About Factory-Built Construction

No matter who you are, you have probably been in or used a modular building. Countless industries regularly use permanent or temporary modular buildings including schools, banks restaurants, hospitals, medical clinics, daycare centers and correctional facilities-just to name a few.

Modular buildings offer fast delivery, ease of relocation, low-cost reconfiguration, enormous flexibility, it’s easy to see why many choose these fast, safe and efficient buildings. Commercial modular buildings are non-residential structures, 60 to 100 percent factory-built and designed to be constructed at one location then used by occupants at a final destination. The word “modular” describes a construction method where individual modules stand-alone or are assembled together to make up larger structures. While many are two, three and four stories high, modular designs have been created for buildings even seven-stories tall, complete with stairwells and elevators.

These buildings are essential in cases where speed, temporary space, and the ability to relocate are necessary. Unique to modular construction, module assembly and site work can occur at the same time, permitting earlier occupancy. Modern, multi-story factory-built buildings with concrete and steel floors, brick exteriors, sheet-rock interiors, windows, lighting, computer hook-ups, electrical service, plumbing, heating air conditioning and restrooms can include everything you need and often be constructed in half the time of a site-built building.

Meeting High Standards

Combining traditional building techniques, quality manufacturing and third-party agencies who offer random inspections, testing, and certification services for quality control, temporary and permanent modular buildings are built in strict accordance with appropriate local, state, and national regulations and codes. Some would even say that due to the extra durability needed for travel, factory-built buildings are built better than conventional structures. As a result of meeting and often exceeding site-built standards, modular construction has the same life expectancy as traditionally built buildings, and can, with proper maintenance, last indefinitely.

There are four stages of factory-built construction.
  1. Design approval by the end user and any regulating authorities
  2. Assembly of module components in a controlled environment
  3. Transportation of modules to a final destination
  4. Erection of modular units to form a finished building
Meeting Needs Across All Industries

Modular buildings have countless uses. These five are our most prevalent:

  • Educational Facilities
    Modular methods offer flexible, cost-effective solutions to changing demographics and increasing enrollments in schools or even day care facilities. Choose from single classrooms to entire campuses for public and private education needs.
  • General Office
    Whether for temporary or permanent office space, modular buildings can serve as corporate headquarters, satellite offices, courthouses and correctional facilities.
  • Construction-Site
    The modular industry has its roots in construction site offices, where speed, temporary space and the ability to relocate are primary market drivers. Modular units for use as standard field offices and larger, custom sales complexes are available immediately. Ideal for industrial environments, in-plant offices are available with noise-reducing insulation, while non-combustible construction is available for telecommunication.
  • Retail
    We can accommodate growing businesses such as restaurants, hotels, banks and kiosks, with modular buildings customized to fit financial needs, space requirements and critical deadlines. Each complete with full-service general contracting, workspace planning, storm water management, landscaping, parking, heating and air conditioning.
  • Healthcare
    Quiet, attractive, secure modular buildings are used for medical, surgical, clinical, and dental applications all around the world. We meet medical space needs, whether its emergency rooms, operating rooms, hospital extensions, laboratories, diagnostic centers, research centers MRI facilities, or rehabilitation clinics.

While the demand for both permanent and temporary modular buildings continues to escalate, factory-built structures are already in use in every state of the U.S., all across Canada, in parts of Europe and Asia and throughout the world. The flexibility of factory-built buildings makes them a secure investment. It is not uncommon for a single modular office to serve numerous purposes over a long and useful life.