While permanent modular construction is becoming a strong force in the industry, it still holds its roots in relocatable modular buildings that serve as solutions for immediate but temporary needs. Portable and relocatable buildings can be essential in situations where the speed of delivery is just as important as the ability to eventually relocate. In most cases, temporary buildings are utilized to alleviate overcrowded space or as swing space when a primary building cannot be used.
The advantages that relocatable modular building can bring to a school or business looking to address immediate space needs are:
Fast delivery – Temporary modular buildings can be on-site and ready for occupancy in as little as 30 days from the contract. Used modular buildings can be delivered even faster.
Ease of relocation – When you no longer need your modular building, it can be quickly and easily removed from your site.
Low-cost reconfiguration – Manufactures can quickly modify a building to meet your business’s unique needs prior to delivery.
Enormous flexibility – Relocatable buildings can be installed alongside existing buildings or as a stand-alone structure.
One Important Fact About Relocatable Buildings
People just becoming familiar with modular construction often get stuck on the term “temporary.” Temporary does not mean that a building is not built to last. In fact, temporary modular buildings are built for durability, because the goal is to ultimately relocate them and ready them for future use. In the modular industry, “temporary” has more to do with the permanence of the foundation and how the building is affixed than with the quality of the building.
Markets Best Served by Relocatable Buildings
So how can your organization make use of a temporary building? Highlighted below are several key uses for relocatable modular buildings.
Emergency & Disaster
There is no better example of a situation where the speed of delivery is crucial than in emergency and natural disaster relief. Code compliant relocatable modular buildings can arrive on-site within days, providing any service from medical clinics or classrooms, to temporary shelter and accommodations for relief workers and volunteers.
A busy construction site has a lot of moving parts which requires a general contractor or foreman to be on-site. A relocatable construction office is a great temporary space from which they can effectively manage the construction project. Understanding the rigors of an active construction site, these modular offices can be fitted with durable interiors and exteriors, noise-reducing insulation, electrical and communications wiring, heating, air conditioning, and plumbing. When one construction project is complete, the temporary building can be relocated to the next project location.
Additionally, it often falls on the construction company to provide swing space for employees who are displaced as the result of an expansion or renovation project. A relocatable modular building will keep your client’s employees productive in a comfortable and modern work environment.
Relocatable modular buildings offer a two-fold solution for the education sector. Not only can they be quickly brought onto campuses to immediately alleviate overcrowding when student enrollment spikes, but may be used as classrooms, library, cafeterias, etc., when school districts undergo construction projects to permanently fix outdated facilities and expand learning spaces.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking modular classrooms are a sub-standard learning environment. Modern relocatable classrooms can be outfitted to be tech-ready. They can be wired for high-speed data, smart boards, projectors, and charging stations.
Fluctuating space requirements can pose a significant challenge for healthcare businesses.
Where you once faced the challenge of overcrowded buildings, you may now face the issue of under-utilized facilities which cost time and money to maintain. Relocatable modular medical offices are the perfect solution for handling ever-changing space requirements, whether you need temporary urgent care, a wellness center, behavioral health offices, therapy/rehab spaces, or lab space.
Browse the inventory of our used relocatable modular buildings that can be adapted and delivered quickly to serve your immediate space needs.
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