Here at Aluminum Shelters dot net, Mardan Fabrication offers blog articles about aluminum shelters, particularly prefabricated
aluminum shelters, also known as prefab aluminum shelters. Our goal is to help you find the best aluminum shelter or guard booth for the project at
hand. Generally speaking, prefab shelters (prefabricated and/or factory assembled shelters) are small aluminum buildings that
can be purchased easily and ship to location ready to install and use; prefab aluminum shelters are portable. There are lots of kinds of aluminum shelters and many styles and materials to
consider when you make a purchase decision.
Smoking shelters are designed to provide an area outside of a building that people who smoke can go while working or at school etc. They are designated areas because a lot of businesses or facilities do not want to have people smoking in any random areas since a lot of patrons do not smoke. Mardan Fabrication manufactures prefabricated aluminum smoke shelters that can be installed in multiple environments with many options to choose from. Whether you want a basic aluminum smoke shelter or one with a hip roof or heating and lighting, we can provide that.
This particular smoke shelter is located outside of the business school at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. This smoke shelter is also used as a transit shelter for the campus. This allows students or faculty an area to smoke while either attending or teaching classes. This particular smoking shelter was is 6′ x 12′ and is painted silver and was provided with green tinted hurricane glass. For more information, please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com
Prefabricated shelters whether it’s for security, transit, smoking shelter etc. is an easier and more efficient way to install the shelters. People these days are looking for the least time consuming way to complete a task and this is the way to do it. They do not want to have to do any assembly of the shelter onsite. That’s why Mardan Fabrication manufactures them preassembled and prefinished.
This particular shelter was manufactured for revenue collection. It provides the consumer with cover from harsh weather conditions while paying for parking. This particular customer specifically said that they wanted the easiest and most efficient way of installing the pay-station shelter and arriving prefabricated was the way to go. For more information, please visit our main website at www.mardanfab.com.
Transit Shelter Vista Style A
With fuel costs being so high, many people are deciding to use public transportation versus driving their own vehicles. Taking public transportation means you may have to wait a few minutes or possibly longer outside for a bus, taxi, or ride share. Mardan Fabrication transit shelters provide relief from the weather. Whether it is raining, snowing, or high winds, our transit shelters provide protection for the consumer using public transportation. The transit shelters can be as basic as three sided glass with an open front. All the way to having a standing seam metal roof, shelter being painted, custom glazing or electrical package. The transit shelters maximize the ability for consumers to use public transportation without having to inconvenience themselves with poor weather.
This particular transit shelter is located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. They have multiple bus stop locations for the students to wait for transportation around campus. This transit shelter was painted silver with a 3″ overhang and has green tinted impact resistant glass. The size of the transit shelter is 6′ x 12′.
Aluminum Shelter Style A
When a customer goes to purchase an aluminum shelter, they must take a lot of things into consideration. The main reason they need the aluminum shelter, the size, the type of glass, type of roof and whether or not the shelter is painted. Mardan Fabrication has an extensive list of options available. Whether it’s being manufactured for a transit shelter, smoke shelter, waiting area to name a few, we can accommodate the need. The shelters are manufactured with prefinished white aluminum construction. If the shelter needs to be painted, we have a very large choice of colors from our color chart to choose from. We also have our standard 3″ overhang and 8″ high fascia roof profile but can do a standing seam hip roof if you prefer a more customized look. Lastly, the shelters are manufactured with clear tempered safety glass. You can choose insulated glass, impact resistant glass, or polycarbonate if you want something different. A tinted glass option is available as well. For more information, please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com
Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters such as transit shelters are a popular item because they are extremely light in weight and do not rust or deteriorate under harsh weather conditions. When purchasing the transit shelter, all you’ll need onsite is a standard forklift to offload and set the shelter. Use the forklift to get underneath the mounting skid in order to offload it from the truck. Once it’s offloaded from the truck, forklift the shelter to the final installation location and place it on the concrete pad. Making sure that everything on the site is correct, go ahead and lift up the shelter and remove the mounting skid so you can lower the shelter directly on the concrete slab. The shelter will need to be level so shimming may be necessary. Once its level, go ahead and anchor the shelter into the slab. The size of the concrete slab and anchor size should be determined by a local engineer who is familiar with the local code requirements.
How to Install Aluminum Shelters
Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters have many different applications. Whether it is a smoking shelter, bus-shelter, waiting station or pay-station shelter, these units are very easy to install. Mardan manufactures the shelters and preassembles them for shipment. They are mounted on a wooden skid for easy removal from the truck. This also provides extra structural integrity during shipment. Once the shelter arrives at the job site, all you’ll need is a forklift to offload it from the truck. Once it’s offloaded from the truck, forklift the shelter to the final installation location and place it on the concrete pad. Making sure that everything on the site is correct, go ahead and lift up the shelter and remove the mounting skid so you can lower the shelter directly on the concrete slab. The shelter will need to be level so shimming may be necessary. Once its level, go ahead and anchor the shelter into the slab. The size of the concrete slab and anchor size should be determined by a local engineer who is familiar with the local code requirements.
Aluminum shelters can be used for many different applications. They can be used as a bus or transit shelter on a college campus or main road of a municipality or can be used as a pay-station shelter or even smoke shelter. The aluminum construction is best suited for harsh weather environments because the shelters do not rust or deteriorate. Whether it’s rainy or snowing, the aluminum shelters withstand all the elements.
are very important for anyone who uses public transportation. It enables them to stay out of the weather elements either during a big rain storm, snowstorm or just a really hot day. Mardan Fabrication manufactures a prefabricated bus shelter or transit shelter
that can be customized to meet each customer’s desired requirements. The shelters can be manufactured out of our prefinished white aluminum construction or may also be constructed out of galvanized steel. The shelters come standard with clear tempered safety glass, 3″ overhang with 3″ thick roof panel & anchor clips. This particular bus shelter is prefabricated aluminum construction and painted. This transit shelter is customized with glass in the front with two entrances on either side. The transit shelters
have an extensive list of options such as standing seam hip roof, interior lighting with photocell, & different types of glass. For more information please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com
A lot of parking lots across the country are going to walkup pay-stations versus having a manned parking attendant. Whether you are in an area that rains a lot or an area that snows, providing shelter for the customer paying for the parking is extremely important. The aluminum shelter is perfect for this because it is very small and can fit in small locations. Plus, they do not rust or deteriorate should the pay-station be located in a coastal area or in a highly volatile weather condition. The shelters can be manufactured with numerous different options which allow them to be customized to each desired location. The aluminum pay-station shelter could be wired with electric so if a light is needed for nighttime use, it can be achieved.
Aluminum shelters are very light in weight and are easily moveable. They can be used for pay-stations, smoke shelters, and transit shelters to name a few applications. The reason I would pick an aluminum shelter over a steel shelter is because the aluminum doesn’t rust or deteriorate in highly volatile conditions. Coastal areas that have parking lots with walkup pay-stations that require the shelter would be a perfect application for the aluminum whereas steel would eventually rust. The aluminum shelters are manufactured out of prefinished white aluminum construction. If the shelter is painted and the painted is scratched, it will not rust and all you would need to do is apply touch-up paint in that particular area. You wouldn’t have to grind it or sand it in order to prep the area to repaint the shelter. Our aluminum shelters can also be engineered to meet local building codes.