Wherever your project is, it’s important that your equipment and workers are protected, which means you will need to provide a shelter that is appropriate for their needs, and the location. Given the extreme variation in landscape and climate across Australia, a one-size-fits-all solution won’t always work.

Finding and installing the right shelter can be a challenge anywhere, but if you are working on a site in a remote area, or one with access issues, it can be even more difficult. Many companies can struggle to find the right warehousing solutions due to lack of resources, long travelling distances, adverse weather conditions, tight security protocols for access, or limited equipment and skilled labour on hand.

Fortunately, at Allshelter, we have experience in dealing with the unique challenges that come with finding warehousing solutions for remote areas and difficult sites.

Just recently, we completed a project with Leighton Contractors on a massive construction site near Darwin in the Northern Territory. This project illustrates some of the difficulties with finding the right warehousing solutions for a site with some key location challenges, and demonstrates some of the ways that we were able to overcome these challenges.

Project

The scope of the project was to provide a covered warehouse area for the storage of bulk goods, and also to provide a covered workshop area so that vehicles and equipment could be maintained under shelter. As well as this, the client asked us to provide them with expert advice on the concrete slab and the connections between the shelters and the concrete slab.

Some of the particular challenges of this project included:

  • Getting materials onto site through a slow security process.
  • Adverse weather conditions and the need to continue working through the rainy season with constant lightning strikes.
  • The requirement for adequate clearances in the design.
  • There was limited equipment and skilled labour available on the site, so the shelters needed to be designed with easy installation in mind.

Solution

In order to solve the issue of access to the site due to strict security procedures, Leighton Contractors opted to erect a large warehouse on-site, to store all the materials that would be needed for the project over the months ahead.

The warehouse also provided all-weather access and allowed the team to continue working throughout the rainy season, while remaining protected from the elements.

In close consultation with the client, Allshelter was able to design, engineer and manufacture two shelters that exactly matched the client’s requirements, especially concerning clearances. The end specifications were:

  • 1 x SCALS3554C – 35m wide x 54m long x 13m high – Including 2 x Full Doorway Endwalls, 2 x Bifold Doors and 2 x PA Doors
  • 1 x SCALS3530C – 35m wide x 30m long x 13m high – Including 2 x Full Doorway Endwalls, 2 x Bifold Doors and 2 x PA Doors

The shelters were created with close attention to detail, and although the shelters were installed by the Allshelter team, they were designed to be easy to erect with limited skilled labour and equipment on hand.

Outcomes

The client was very happy with the final product. As well as successfully creating the shelters to meet the client’s specifications, Allshelter was also able to provide delivery and installation of the shelters within the client’s budget and required timeframe.

No matter how remote the area or how difficult the conditions and site access are, if you need to find a warehousing or shelter solution, it’s important to work with a provider that is experienced at managing the challenges specific to these locations.

At Allshelter, we are experts in warehousing solutions for remote and challenging sites. To find out more about our services or to discuss your requirements in detail, please contact one of our friendly team today.

 


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