Mining sites are often located in remote locations, surrounded by vast expanses of land. As a result, these sites often require a lot of infrastructure for housing natural resources and storing equipment. However, building a brick-and-mortar building in the hinterlands isn’t an option. If you’re looking for an affordable solution to help you meet your structure needs, take a look at the benefits of fabric buildings for mining operations.
Provides Necessary Sun Protection
Mining sites often lack the luxury of natural shade, and working in the sun for extended periods of time isn’t good for laborers or heavy-duty equipment. Fortunately, fabric buildings can protect your workers and machinery from the sun’s harsh rays. Fabric structures have two main components: a metal frame and a fabric membrane. This fabric membrane is made of vinyl, which blocks 99.5 percent of UVA and UVB rays while allowing sunlight to illuminate the area. Depending on your specific needs, you can use these structures as mess halls, break rooms, or storage rooms.
Durable and Weather Resistant
Mining managers know that extreme weather comes with serious risks like heavy winds, rain, lightning, and flooding. Fabric structures are highly durable and can withstand a wide range of weather conditions. Steel galvanized beams and tear-resistant fabric enables these structures can handle heavy wind and snow loads to protect equipment and site workers.
Reusable and Portable
Reusable equipment is invaluable in the mining industry; you can reuse your fabric structure for many years. Mining operations tend to speed up and slow down throughout the year, and you can easily store a fabric structure and use it later on as needed. If you need to move house entirely, your building’s manufacturer can install attach points to your structure. Then, a crane operator can lift and move your fabric structure to a different location.
Every mining site is different, and they don’t all have the same dimensions. Fortunately, fabric structures are highly customizable in terms of size and additions. They can meet almost any length, and the width can range from 10 to 174 feet. Additionally, manufacturers can add partitions, insulation, personnel doors, HVAC systems, solar panels, and much more to your structure. You can customize your fabric building without the restrictions of immovable concrete walls.
If you’re ready to reap all the benefits of a fabric structure for your mining operation, contact Big Top Manufacturing today! Our large fabric structures can meet all of your mining site needs. We’ll work with you to ensure our structure protects your assets and keeps your crew safe.