Keeping to deadlines and budget is critical so, when the call comes to mobilise to a new site for a new project, you are going to want to look at ways to save time and money. This will include thinking about the strategies behind making sure that you have the proper covering for plant, equipment, bulk goods and your staff.

Protection from natural weather conditions such as dust storms, torrential downpours, and unbearable energy draining heat should be of concern.

You may be deploying to a region similar to Marble Bar, the Pilbara Region Western Australia, which has an arid climate with very hot summers and mild to warm winters.

Marble Bar actually set a world record of the most consecutive days of maximum temperatures of 37.8 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) or more, during a period of 160 such days. During December and January, temperatures in excess of 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) are common, and the average maximum temperature exceeds normal human body temperature for 6 months each year.

SITE ESTABLISHMENT

  • Have you ever been the first to site?
  • How do you plan to keep dry when it rains?
  • Where would you Shelter when there is a dust storm blowing?
  • Where do you go to stay cool when the temperatures are soaring over 42 degrees?

Setting up a sheltered base, a Command Post, whilst you are preparing the site for the rest of the staff, contractors, plant, equipment, supplies and services will help you towards meeting your deadlines by creating a dry work area to stay productive during negative weather conditions.

SITE PREPARATION:

At some stage you will be ready to deploy all your staff and resources to site. Whether the task involves construction, road building, pipe laying, drilling or even blasting, the benefits from having a shelter system strategy in mind will alleviate much of the downtime by being organised.

On looking at your vehicles, one of the positive impacts of having adequate cover for them will be a cost benefit as it may lead to lower insurance premiums and reduce the depreciation due to them not being weather damaged.

When assessing what size shelters you will need to cover your vehicles there are many aspects that will be needed to be considered like, how much space will I need?;

  • How high are my vehicles?
  • How many vehicles do I want to put in the shelter?
  • How much space do I need on each side of the vehicle?
  • Do I want to only use the shelter for vehicles?

LAYDOWN AREAS

As supplies arrive having a sheltered laydown area is important as in some areas of Australia the weather can turn at a moment’s notice where you may end up with water or dust damaged goods.

What is sometimes a common practice in the supply chain is to drop it and sort it out later approach and then either warehouse it or transport it.

WAREHOUSING

At some stage you are going to want to store your bulk goods and critical parts keeping them dry and away from the elements of the weather.

Maybe even add some racking for essential spares…

WORKSHOPS

As you are becoming more established you will probably need a range of workshops to suit your ever changing requirements.

Small:

Our range of small shelters have been developed for the following uses;

  • Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Small Boilermaker Workshop
  • Small Parts Storage
  • Office and Crib Room Facility

Medium:

Our range of medium shelters have been developed for the following uses;

  • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance
  • Large Equipment Assembly
  • Sandblasting and Painting
  • Washdown Area
  • Body Building and Refurbishment
  • Refuelling and Lubrication Bay
  • Laydown and Warehouse Facility
  • Helicopter and Plane Hangars

Large:

Our range of large shelters have been developed for the following uses;

  • Dump truck maintenance – with the body-up
  • Crane Workshop
  • Powershovel/Excavator Facility

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Last, but not least, Essential Services like a Rescue Chopper, Hazmat Vehicles, Fire Vehicles or even an aircraft may also require covering. Having somewhere to protect these from the elements is essential.

SUMMARY & THE SOLUTION

So, keeping dry when it rains, knowing where to shelter when there is a dust storm blowing and where to go to stay cool when the temperatures are soaring over 42 degrees is no problems when you have invested in an Allshelter System.

What this means is that you should be able to keep your deadlines and stay within your budget.

Points That Matter

  1. An Allshelter is over 15 degrees cooler in the hotter months
  2. An Allshelter is wind rated for your region and can be manufactured to handle over 300km/h cyclonic winds without having to remove the cover.

Other benefits:

  1. An Allshelter has natural ventilation allowing no build up of toxic, irritating or dangerous odours.
  2. Having a semi translucent fabric covering an Allshelter allows an even spread of natural light.
  3. The cover of an Allshelter gives Ultra Violet Ray Protection

The consequences of not having the proper shelter strategy in place means:

  • Production may be reduced due to wet weather
  • Your workforce may suffer fatigue quicker due to the heat
  • Your bulk goods may be weather damaged due to a lack of protection from the elements
  • Your spare parts, plant and equipment may become waterlogged or even clogged with mud or full of dust

which may effect you staying on time and keeping to your deadline.

Other areas you may wish to consider is after the accommodation units have been installed you may have a requirement for covered walkways, covered emergency areas or even a covered activities area.


Our Work


Featured Articles
0135_CALS18-9.12.DS

MDL - Sabodala Gold Mine, West Africa

Our customer, MDL, successfully progressed the Sabodala gold project in south eastern Senegal from exploration to construction and into o

Read More

sbs-fence

Rain, hail or shine: SBS Fence keeps working

SBS Fence offer temporary fencing & portable toilet hire to suit all needs from construction to events. SBS were struggling to keep u

Read More

Noske-Logistics-Contaner-Dome-Shelter

Kelly Logistics Project

Kelly Logistics is a dynamic, bulk transport logistics solutions service provider with an extreme focus on providing all customers with "K

Read More

Nightquarter-Markets

Nightquarter Markets

NightQuarter is the Gold Coast’s newest creative playground, featuring night markets, micro-restaurants, emerging fashion and a unique l

Read More

Bothar

Bothar Boring

Bothar Boring contacted Allshelter for a shelter to cover their tunneling machines in Qatar. Because their storage solution needs were so

Read More

vsl

VSL Australia

VSL Australia, a VSL Group subsidiary, is an expert in post-tensioning systems for civil engineering structures and buildings. In 1954 th

Read More

OCEANA-INTERNATIONAL-1

Oceana International

Project Overview Allshelter were engaged by Oceana International to complete a design, manufacture & install a shelter structure fo

Read More

ugl

UGL

Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia’s largest diversified listed corporation since its origin in 1914. With undertakings in coal

Read More

Leighton-Contractors-

Leighton Contractors

How Allshelter helped Leighton Contractors with a bulk storage warehouse & maintenance shelter for the gas processing plant. Proje

Read More

beach-energy

Beach Energy

Vast and rugged, the outback provides a dramatic backdrop for Beach Energy to claim its position as Australia’s largest onshore oil pro

Read More