Alaska Structures®, a division of AKS Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures the world's most popular and widely used fabric buildings and remote camp systems. Alaska Structures and rugged quality go hand in hand. That’s why more than 65,000 of our fabric structures are in-use worldwide since 1975.
Alaska Structures designs portable fabric structures and permanent fabric building installations that are rugged and easy to install on any level surface with minimal site preparation. Our fully engineered fabric structures are open-span and meet or exceed the latest local and International Building Code standards.
While other fabric structures manufacturers can cut corners by using cheaper materials and only a single engineering quality check, Alaska Structures fabric buildings go through intensive quality and safety tests by third-party engineering firms. Those expert sources independently test and certify each fabric structure to ensure our customers are satisfied, safe, and can depend on their investment for years to come.
Made with specially designed and proprietary architectural membranes, high-strength metal frames and secure anchoring systems, Alaska Structures fabric buildings are built to last. You can count on your Alaska Structures fabric membrane structure to provide safe shelter in the harshest conditions.
We offer an extensive catalogue of field-tested designs for use as industrial buildings, commercial buildings, governmental buildings and more. Whether you need to expand existing facilities or install an entire camp system, we're confident one of our fabric building products will be the last fabric structure you’ll ever need.
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Whether it is a 4-person exploration camp for the mineral exploration industry or a 1,500-person construction camp that requires workforce housing, portable kitchens and a number of on-site storage buildings – each Alaska Structures camp building is specifically engineered to offer an unmatched level of safety, durability, customization, and rapid installation in remote and extreme areas anywhere in the world.
Traditional hangar construction is expensive and limits you to a single location for the lifetime of the building. As a result, many aircraft and helicopter owners rent hangar space for thousands of dollars per month rather than building their own facilities. While this may be a less expensive option in the short-term and provide flexibility and ability to relocate easily, long-term costs can quickly equal or exceed the cost of hangar construction. Airports and airstrips may also limit the number of permanent buildings that may be constructed on their property further limiting the availability of hangar space for a fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft.
Each Alaska Structures medical shelter is engineered to provide an unmatched level of safety, durability, customization, and rapid installation in remote and extreme areas anywhere in the world. Our medical shelters and field hospitals are fully enclosed and can be connected either end to end or by way of corridors – allowing for the movement of patients and medical staff within the medical facility. Optional insulation, HVAC, power generation, and power distribution systems provide an energy efficient solution for creating a comfortable interior environment and generating power if a reliable source of power is not available.
Alaska Structures is the world’s leading manufacturer of military shelter systems, military camps, and turnkey base camps for U.S. Armed Forces, Coalition Forces, and international militaries and governments. Since 1999, more than 35,000 military shelter systems and over 19,000 Alaska Structures ECUs (Environmental Control Units) have been deployed in over 85 countries.
WeatherPort® (formerly WeatherPort Shelter Systems™) is now a consumer and recreational-focused product line of Alaska Structures®. Customers looking for engineered fabric buildings for outdoor event structures, luxury yurts, heavy-duty and high-wind canopies, greenhouses, RV enclosures, carports, and pool enclosures are encouraged to visit the WeatherPort® website for more product details.
Leverage our church building expertise of 40+ years to design, engineer and provide the ultimate church building solution. The highly adaptable nature, ability to easily expand church facilities, shorter construction time, and durability have proven that fabric structures for churches and worship facilities offer many benefits over traditional construction methods like wood, concrete, or metal buildings.
Alaska Structures' tension fabric buildings can be used for temporary classrooms, modular classrooms, or permanent school buildings on campuses. Once setup, our engineered building systems are virtually maintenance free, drastically reducing the maintenance costs associated with maintaining typical education buildings. We use lean manufacturing methods to reduce waste during production, and the ability to relocate and easily expand school buildings designed and manufactured by Alaska Structures makes them more green than typical building constructions of wood, brick and mortar, or steel.
Government agencies, state and city health departments, hospitals, urgent care facilities, emergency management, first responders, retailers and pharmacies needing to quickly establish drive-through testing facilities for the coronavirus (COVID-19) or other infectious diseases will find our rapidly deployable structures the superior choice compared to typical pop-up canopies or party tents.
Alaska Structures fabric buildings can provide a portable, temporary facility that may only be used every year during a specific sports season to house your wrestling team, cover an outdoor pool, or provide space for physical education classes during a remodel. Alternatively, our fabric structures have also been used by schools and businesses around the world to provide permanent facilities ranging from indoor soccer fields, field houses, auxiliary gyms, aquatic centers and indoor tennis courts.
When large-scale disasters happen, first responders, disaster response organizations, and government agencies rush in to provide life-saving support. One of the key factors for reducing the loss of life, especially when existing medical facilities have been compromised is to setup portable medical shelters, mobile command centers, and mobile field hospitals capable of providing advanced level care.
Used to shelter and seal overland conveyor belt systems, portable conveyors, and bulk handling conveyors in addition to oil & gas pipelines, our fabric structures are engineered to endure year-round use in any climate. Our pipeline and conveyor enclosures are available in sizes starting at 8 feet wide and to any length required.
Our core storage facilities are engineered to meet local and international building codes to ensure the safety of personnel working inside and to protect valuable core assets. We utilize lean manufacturing techniques and use the highest quality materials to provide a building solution that will outlast xpland outperform all other tensioned membrane structures. The proven durability and longevity of our core shacks and core storage facilities is unmatched.
Alaska Structures, by design, can be setup and either left as a permanent installation, or easily taken down and moved or expanded as your needs change. The translucent nature of their architectural fabrics allow a great amount of light, and offers better insulative properties compared to metal buildings.
Whether is it is a dining hall needed for a university campus with multiple dining facilities and open to students, faculty, staff and visitors or a dining facility for a 5,000-person mining camp operating around the clock in a remote part of the world, Alaska Structures has been providing dining facilities of all sizes for over 40 years.
Maintain sanitary conditions, personal hygiene, and good worksite morale, even in most remote and dirtiest of jobs with mine dry facilities from Alaska Structures. Our mine drys can be configured with an assortment of convenience packages depending on the mining camp requirement.
With over 2.5 million miles of energy pipeline, the United States and Canada rely heavily on the economic benefits of pipelines transporting large volumes of crude, refined petroleum, fuels, gases, water, and wastewater over great expanses of land. Compared to other shipping methods – be it railroad or truck, pipelines offer a lower cost per unit and higher capacity. Alaska Structures has been instrumental in the successful construction, operation, and expansion of these pipeline facilities by providing engineered fabric buildings.
Whether you have a governing body like the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) mandating workers are equipped with survival shelters to protect themselves when working away from base camp, or choose to provide survival shelters as part of your mine rescue or emergency preparedness plan, Alaska Structures is the leading supplier of engineered survival shelters. Our survival shelters and emergency shelters can be engineered to provide instant structures when potentially dangerous situations like the above mention scenario arises.
Alaska Structures is the leading manufacturer of engineered fabric buildings for salt storage, sand storage, and frac sand storage. Our bulk storage buildings offer clients shorter construction times, customizable designs, and a open-span interior that allows trucks, front-loaders, and plows to safely operate inside the structure. Every salt and sand storage facility from Alaska Structures is engineered to the latest IBC (International Building Code), ASCE/SEI 7, and AISC standards of design and construction to ensure safety, comply with local zoning ordinances, and protect the environment.
Whether it is a 100-bus maintenance facility supporting the Department of Transportation (DOT), your local transportation authority, or school district’s efforts to maintain an entire fleet of buses, rail maintenance facilities for light, heavy, commuter, and passenger railroad systems, or remote mine site infrastructure to maintain, repair, and store mining equipment, Alaska Structures produces custom building systems to meet your project’s needs and challenges.
Our modular office buildings serve a wide range of industries including: Mining, Mineral Exploration, Construction, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Energy, Manufacturing, Education, and Forestry - to name a few! Mobile office space from Alaska Structures offers many advantages over conventional office trailers.
Alaska Structures has a long-standing reputation and proven track record for custom designing and engineering industrial warehouses and storage buildings up to 150’ wide and to any length or height, capable of enduring the most extreme weather conditions in the world. All of our fabric buildings feature free-span architectural support systems designed to maximize usable interior space. Every industrial warehouse or storage facility from Alaska Structures is engineered to 2012 IBC Code, ASCE/SEI 7, and AISC standards of design and construction to ensure safety.
Camp systems by Alaska Structures can be configured and scaled to accommodate crews and labor forces from 10 to 5,000-people. We understand companies operating in remote areas need onsite services and high-end levels of accommodation to attract and retain workers. At the higher end of the spectrum, companies wanting to provide their workers with hotel-like services including catering, housekeeping, laundry, and access to recreation activities and facilities, with the goal of creating a “home-away-from-home” experience, use Alaska Structures.
A fire station needs to be able to support both the needs of fire department personnel and the community. It is important that staff have areas to work and relax after long shifts. Alaska Structures hard wall partition systems create areas for community education classes, administrative offices, training, equipment and vehicle storage, vehicle maintenance, kitchens, bathrooms, dormitories or private rooms, recreation, and hazardous materials storage.
12’, 14’, 16’, 20’ Wide.
Quonset-Style Fabric Building with Hinged-Frame Design for Rapid Setup / Take Down.
Learn more about XPL Series buildings.
8’, 10’, 12’, 14’, 16’, 18’, 20’ Wide.
Straight-Wall Gable-Style Fabric Structures Ensure Maximum Use of Interior Space.
Learn more about GBX Series buildings.
The Ultimate Tensioned Fabric Building for Dormitories, Offices, Kitchen / Dining Facilities with Hard Interior Walls, and Includes Lighting, Electrical, HVAC and Water Systems.
Learn more about Denali Series buildings.
A Quonset-Style Multi-Purpose Medium Sized Fabric Structure used for Workshops, Cold / Dry Storage, Dining Halls, and Vehicle / Equipment Maintenance to name a few.
Learn more about MTX Series buildings.