Modular Building Institute

Bureau of Reclamation, Folsom Dam

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc.
Silver Creek Industries
Folsom, CA
Building Use:
Sheriff's Office
Gross Size of Project:
2160 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    This 2160 square foot modular office building was built with (3) standard 12x60 building sections, and is being used for a sheriff’s training & locker room. The interior layout was designed for the training room to be next to main entrance lobby, plus have separate entrances to the restrooms & locker room area. The break room was positioned so it can double as a large work space outside the private offices. We also added some closets for additional storage capability.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    The exterior stucco finish and steel entry porch was incorporated to take away the typical modular building look. Lionakis Architecture designed the entry porch and proposed the lightweight stone for each column base, so it would blend with the decorative rock landscaping. An “Eisenwall” quick curing cement was used to help expedite the stucco install process. The standard 3-coat stucco process usually takes 30 days, but we were able to complete within 3 days. We also used a synthetic stucco finish, which had more color choices and resists fading better than standard Portland cement. This synthetic finish will also retain its color when wet.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    We used “TMP” aluminum ramping material for less maintenance requirements than the more common galvanized steel. Then we extended the stucco finish around the base for a nicer appearance. We partnered with RMA Land Mgmt., which provided all the site improvements. This includes the decorative rock landscaping and cyclone fencing to blend with other nearby buildings.
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