Alaska is the largest state (by area) in the U.S. and also one of the most affluent states, with the third highest per capita gross state product. It’s one of only two states (along with Hawaii) not to be bordered by another state so you can only get to certain areas by air or sea travel. Alaska steel buildings have been critical to ease travel difficulties in the state.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, for instance, underwent significant structural improvements to accommodate the growing tourism business. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry system helps people travel from city to city, and steel buildings are used to store sea vessels and extract petroleum, which is responsible for 80% of the state’s revenues.
Despite having the 3rd lowest population in the country with just 670,000 people, Alaska is quickly becoming a popular tourist attraction. Both recreational and commercial fishermen head to Alaska to do ice fishing, where seafood is the state’s top export. Steel buildings has provided reliable hotel and lodges for tourists, as well as multiple small huts for individual ice hole fishing.
Not surprisingly, Alaska is known for its harsh temperatures which include frequent blizzards and below zero temperatures. Temperatures regularly fall below 60 degrees in the Alaska interior and precipitation that falls usually stays until the season ends. Steel buildings must be well-insulated to keep comfortable and able to bear heavy snow loads and handle heavy winds. In addition, quality steel construction helps temper expensive Alaskan fuel costs.
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