Industrial companies need onsite shelters, such as container domes and igloo shelters where they can stash equipment or vehicles, perform laboratory works, and provide rest areas for their workers. Although designed to be temporary, these shelters must be secure and comfortable to ensure that their content will not be exposed to the elements.
Tents and huts are the most common types of temporary shelter built on mining and industrial sites. These types of shelter, however, are susceptible to heavy rains and strong winds, which may damage their content. With the materials they are made of, which may not provide sufficient insulation, they are very unlikely to regulate temperature.