The field equipment may be required in one area for several years, but then no longer be needed at that location. Do they abandon the building? No–they often reuse it! One of their engineers, explains, “The way the Shelter Works buildings are set up, they are easy to move. By detaching the anchors that hold
them to a concrete pad and using the lifting rings on the corners of each building, a backhoe is typically all that is needed to move the building. Generally these are smaller buildings that weigh a little over 1 ton. We just pull the Shelter Works building off of the concrete slab and send it on a truck to another
location. That keeps costs down and helps preserve our budgets.”
Typically, a SCADA building is either 8’ x 10’ or 10’ x 16’, whereas their odorizer setup can be configured in any one of four different sizes. The engineer went on to say, “We know they work well–their reliability record is very strong. They show up on time; we know what we’re getting; and they last a long
time. In fact, we have found that the Shelter Works fiberglass building typically outlasts the equipment it houses.“ This utility has been able to extend the life and usefulness of a given Shelter Works structure by reusing it…simply moving it to a different location.