If you put yourself in the shoes of a site manager of a mining/pipeline/industrial company that is out in the middle of nowhere, you’d want some things in order to ensure that the work is done seamlessly while still ensuring that your workers are still comfortable while camping onsite. Top on the accommodation list is where they can sleep and rest, changing rooms, toilets and washrooms, management offices and food stores.
Containers are affordable types of accommodation and shelters which can be modified into how all the site work’s needs. You can transform one into a dome shelter that most Australia based mining companies use in their sites. The following are some of the ways you can modify a container shelter.
Shipping container shelters are currently the cheapest housing option for mining and industrial sites due to its many advantages over other types of shelter. Apart from being easy to build and move, container shelters are sturdy enough to protect their content and occupants from the elements.
There are two ways to build a container shed or shelter—assemble it at a certain location before transporting and putting it onsite or assemble and build it onsite. Either way has its share of advantages, but if you want a much faster work, choose the former. The supplier will be the one responsible for delivering the shelter to your site anyway.
Container domes are becoming increasingly popular in the mining industry due to their cheapness. The cost of their construction has plummeted as the supply increased over the years. The increased supply, on the other hand, was led by many mining and industrial companies discovering the benefits of these shelters in their operations.
Here are some reasons why you should consider installing a container dome on your mining site:
Easy to Install and Quick to Fix
Container domes are easy to install as long as there is enough space to put them up on. They can be built in just two to three days, whereas traditional wooden or concrete shelters may take weeks or months to cast in place. In effect, you can save time and money, since you can resume operation quickly without any delays.
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.
For industries requiring onsite shelters, dome shelters are perhaps the most cost effective solution available in the market today. Dome shelters are not only designed for durability and easy relocation, but are also manufactured to reduce your operation’s carbon footprint. Opting for fabric structures like dome shelters, however, offer your company more than these aforementioned benefits.
Container shelters have definitely come a long way from a simple metal container introduced back in 1937. Along with the model known as containerization, these container shelters have provided a solution in sheltering containers and other assets among mining sites. Aside from being innovative, container sheds actually contribute to saving the environment.
One of the challenges facing companies and individuals operating in distant locations is proper storage. Heavy equipment, whether it’s for farming or mining, may seem to be durable, but 24/7 exposure to the elements can wear down even the toughest of products. Your equipment need to be stored somewhere when not in use, but in remote areas, it might be hard to find a suitable place. Thankfully, there are companies that provide a solution in the form of prefabricated structures that they can install for you. Here are a list of the benefits in using them.