In 2014, around 133,000 people were employed in Alberta’s energy sector, with much of that population being housed in modular man camps. These prefabricated man camps are on the rise in the oil sands industry in Canada, as well as states like Alaska. What can workers expect from oil field camps in the North? Here is what you need to know.
As you might have gathered, man camps are temporary housing for oilfield employees who work in remote drilling areas. Often, there are not enough hotel rooms or other outside housing to go around, so drilling companies will provide rooms for their workers in temporary units. Living in these remote and extreme climate areas is not as bad as it sounds.
Nashua Builders manufacture most of the modular man camps that exist in the extreme weather climates of Canada and Alaska. Included are highly rated insulation and vapor-barrier construction to keep cold temperatures away from the camp’s residents when they are off-duty.
After our superior construction, oil companies add the comforts of home, building the units into a self-sufficient community. Many have town-like centers with convenience stores, fitness centers and entertainment venues. When workers get hungry, they may be treated to the masterpieces of sous chefs, with everything from a health bar to diner foods and ice cream. Bunks are plain, but often have cable TV and wifi, as well as semi-private bathrooms.
Crime is a concern for towns near prefabricated man camps. However, drilling companies are putting an end to extracurricular mayhem by forbidding guns, alcohol, drugs and unauthorized persons in their units. Because of this, oil field camps are safer than they have ever been.
Camps are becoming commonplace in remote areas for employees who work hard days to provide oil to their countrymen. As competition rises for the best workers, oil companies are finding it necessary to provide luxuries as well as necessities to lure them in. Man camps are becoming more than just housing; they are becoming a real community.
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