Relocatable modular buildings have come a long, long way in recent years. Modular Genius has been at the forefront of the innovations that have changed the way people think about modular structures. Did you go to a school that held classes in portable buildings? If so, you might remember your classroom being basically a rectangular box with no redeeming aesthetic qualities whatsoever. That’s not the case with modular structures these days.
What is a Relocatable Modular Structure?
A modular building, often referred to as a “portable,” is a structure that can be used multiple times, and changed into multiple configurations. You can move a modular structure to another part of your property, or you can move it across the country if needed.
But just because a modular structure may be portable, that doesn’t mean it’s not durable. In fact, modular buildings are made of the same high quality materials you’ll find in so-called “stick-built” structures – those made through traditional means of construction. Whether you use a portable building, or you purchase a modular structure and affix it to your land, it will stand the test of time. As long as you properly maintain your structure, it can easily last for 30-60 years – possibly longer.
There are some instances where a modular structure is known as a “temporary” building. That just means it’s installed at the building site in a different fashion than a “permanent” modular building. A temporary building is not permanently attached to land. It basically connects to a concrete, pier-style foundation through the use of anchors. It has a crawl space surrounded by skirting, and also has ramps, steps or a deck to provide access.
A Multitude of Uses
Both temporary and permanent modular structures can be used in a wide variety of ways. Most people might assume they’d be perfect as a classroom or a retail store, and they’d be right. But there are other uses you might not associate with modular structures.
One of those would be a laboratory. Many public and private entities turn to us on a regular basis to provide them with structures that are used as labs. These are just a few examples.
MRI and CT imaging facilities.
Analysis and testing labs
Food and product safety labs
And many others
This show just how far modular manufacturing technology has advanced. Modular structures are not only well insulated, they also feature sophisticated air filtration systems, as well as heating and cooling system. These features are critically important in a laboratory setting, where security and safety are paramount. We can include sealed walls, ceilings and floors, as well as water-resistant building components that can handle pressure and temperature fluctuations.
Why Go Modular?
There are many areas where modular construction is a much better alternative to traditional construction. These include the following:
Savings – A modular building will typically be about 40 percent less expensive than constructing a building from scratch. In addition, it can be ready in about half the time. We can typically design, manufacture and install a modular structure in 90 days or less.
Quality – Our buildings have to conform to the same quality standards as traditionally constructed structures. We use the same materials, and we make our buildings to more demanding tolerances.
Less disruption – Construction is noisy. It’s also potentially dangerous. We take care of more than 90 percent of the manufacturing process in our own facilities, keeping disruptions to a minimum.
Learn more about relocatable modular buildings by getting in touch with Modular Genius. You can call (888) 420-1113 or use our online form.