Posts Tagged ‘quonset buildings’

What are Nissen Huts?

Quonset Huts during WWI

Nissen huts have fallen in popularity since their invention in WWI. To our knowledge no one is actively producing them but their essence lives on in a similar building style; quonsets. What are Nissen Huts? They are an arch-style building consisting of an internal frame with steel over it. The internal frame was typically steel.…

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The Quonset Hut’s Contributions to World War 2

Quonset Huts during WWI

Furthering our post last week. Here’s are a few more facts about WW2 and the Quonset’s contribution. Named after Quonset Point in North Kingston, Rhode Island where the Naval Construction Battalion Center was based, the Quonset Hut made the Americans’ efforts at chasing down the Japanese and concentrating troops easier. Since the huts were easy…

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The Key Role Quonset Huts Played in World War II

Quonset Huts during WWI

There are a lot of factors that contributed to the US/Allied victory over the Axis powers in World War II. Ask a historian about a contributing factor and you will get an answer that might vary from another opinion given by another historian. Considering how big and complicated World War II was, this diversity of…

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Why a Quonset Building is Ideal for Remote Locations

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It doesn’t matter if you choose Modular, Manufactured, or Panelized construction, each part is made up of ready-made components, on an assembly line, in a factory, out of harm’s way from weather and thieves. After each of the pieces are built they are set up for transport to your site. Tractor trailers are used for…

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Top 4 Reasons Why Prefabricated Metal Buildings are the Wave of the Future

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We live in fast-moving and fast-changing times, we need buildings, structures, and architecture that can morph in light speed. What made sense a few years back might be completely absurd today. This is why more and more companies and individuals are considering prefabricated metal buildings. They are looking forward to several years in the future,…

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Why Metal Buildings in Canada are Increasing in Popularity

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If you got on a Canadian highway three or four decades ago, most of the structures you’d see on the road would be made of wood, concrete and steel, or wood or wood composites. As you zip through farm areas and towns and cities, the same repeating pattern would play out-most buildings would be made…

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Why a Prefab Quonset Building is Ideal for Remote Locations

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Over the years there have been many advances within the industry of steel buildings. Today they are so much more than the not so elegant doublewides of days gone by. Modular, Panelized, Precut, and Manufactured building are all categories of modern prefab building. When completed modern steel buildings are very hard to distinguish from conventional…

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