Why Mining & Mineral Companies Use Fabric Structures
Companies in the mining and mineral industries need versatile shelters for various aspects of their operations. And, because most production is carried out in the field, constructing a permanent building is simply not a viable option. Instead, mining and mineral companies turn to Big Top for custom-built shelters that provide many advantages for their operations. For instance, our shelters can:
Be Built Nearly Anywhere
Due to its very nature, mining and mineral production is typically carried out in remote environments where mines are located. These locales can prove to be challenging for erecting a traditional building, but not for a Big Top structure. Our fabric structures do not require a concrete foundation and can in fact be anchored to nearly any surface, making them a much more versatile alternative. From lunchrooms and warehousing to bulk storage and mineral processing, Big Top can provide a structure for all of your mining needs. Plus, because it can be constructed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, your building will be ready for use in no time.
Keep Up with Changes in Production
Another advantage of our fabric structures is that they can be engineered for mobility. If your production moves, your shelter can move with it intact with a crane. Or, if your operations relocate to another area, your shelter can be disassembled and shipped to the new location. This can certainly save on costs when compared to constructing a permanent building at each new base of operations.
Protect Raw Materials & Equipment from the Elements
The NFPA701 flame-retardant fabric roof of our shelters is formulated to repel 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, ensuring ample protection for your materials and maximizing the lifespan of your equipment’s electronics. Additionally, with the roof’s UPF rating of 2,000 and a conventional rating of 50 plus, your staff will be well-protected and comfortable throughout the workday – the fabric roof helps to maintain an interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the temperature outside.
Provide Safety During Inclement Weather
There are numerous accessories we can include with your fabric structure, one being lightning protection. With this safety feature, your shelter can be used as a muster station for your employees should the weather suddenly turn ugly. Plus, with our structures engineered to combat high winds, heavy snow loads, and seismic activity, you can count on your shelter to hold strong for the lifetime of your mining project.
Myriad Uses for Mining & Mineral Companies
Thanks to the versatility of Big Top’s fabric structures, they can be used for all aspects of mining operations, including exploration, processing, field operations, warehousing, safety meetings, and more. We can design your shelter to be nearly any size, and the interior space will be free from columns or guy wires. We can also include bay doors and durable roadway flooring to accommodate heavy machinery, as well as a range of other accessories to meet your needs.
To learn how one of our fabric structures can benefit your mining or mineral company, contact Big Top today. When you do, we’ll be happy to explain our turnkey installation service and provide information about protecting your investment with a warranty.