We’ve heard from more and more mining, oil and gas operators about the woes of workforce housing in Canada and the most active U.S. Shale plays: the Bakken in ND, Marcellus in PA and the Eagle Ford in Texas. But workforce housing doesn’t have to be complicated, or even expensive. A variety of housing solutions are available now, from single unit living quarters to large modular camps. Many of these buildings are constructed in a factory, then shipped to your site ready to use.
We recently completed five large dormitories in Labrador City, Newfoundland that allowed Bechtel and Iron-Ore Canada to bring workers onsite. With workers in a controlled environment and well rested, the companies saw improved productivity, better worksite safety and significant savings to their bottom line.
Watch this time-lapse video that shows three of the five buildings in motion. Then, share your thoughts on workforce housing for oil and natural gas.