Modular Construction in New Orleans: Professional Building Options for a City on the Rise
Seeing Beyond Modular Misconceptions
For many people in the New Orleans area, their only experience with pre-fabricated buildings was the FEMA trailers brought in after the storm. However, it’s important to note that modular construction, over a decade later, has improved by leaps and bounds and is definitely worth a second look.
Here are some misunderstandings we often hear about modular construction and truthful information that can help combat those misconceptions.
Modular Buildings Don’t Look Nice
Today’s modular buildings are highly functional, creative, and attractive temporary and permanent structures. Permanent buildings can be constructed to be multiple stories, including elevators, vestibules, and connected to stair towers. Modular builders can also design a building’s interior and exterior to match the architectural design and façade of surrounding buildings, allowing it to blend in seamlessly.
Modular Construction Isn’t Structurally Sound
This may be the most common (and most untrue) modular construction myth. Modular buildings are engineered and fabricated to meet all applicable building codes. The assembly is performed in a safe and controlled factory using typical construction materials.
Rigorous quality controls, including structural inspections, are consistently performed throughout the modular construction process. Not only do the inspections at the factory investigate the individual components, there are also inspections at the project site during the assembly process further verifying the modular building’s structural integrity.
Modular Buildings Aren’t Digitally Connected
Concern that their business operations will be at a technological disadvantage in a modular office can often lead business owners to dismiss modular options. They feel that their team won’t be able to keep up the digital pace necessary to operate to their full potential.
Modern modular construction, however, includes a full complement of technological upgrades that can be incorporated into a temporary or permanent modular business environment. Today’s modular buildings are designed to be tech ready. They can be wired for the same high-speed data connectivity and include the same smart boards, projectors, or charging stations that you would find in other commercial properties.
For more information on growth opportunities with modern modular buildings, contact a modular building specialist in the New Orleans area.
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