Shelter Solutions for Field Operations
Oil and gas exploration, mining and mineral production, environmental cleanup—numerous companies serving a range of industries rely on field operations to perform their services. Field operations require shelter solutions for equipment maintenance, material storage, and employee comfort, and those shelters need to be durable and flexible enough to accommodate the job at hand and more projects in the future. At Big Top Fabric Structures, we specialize in designing and building custom fabric shelters that are ideal for field operations.
One straightforward need of a shelter for field operations is its ability to be erected in a remote location. Our fabric structures meet this need as they do not require a concrete pad as a foundation and can, in fact, be anchored to nearly anything, even dirt and gravel.
Our temporary buildings can be used over and over again at different locations. Indeed, our structures can be moved intact around the current base of operations with a crane, and they can be disassembled and shipped to a new location for the next project. Unlike permanent buildings, our fabric structures can keep pace with the changing needs of a company’s field operations.
When business operations are conducted out in the field, inclement weather can be a hindrance. Fortunately, Big Top’s fabric shelters are built to last. Featuring a rip-resistant and NFPA701 flame-retardant fabric cover secured by an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame, our buildings can last for decades with proper maintenance no matter what Mother Nature throws at them. They can also be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads, and they can be equipped with lightning protection so staff can seek shelter when a storm breaks out.
Shelters for field operations also need to be cost effective to keep projects on budget. Our fabric structures use fewer materials than traditional brick-and-mortar buildings, and they take less time to build. In fact, they can be installed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day and do not require assistance from an outside contractor.
Initial costs aren’t the only expense that businesses conducting field operations need to consider. There is also the matter of operating costs. At Big Top, our fabric shelter solutions feature a UV-reflective cover that repels 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. This phenomenal thermal performance ensures that equipment, materials, and staff are well protected from sun exposure and helps to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature. In fact, the interior temperature of our fabric shelters remains, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, without aid from an HVAC system. By eliminating the need for artificial climate control, our shelters can help keep operating costs low.
Another great feature of the fabric cover of our temporary buildings is that it is translucent. This allows sunlight to fully illuminate the interior without help from electric lighting. By removing the hassle of setting up artificial power for electric lighting, our fabric structures offer convenience and exceptional energy efficiency.
No matter what industry your business serves, if your operations are conducted out in the field, a Big Top fabric structure can help make your project a success. To learn more about the benefits of our temporary buildings and turnkey installation services, contact Big Top today.