There are many industries that require operations in remote and sparsely populated areas. Energy and utility providers, oil and gas excavators and skid steer tracks, mines, quarries, and agri-business corporations often operate in locations that are off-the-grid from the main population.
A non-centralized location can cause numerous challenges when a company needs to build or expand its operations. Imagine the logistical, not to mention budgetary nightmare, of requiring contractors, builders, plumbers, electricians, and heavy construction equipment to travel hundreds of miles out of the way to complete a building project. In these situations, modular construction offers a time-saving and cost-saving alternative to the remote construction challenges created by traditional building practices.
Modular options are able to circumvent the problem of hard to reach project sites by completing the construction of individual modules in an off-site, factory-controlled setting. At the same time, a small team of essential people and equipment is at the final project site working on the foundation. It’s not until your building is up to 95% complete that it finally hits the long road to the building site. On-site the individual building modules are set in place and the finishing touches are completed.
Modular buildings deliver the extra space needed to keep those industries that operate in out-of-the-way locales running efficiently. Addressing their remote construction challenges, here are some of the buildings that these unique industries often utilize.
Whether your team is challenged with exploration, excavation or construction in a remote area, long-term projects necessitate staff housing. Modular constructed dormitory-style housing, restrooms, locker rooms/ shower rooms can be quickly built and easily installed so you can offer some comforts of home to your team.
Between generation and consumption, energy runs through substations. Electrical substations need to be developed on substantial areas of land, and as suburban sprawl persists, large areas of land are found further out of the way. Additionally, substations must be located centrally to where the electricity will be distributed. To serve homes in remote areas, substations must be built close to these areas.
These buildings are used to monitor and measure vehicles going into and out of facilities where compliance with capacity regulations is necessary. Scale houses are used in many businesses, including quarries, sandpits, and interstate highway systems, that can face remote construction challenges due to sparsely populated locations. Just as with traditional construction, modular construction allows for multi-story buildings, raised mezzanines, and other special requirements.
For mining, chemical, oil, or gas companies, having on-site laboratories are critical to the exploration and excavation processes. Modular construction makes it possible to create an easily mobile laboratory that can be relocated to areas far and wide. Wet labs, the types of labs used in handling biological materials, need precise, yet flexible systems such as ventilation, plumbing, electrical, piped gases, and adaptive technological connectivity, designed to meet strict requirements. Modular construction can meet these high demands.
Whether your next building or expansion project is located off the grid or a little closer to home, request a quote from a knowledgeable modular building specialist in your area.