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FORTRESS Protective Buildings Newsletter No.1 shares insights on development of the first Multi-hazard Resistant Building

Sign Up For Our Newsletter Karen Vilas explains to BIC Magazine what sets us apart President, Karen Vilas, leading a tour of one of our FORTRESS Protective Buildings. Karen Vilas has more than 15 years of technical consulting experience in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and energy industries. As President of FORTRESS Protective Buildings, Vilas’…

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Permanent Modular Buildings vs. Portable Buildings

The module of a permanent modular building being lifted and placed by a crane for installation.

Key differences between portable buildings and permanent buildings of modular construction for your facility  Modular buildings are common structures at facilities like construction sites, manufacturing plants, refineries, and elsewhere. They also make up many medical or office structures in several industries. However, modular buildings may be permanent or portable depending on one’s needs or site…

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Numbers don’t lie – FORTRESS is greener and cheaper, according to building life cycle assessments

Concrete slab onto which a FORTRESS protective building will be installed

A life cycle analysis involves analyzing and measuring the potential lifetime environmental and cost impact of an organization’s building (or product or system). For example, a comprehensive building life cycle analysis for a corporate manufacturing plant may look at: Thorough life cycle assessments are normally governed by international standards such as ISO 14040 or 14044.…

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Precast Concrete Buildings – Ideal for Disaster Resilience

Why precast concrete buildings are recommended for worksite safety & disaster protection: Every worksite must account for staff protection during an emergency or natural disaster. Protecting workers is of chief importance during a catastrophe, especially if a worksite is exposed to blast, fire, or other potential operational and natural hazards. Planning and safety drills only…

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What Are Disaster-Resilient Structures?

The importance & benefits of disaster-resilient structures at modern worksites: Disaster can strike at any time, even with proper precautions. Toxic chemical leaks, explosions, or severe weather events can endanger worksite personnel and critical equipment. Organizations can’t anticipate or stop every potential disaster. But they can prepare ahead of time by choosing disaster-resilient structures. Properly…

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FORTRESS: The Perfect Modern Industrial Building for On-Site Protection

FORTRESS brings the style, comfort, & safety of modern industrial buildings to your worksite: Many industrial buildings are functional, but they aren’t that comfortable or appealing for building occupants. Others are more aesthetically pleasing but leave much to be desired in terms of equipment or personnel protection. The best modern industrial buildings take both form…

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Ensure Critical Equipment Protection with FORTRESS

How FORTRESS minimizes business interruption risk & offers consistent critical equipment protection While FORTRESS Building was designed for an effective efficient and protected work space for personnel, it also can be used protect critical equipment and key infrastructure. Every business hopes for smooth operations and minimal disruptions. But as the saying goes, it’s wise to…

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Get to Know: Tim Host

Tim Host is FORTRESS Protective Building’s Director of Regional Account Development for North America and started working with the FORTRESS team on December 13, 2021.  Tim came onboard with 15 years of modular building experience. “I saw FORTRESS and how it married all the benefits of an individually designed concrete tilt wall building with modular…

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