Commercial Steel Building in Fairbanks, Alaska

Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., fabricated and supplied these (2) commercial steel buildings for a customer in Fairbanks, Alaska, in May of 2015.

Conveniently located between several main thoroughfares and the Fairbanks International Airport, the pair of durable, rugged, and insulated steel buildings together serve as a commercial shipping facility for FedEx, a delivery service company known for overnight shipping, package-tracking, and providing real-time updates for its users. The large and sustainable steel shipping facility is comprised of two smaller structures, both of which offer the strength and extreme durability Alaska’s variable demands, and the facility features a range of customizations that make it suitable and ideal for its intended use.

Affordable, Reliable Commercial Construction Solutions

Engineering buildings intended for use in Alaska involve special geographic considerations, and Sunward Steel has nearly 50 years of experience fabricating steel buildings for use in the state and throughout the United States and Canada. Offering near-endless customizability in terms of climate control, accessibility, interior and exterior features, and so on, steel buildings provide affordable, versatile work environments for business owners and entrepreneurs seeking low-cost, low-maintenance, and long-lasting construction solutions.

The largest city in Alaska’s interior region, Fairbanks falls within the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Home to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the community lies roughly 360 miles north of Anchorage and about 95 miles from Delta Junction.

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Building Specifications

Offering the supreme durability Alaskan construction requires, this pre-engineered metal shipping facility features top-of-the-line steel construction, and once raised, it stands 116.33’x196.33’x20’ in size and spans 23,486 square feet. Energy efficient and accommodating, the Misty Gray-colored facility features a clear-span design, which maximizes space and overhead clearance while creating a comfortable, obstruction-free work environment.

A high-performance insulation system serves as a key shipping facility feature, with an R-38 White Energy Saver System installed within the business’s roof and walls. The insulation system helps keep FedEx workers comfortable and shipped items at consistent temperatures, regardless of time of year, and it also helps lower energy bills associated with the company. A hardwearing, corrosion-resistant Galvalume roof with a 0.5:12 pitch serves as another key feature, while (33) framed openings enhance accessibility for facility workers.

Included are (7) 3070 openings enclosing (7) 3070 windows, (6) 6’x7’ overhead framed openings, (5) 8’x9’ overhead framed openings, (2) 14’x16’ framed openings, (6) 18’x16’ overhead openings, (6) 4.08’x4.08’ openings and (6) 49”x49” windows. Additional customizations include a high, 130-mph wind speed rating and a 50-pound snow load; inclusions made in adherence to local building code requirements and with respect for the region’s typical climate and weather patterns.