Fabric Building Solutions for Canadian Mining Companies
Written by Cobra Structures
The Canadian mining industry is constantly growing, which is why Cobra Structures started off 2020 in northwestern Ontario with two major projects for a high-end mining client. The first was the supply and installation of a 30,000 square foot heated warehouse, the second building a 7,440 square foot lubricant cold storage warehouse.
The industry connections and proven capabilities of Cobra Structures led the client to select them as the right choice for their full turnkey provider. They delivered on both structures.
Heated Warehouse – 150’ wide x 200’ long
The 150’ wide 200’ long free-span warehouse is fully insulated and features controlled applications such as heating, lighting, fire suppression, and other electrical components.
For the building type, Cobra Structures recommended the client their Genesis Building. The Genesis is a popular option among commercial warehouses as its free-span webbed trusses provide maximum storage space, allowing equipment to move around with ease. The structure provides exceptional snow load capacity and its generous profile features a huge clear-span with superior building height for racking supplies.
Another significant feature of this particular project is the 24’ x 50’ truck bay attached to the main fabric building. The fabric-covered bay covers the entire loading area and provides enough width for semi-trucks to back in while with extra room on each side. Most importantly, it covers the loading area year-round to protect transported materials from any harsh weather exposure.
This project was a prime example of Cobra Structures’ ability to take on any full turnkey project with tailored customizations such as the truck bay. Their installation team spent approximately two months during the winter erecting the fabric buildings in northwest Ontario. Temperatures dropped to over -30 °C when they were on-site, with heavy snowfall as well. The Cobra Structures installation team can travel anywhere, anytime of the year to complete projects.
The weather didn’t stop Cobra Structures’ team and they kept their operations efficient. That meant prioritizing in-depth daily project planning and forecasting high-snow days to plan for any additional support needed.
Cold Storage Warehouse – 62’ wide x 120’ long
The second fabric structure for the mining client was a lubricant storage warehouse built with Cobra Structures’ shipping container foundation. With six customized 40-foot-long sea containers that have roll-up door access outside and also from inside the building, the cold storage warehouse has maximum accessible storage space.
This building was a 62’ x 120’ Atlas Building totalling 7,440 square feet. The Atlas is a popular building profile for a shipping container foundation due to its ease of setup, generous interior space and cost effectiveness.
The sea can container foundation is one Cobra Structures excels at. They have installed previous fabric structures with this foundation and work closely with their sister company, Bison Container Homes, for custom sea can container solutions.
Cobra Structures also added a container eave package to this fabric structure. The eave system ensures that snow and rain is carried away from the structure and doesn’t accumulate on top of the sea can containers, thus mitigating damage to the building.
Within two weeks, this mining client had their new cold storage warehouse ready for use. They’ve since used the structure for storing oil, gas, grease, and other chemicals vital to their daily operations. The extra storage spaces from the containers have been of great benefit.
The shipping container foundation was another example of how Cobra Structures can handle custom, innovative building solutions.
Cobra Structures’ Mining & Exploration Buildings
Specializing in commercial buildings, the warehouses highlighted how Cobra Structures is your premier fabric building provider. Whether big or small, their team will perform at their best to provide industry-leading quality and service. If your building requires controlled features, their mechanical division, Cobra Mechanical, is on task to handle your requirements. From the first point of contact until the completion of the project— they keep you on time and on budget.
Cobra Structures’ pre-engineered exploration fabric buildings are quick and easy to install, particularly in remote areas. Their buildings’ extra high unobstructed clearances accommodate equipment of all sizes and allow you to maximize your usable storage area.
They can erect their fabric structures on a variety of foundation styles, giving you the flexibility to operate, relocate, or deconstruct a building when finished at a worksite.
Their installation team thrives in any environments. They have valuable experience working in northern winter climates, designing custom structures that met clients’ needs, and managing worksites in order to stay on time and on budget.
Additional Fabric Building Warehouse Photos
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About Cobra Structures
Cobra Structures specializes in the sales and installation of pre-engineered fabric buildings throughout North America. Based just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cobra Structures offers industry-leading options for all your building needs.
Cobra Structures serves clients with building solutions ranging from 24’ to over 200’ wide and in a variety of building profiles. As a premier commercial and industrial turnkey provider, they have decades of experience in the supply and installation of buildings including insulation packages, heating, electrical, lighting, and more.
Cobra Structures is also an authorized Britespan dealer. This winning combination provides the very best the industry can offer, including an industry-leading 20-year warranty.