design Guide 24: Hollow Structural Sections Connection Manual

Color Options:
Blue, Gray, Green, Red, Tan, White, Yellow

We Design GBX for Shelter

Whether you’re a mining operation or exploring for oil & gas in the Middle East, choosing and customizing a GBX building to meet the needs of your project is easy. You can add insulation, electrical, and HVAC systems to your fabric structure. We also offer an insulated, vector-proof floor system for an added level of interior comfort and climate control.

Alaska Structures designs and engineers GBX-series buildings to be lightweight with low-cube packaging for quick and economical shipping. GBX series fabric structures are easily portable in and out of remote camps and are available in hundreds of sizes, styles, and configurations. We can add door and window options uniquely suited for your intended applications. GBX series fabric buildings are easy to install with minimal to no tools, making them ideal alternatives to wood, metal or brick-and-mortar structures.

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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.