BigSteelBox Structures Applauds Buy BC Program
Kelowna-based company looks to supply sustainable workforce accommodations to the expanding LNG industry
November 18, 2014 – Victoria BigSteelBox Structures, a leading provider of steel modular buildings and accommodations, was on the grounds of the B.C. Parliament Buildings today raising awareness of the opportunities for B.C. businesses brought by the expanding liquid natural gas (LNG) industry. Total industry investment into B.C. is estimated to be $175 billion as new LNG plants are constructed between 2015-2024.
"We’re excited about the opportunities the LNG-Buy BC program brings and we applaud the efforts of government to connect local suppliers with industry," says Devon Siebenga, president BigSteelBox Structures. "We’re proud to have both our head office and manufacturing facilities based here in B.C. and our proximity means a custom modular structure can be designed, built and shipped in record time."
Quality living quarters combined with mobility and sustainability are the standard for BigSteelBox Structures' next generation of remote worksite accommodations. For more than a decade, the Kelowna-based company has modified ocean-shipping containers into a variety of custom structures including offices, accommodations, lunchrooms and washroom facilities.
"We're setting out to change the way people look at workforce accommodations and modular structures, and our luxury living quarters are a great example how innovative design and finishing can combine with durable and sustainable steel to provide greater comfort and functionality," says Siebenga, who toured Minister of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training Shirley Bond through the living suite constructed inside a 40’ BigSteelBox.
"Our product is built to be moved, incredibly durable, and made to truly feel like a home away from home," says Siebenga.
In response to the growing opportunities the LNG industry brings, BigSteelBox is looking at adding locations in both Kitimat and Prince Rupert to complement existing stores in Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace and Smithers. Details of BigSteelBox’s mobile storage and mobile structures can be found on the new LNG-Buy BC online tool at www.LNGBuyBC.ca.
"The LNG-Buy BC online tool is the best way for proponents, contractors and other B.C. businesses to get a head start by creating awareness and promoting what they have to offer," says Minister Bond.
BigSteelBox Structures has completed over 700 projects using modified shipping containers, with customers including Rio Tinto, Cenovus Energy, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp and Teck Resources Limited.
Composed of corten corrugated steel, BigSteelBoxes are built to withstand the abuse of ocean travel and constant movement. The structures can be shipped by boat, truck or train and are virtually indestructible. Unlike traditional wood-frame construction, a BigSteelBox Structure provides a sustainable solution and can be refurbished and re-purposed, even after many years in the field.
B.C. has an estimated 2,933 trillion cubic feet supply of natural gas and the new industry is expected to create 100,000 jobs for British Columbians. Job opportunities with BigSteelBox are posted at bigsteelbox.com/careers.
Residential Moving & Storage
BigSteelBox makes residential moving and storage simple.
We deliver a BigSteelBox to your home, you pack it at your own pace, then we pick it up and move it to your new home. If you need storage, keep the Box at your place or we'll store it at one of our secure locations.
Benefits of Building with Steel
For mobile structures on remote worksites, building with steel makes sense when compared to wood-frame construction.
BigSteelBoxes are built for ocean shipping and withstanding the elements, so they're much more solid, durable and stackable than trailers.