How Much Does a Portable Building Cost?


How Much Does a Portable Building Cost?

Have you considered a portable modular building to solve your urgent need for more space at an affordable price? How much does it cost? Does this type of construction meet building codes?

Modular Genius, Inc. designs, builds and installs award-winning modular building solutions for every industry, from offices, to complete school campuses, to multi-story medical centers, to state and national park visitor centers and ranger stations, to government and military structures and more. We are also a turnkey modular building contractor and a GSA Schedule Contract Holder GS-07F-0124W with the Federal Government.

Modular buildings meet or exceed all state and local building codes, cost substantially less than conventionally built offices, and the ready-to-use space can be delivered in a very short time for quick occupancy.

If you know you will be moving your portable building frequently from site to site, it can be designed to make it easy to move at a moment’s notice. On the other hand, if you plan for a more permanent location, the building can be placed on the ground or on a foundation, yet still be moved with minimal effort.

Whether you have a short term, long term, or permanent need, there are portable buildings available that will suit your project and budget.

Modular Classrooms – When you need fast, flexible teaching space, consider modular classrooms or training facilities for a single classroom to an entire campus. Add portable libraries, science labs, gymnasiums, bookstores and other functional spaces.

Modular Church Buildings – If your church, synagogue, temple or assembly hall is bursting at the seams, consider modular church buildings for the extra space you need. Add on a prayer center, choir room, a new chapel, youth center, or Sunday school center.  Technical innovations, such as “clear span” framing systems, allow for wide open interior spaces without the need for interior support columns.

Modular Daycare Facilities – The use of modular buildings for child care will save you a bundle (average of 20%) – money you could use for furniture, tools and supplies that create a stimulating learning environment. Just about any imaginable child-friendly feature can be incorporated into modern modular daycare buildings.

Modular Healthcare Facilities – Expand your medical or dental facilities with a mobile or permanent modular healthcare solution. It can be used for a multitude of purposes, such as a professional doctors’ office, family health clinic, emergency or urgent care building, rehabilitation center, laboratory, dialysis office, CT or MRI center, physical therapy office, and more. 

What Do Portable Buildings Cost?

The cost of modular construction will depend on the size of your portable building, the quality of materials, the complexity of your design, and the cost of prep work required at the building site.

Prices vary by region and typically range from $50 to greater than $200 per square foot depending on grade (base, mid-grade, premium, elite) and whether you choose wood frame or steel frame construction.

Try the Modular Genius Building Calculator to estimate the cost of the building(s) you have in mind. You will receive a floor plan, specifications, price quote and a design brochure via email in 60 seconds.

Portable buildings have a strong secondary-use market, so they offer good resale potential compared to temporary trailers. This also makes them inherently “green,” since they can be relocated and reused time and again.

A well-designed portable building can create a memorable experience for customers and differentiate your business from its competitors. For more information about how much they cost and what can be accomplished, consider the expertise of Modular Genius.