Thomas Building are a Western Australian construction company delivering a range of residential and commercial projects throughout the state.
Thomas Building have been constructing a new mining maintenance and repair service centre in Gap Ridge, just outside Karratha, for Finnish industrial machinery company Metso. The huge industrial site will be Metso’s base of operations in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions, where they will provide services for mining and aggregates customers.
This project involved the need for a Fit-For-Purpose paint and blast facility. A trustworthy solution was sought, that could be manufactured to a high standard to suit the world-class facility.
DomeShelter Australia provided two 12m wide by 9.6m long Concrete Wall Mounted Fabric Shelters, for use as a Paint and Sandblasting booth, respectively. Both Shelters feature Super-Rise roof structures, giving them a total height of 8.3m.
The Shelters also feature large sliding doors with inbuilt louvres, to fully enclose the booths during works for proper containment while still promoting air flow. The Paint Booth incorporates an outfitted sea container along the rear Endwall, into which an industrial ventilation system is built.
The sandblasting booth features an adjoining Recovery System Shelter, measuring 10m wide by 7.2 m long, for housing an abrasive media recycling system. The concrete wall features a gap for easy PA access between the two Shelters.
Each Shelter is engineered to withstand the Wind Region D – Cyclonic conditions that are experienced in the region. DomeShelter™ Structures were the preferred choice for the Paint & Blast facility; not only are Fabric Shelters light, bright and well-ventilated, but the Fabric Tarp absorbs soundwaves, as opposed to steel which reflects sound waves, making for much more pleasant internal acoustics when performing noisy work such as sandblasting. Super-Rise roof structures were also a more cost-effective overall solution to achieve the height clearance needed for works and the aggregate recycling system involved.