Sunday, December 13, 2015
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.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
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.
Friday, December 11, 2015
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.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
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.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Australian Outback is one of the most inhospitable environments in the world. However, it also has a wealth of mineral resources waiting to be tapped, and a lot of mining companies are taking their operations to the area. Considering the Outback’s reputation, one of the main concerns of many mining companies is the safety of their workers and their equipment. Fortunately, shelter manufacturers, like Container Domes Australia, can help resolve that problem. Here’s a list of the dangers facing workers when they work in the Outback, and how the right shelters could benefit them.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Aside from farming equipment, fertilizers, stock feed, and pesticides are amongst the basic purchases that every farm owner in Australia must make as an investment for healthy livestock and abundant crops. Many, however, (especially the new ones) end up losing money due to improper storage of their supplies. It is important to remember that fertilizers and pesticides are just as dangerous as they are beneficial; when incorrectly handled these chemicals turn into dangerous poisons that can only succeed in killing your plants and livestock. It is therefore extremely important to exercise caution when handling these products.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Heavy mining equipment are not only expensive, but also hard to get. If a piece of equipment suddenly breaks down and the replacement is not due to arrive for another few days, the entire operation can be put on hold until replacement arrives. To make things worse, sudden requests for delivery of heavy equipment, like draglines and mass excavators, will require extra payment for permits and transportation fees since mine sites are commonly in remote and hard to reach areas. Not only are you losing money through delays in operation, but you also have to pull out more cash just to get things back into order.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
When it comes to farm operations, one needs to take into account all sorts of internal and external threats. An Australian Institute of Criminology farm crime survey in 2004 identified thefts involving livestock, vehicles, and equipment as the most frequent threats to farms in remote areas. Even hobby farms, or those usually located near urban centres but whose owners are not present for a considerable length of time, can be targets. If you are mulling an expansion of your farm operations, look into which security measures you need to implement as part of an overall farm management programme. Allow companies such as Container Domes Australia to help you figure out suitable solutions for keeping your facilities protected.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Lightning storms are one of the most spectacular forces of nature you’ll ever encounter in your life. With each bolt packing over 100 million volts of sheer power, the appearance of a bolt of lightning on the horizon is reason enough for anyone working outdoors to seek shelter immediately. A lot of businesses with field operations swear by container domes, such as those made by Container Domes Australia, as suitable places for hunkering down. Various sources have indicated that nearly three-fourths of direct hits from a lightning strike are fatal. Lightning bolts can hit non-labour services personnel or even make tyres explode. When safety is paramount, you need a secure place to keep everything and everyone protected until the storm passes.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
For the past couple of years, countries around the world have witnessed their fair share of devastations and natural disasters, displacing millions of people, destroying farmlands, and just generally impeding economic and industrial growth. A typical example is the Australian landscape which is often hit by severe floods, landslides, and wild fires, causing financial distress for its inhabitants and communities at large. The Australian economy is one of the largest mixed market economies in the world, driven partly by its mining and agricultural sectors, featuring a lot of private investments and participation. To combat some of the problems brought about by these disasters, some forward thinking companies introduced dome shelters, specifically designed to solve the problems of warehousing and transporting large equipment back and forth. These shelters have been beneficial in three of Australia’s economic indicators: the industrial, rural agriculture, and mining sectors.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Mining is among the many industries that necessitates the use of heavy-duty equipment, with their workers braving harsh conditions just to dig deep through the earth and discover treasures used in all kinds of industries. Mining companies will often set up camp in remote areas to further scout precious minerals that can benefit everyone. Constructing a remote mine camp can be considered an art. Mining companies will need practical and conventional alternatives to permanent structures, and will opt for structures that are designed for easy installation, dismantling and relocating. Among these structures is the container shed, which the mining industry makes use frequent use of to help carry out their goal of scouting and producing minerals.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
When people think of mining in Australia, they often think of the punishing heat of the Outback and its wide wilderness. The main problem with mining in the area is the environmental challenge of it; the high temperatures, the winds and the elements all conspire to make it difficult for any mining company to do their job. One of the things that can make it easier is to have container dome shelters set up at the mining site. Why Container Shelters? Companies like Container Domes Australia offer professional container dome installation for mining companies. The big question many ask is: why opt for shelters based on shipping containers? The main thing that container-based architecture delivers is ease and convenience. The main advantage of resorting to container-based architecture is that they are pre-fabricated, meaning that all you need to do it to assemble the structure when it arrives at your mining location.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
When people think about Australian industry, they often think of great factories and the like. They’re a source of a large amount of revenue. These companies are dependent on their heavy machinery to keep functioning. The problem with this is that they can be quite susceptible to wear-and-tear and can break down if not given proper care. This is where firms like Container Domes Australia come in. Dome Shelter Applications The main danger to heavy equipment is the elements. By providing them with igloo shelters, your company can get its property out of the wind and the rain. This is especially important when Australia is in its rainy season; water is a threat to a lot of heavy machinery because it can start the rusting process. When that happens, you can expect your machinery to start breaking down with regular frequency.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Container shelters are helpful for a number of things, such as for extending your workplace or sheltering valuable equipment. If you have never done this before, it would be obviously difficult to select a suitable container shelter. Buyers have to take into consideration many important factors in order to make the right choice. Below are useful tips and recommendations that will certainly help you select the best dome shelter in Australia. There are three main types, namely, industrial, mining and rural container shelters. Buyers have to select the type of dome shelters that correspond to their needs. Industrial Dome Shelters Are you planning to expand your business? Do you need extra work space for storing plant equipment, materials or vehicles? If so, you need to purchase industrial dome shelters. Industrial dome shelters are designed to cater to the needs of various industries.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
State-of-the-art dome shelters are widely used by companies which are involved in shipping, transportation, and logistics. A container shed is undoubtedly ideal for companies that specialize in transporting products and equipment, as this solution grants greater versatility and accessibility. Why You Need to Buy Container Shelters for Your Business Does your company provide transportation and logistics services? Obviously, you will need to have extra space for storing products, machinery, and equipment. Some business owners go about this problem by deciding to construct buildings to get the extra work space they need. However, this is not the most cost-effective option as this requires spending a lot of time and money for constructing the dedicated storage areas.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Every Australian company doing industrial-related business, especially in the rural areas, manages sites that usually require extra storage and shelter for grain, livestock, equipment, and manpower. When business growth occurs, or a new contract comes up, and the demand for an extra workshop is called for, fortunately, there’s one real solution, without the need for relocating: a container dome. These protective domes or container sheds can be built to any size or length that suits a variety of industrial and rural applications. Some companies specialising in on-site shelter solutions, such as Container Domes Australia, can manufacture and install dome shelters, container sheds, or remote workstations, among others. To protect tall drilling equipment, for instance, the containers could be stacked up in multiples to the required height.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Have you decided to purchase a site shelter for your business in Australia? Your decision is absolutely correct! It is very important for a business owner to make the right choice. Obviously, you need to focus on the most up-to-date dome shelters that come with all the necessary features. These domes provide extra space that can be effectively used for storing machinery, equipment, and tools, serve as workshops, and provide extra warehousing space or office space. Additionally, the modern container dome shelters has many other important competitive advantages. To ensure you get the best-quality container Domes, choose those that have been designed and produced by ISO-certified companies in Australia. Additionally, look for Cyclone Rated and Engineer Certified products to give you peace of mind that the structures can withstand harsh weather elements out in the field, and will provide effective protection against sun, rain, wind, and dust.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The increase in demand for quality dome shelters could also be attributed to the growing trend of using solar energy along with storage units. Just like any other structure on the farm, storage or shelters would also require the use of electricity. Diesel generators of old, however, tend to be costly. Fortunately today, solar energy is becoming more and more accessible, thanks to the growing consumer demand. It has become so popular, in fact, that some storage providers like Container Domes Australia are now offering solar kits and back-up generators as add-ons to their storage units. With energy available in the dome shelters, CCTV cameras, lighting, and equipment can all be installed to further ensure the safety of its contents. Farmers nowadays are a lot more eager to learn and apply modern technology to their farming methods. The goal of course of every farmer is to earn more, and modern methods will allow them to do so.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The utilization of solar energy is still considered to be in its early stages and there are still a lot of research that needs to be done on this. For example, some container shed providers like Container Domes Australia now offer add-ons that will upgrade your basic storage into multi-functional spaces that is both safe and comfortable. Some make use of solar panels that capture energy for powering lights, CCTV units, and computers. With these add-ons, a regular storage space can easily be converted into an additional working space, such as an office or a resting lounge for workers, among other possible functions. Uses like these are just the tip of the iceberg. It is estimated that installing a solar power plant in a mine in Australia could save 600,000 gallons of diesel. This means substantial cost savings, with an unlimited energy source.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Farming is serious business, and when you are hard at work out in the fields, you will often need a place to store your hard-grown produce or your equipment in. A container dome system can emerge as an amenable storage and shelter solution, although not without trial and error. A farming couple from Western Australia learned that the hard way when a dome system they set up on their own for their farm goats flipped over amidst strong winds, a post in the Farmers Way of Life blog read. They obviously decided that the cheapest option was the best option, which obviously didn’t turn out to be the case. The above can be of some concern for farmers anywhere in Australia, especially when storage space is at a premium. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that private grain stocks in the country’s eastern farms are expected to grow by up to 50% within the next few years.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
If you’ve just taken up flying as a hobby and have decided to invest in a private aeroplane and a piece of land for constructing an airstrip and hangar, it would be good to know that this wouldn’t be a problem. Current airstrips are either grass, dirt, or concrete, some of which are being used as emergency fields by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. If you need a suitable aircraft hangar, you could use a sturdy container dome manufactured by companies like Container Domes Australia to store the aeroplane away and protect it from the elements. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you set up a hangar.