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Panel Built, Customization, and You

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At Panel Built, we understand that all of our customers have varying needs for each of their projects. In some cases, urgency is key. They may need one of our products as soon as possible, like a guard house within a week.  But in other cases, a strong attention to detail and a perfectly tailored structure is needed, like developing a three story air-attack training tower.  We cater to both of these types of clients because we believe in total customer satisfaction.  At Panel Built, we pride ourselves on listening to our client’s space needs and providing creative solutions within their budgets.  For this reason, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers receive a product designed to meet their exact requirements with 100% satisfaction.

What to Consider when Planning your Modular Construction Project

Where will the project be located?

  • The location of the project will have a heavy impact on the dimensions of the structure, as well as the materials of which the structure will be made.

What is environment around this project?

  • The environment around the project can also affect the materials needed, and perhaps even extra protection via barrier or safety railing

How fast does the project need to be completed?

  • When considering a new project, always keep in mind that the modular construction process requires around 30%-50% less time than traditional construction.

Will the project involve any special requirements?

  • From fire resistance to sound control, we can specialize your project to best fit your specific needs.

Examples of our Made-To-Order Projects

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Oceaneering Multiflex

A company based in Panama City that needed two operator control cabins to house sensitive equipment. However, they also needed it to be elevated, and able to withstand high winds in the middle of “Hurricane Alley.” We designed, engineered and constructed both structures with unique slanted walls and impact resistant tempered glass to give it a 130 mph wind load rating and a reduced glare from the sun.

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Robins Air Force Base

The base needed modular office facilities with very tight time constraints. The offices needed to be capable of withstanding 50 mph wind loads, be weather proof, and needed to have one-hour fire rated material.  After a few proposals, Panel Built submitted this three story in-plant office system that satisfied all of the requirements in a quick fashion.

 

Overall, we at Panel Built are willing to help you with any project, big or small. Whether it’s a standard in-plant office or an Air Traffic Control Tower for an Army Airfield, we provide superior quality, dependable service, and innovative solutions. We invite you to experience the Panel Built difference and get a free quote today!

 

The Importance of Breakrooms in a Warehouse or Factory Setting

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1 (11)Almost all workplaces have their mentally taxing moments here and there. The constant pressure to meet deadlines, working overtime to finish a job, and ensuring top quality work at all times can create a very stressful job environment. In fact, the American Institution for Stress states that “workload” is the main cause of stress at 46%, and this number has increased over the past few decades. Constant stress can lead to many problems, for instance, brain fatigue.  Brain fatigue, or brain fog, is a state of brain confusion that can be either mild or quite severe.  Employees with brain fatigue can experience an inability to focus, and a dulling of your mental awareness.  For some people, this can lead to minor workplace errors like typos on reports or just sending an email to a wrong person, but for employees in a warehouse or factory environment, these errors may lead to much more severe consequences. A lack of concentration can lead to damaged products, or worse, a workplace injury.  One mishap, may it be a forklift accident, dropping materials on your foot, or even misplacing your fingers using a buzzsaw, could potentially be catastrophic for your business.  Keeping these types of accidents to an utter minimum is an absolute must for all manufacturing businesses, and reducing brain fatigue and stress is a great place to start.

So how can you enhance your workplace environment and reduce stress?

In a manufacturing environment, a breakroom can provide many benefits to employees and supervisors alike. The employees can have an area, isolated from the work environment, to relax and unwind. In this case, the breakroom becomes an area that boosts the moral of workers and allows them to come together as a group and collaborate on thoughts and ideas.  As for the supervisor, studies show that employee productivity actually increases, when they are allowed a few short breaks throughout their shift.  With a place to decompress, away from the loud and busy warehouse floor, the staff will be able to return to work refreshed and productive. Perhaps more importantly, reducing stress will help decrease brain fatigue and can actually lead to a healthier life.  With these benefits, the workplace can run more efficiently, and each employee can better focus on their task at hand. Ultimately, this creates a win-win scenario for the employees and managers.

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How can Panel Built help?

Panel Built specializes in Inplant Offices for warehouse and manufacturing settings.  Our offices can be equipped with powerful heating and cooling systems to ensure the comfort of all employees no matter what the environment. Also, at Panel Built, we whole-heartily believe in 100% customer satisfaction. Therefore, our customer support and sales staff will absolutely go the extra mile to ensure you are fully satisfied with your order.  Likewise, our inplant offices are more affordable than building your own separate breakroom and provide more convenience, since it will be located in your facility.  For added convenience, we can even install your new breakroom on a mezzanine system to keep from taking away from your storage space.

Overall, with a Panel Built modular office, you will receive a cost effective breakroom, which provides a comfortable and peaceful space away from the manufacturing floor. The office be will constructed, delivered, and installed for you in a fraction of the time that it would take traditional construction.  Our engineers will design each modular office to your exact specification, so customization is not an issue.  And finally, if space is an issue, our mezzanine office will provide all of these benefits, plus it will not take up extra space on the manufacturing floor.

We hope that you will consider Panel Built, Inc. for your next breakroom. From concept to completion, our superb Sales, Customer Service, Engineering and Installation teams will work with you every step of the way to ensure the success of your project. We look forward to working with you!

Four Needs a Modular Office Can Fill

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If you find yourself lacking office space, but expanding your existing footprint isn’t an option, you may want to consider a modular building by Panel Built. What is a modular office? Where do you get one? Specifically built for flexible use, Panel Built’s modular office provides a safe, quiet inplant office for staff and visitors. It is easy to install, extremely durable, and provides a clean, well-lit temperature controlled workplace in an environment that may otherwise be uncomfortable or uninhabitable for employees. In manufacturing plants, clean-rooms, industrial buildings, warehouses and other similar facilities, a modular office can provide the perfect escape from the work and noise when you need it most. And, we’re thrilled to let you know that there are cheap Panel Built in plant offices available online!

A Break Room for Employees

When you’re in an industrial facility, the work floor can be uncomfortable for employees, or even downright dangerous. It’s humane to have a place for your employees to gather, to rest, to eat, and to socialize when breaking from the job. Many times this space isn’t available in the existing footprint of the building, so a modular office is perfect to get the job done. It’s temperature controlled, so employees will surely be comfortable in there if working conditions aren’t. Some plants and facilities operate in extreme heat, so the cool air available plentifully in a modular office is a relief for employees!

A Place for a Supervisor

A modular office negates the obligation for a supervisor to walk the floor to check on employees. An office with windows perched on a mezzanine might overlook an entire floor, so a supervisor can get some work done while keeping a close eye on his employees and their productivity. Supervisors simply don’t have time to peruse the work floor, assess productivity, complete paperwork, communicate with contractors and clients, and meet with employees, so any assistance helps. The modular office makes all of this doable from one spot, without ever requiring a supervisor step foot outside of his office door.

A Place for a Few Office Cubes

There are many different facets to every operation – there’s usually an intensive mixture of manual labor workers, people managers, and office workers who all combine their abilities to keep an operation up and running successfully. In many cases, these people aren’t all in the same place, but sometimes they should be. An office accountant may be more efficient with his job if he has a better understanding of the product his company makes, how it’s made, and how it sells. For that reason, many companies have found it beneficial to keep vital office positions in the same work environment as other functioning parts of the company that they otherwise wouldn’t be around. A modular office is the perfect way to do this – to incorporate office jobs in with other job types. An inplant modular office would be great quarters for Human Resources, accounting, or marketing, for example.

A Place for Storage

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Much is required within industrial plants and facilities – there’s all sorts of equipment, tools, paperwork and other location specific items lying around that need to find a home. What better place to store location specific items than a centrally located modular office in the facility itself? Storing items in an office will allow you to maintain one specific central location for all items that need a space for storage, so you’ll never wonder where you put it last. In addition, since modular offices are temperature controlled, you can rest assured that even the most sensitive of materials are in an environment that’s safe and healthy.

Lastly, we know there are several items you prefer to keep under lock and key. Keeping a modular office in the plant is a great way to lock up those items that don’t need to be laying around in the off time. Want to create a little more space? Put your modular office up on a mezzanine… you’ve added square footage for storage underneath the office that you would never have otherwise had!

Panel Built modular offices are the perfect solution to most any office need within a facility or plant! Use it for a break room, put a supervisor in there, make it a place for storage, or group a few desks together and make it a generalized work space for office employees. One thing is for sure- when you consider the quality, price, and customer service you’ll get with Panel Built… you’ll be glad you went with us!

How to Take Advantage of Portable Guard Booths

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Here at Panel Built we utilize pre-assembled building systems to give you fast and easy construction. We understand space, time, and and cost are valuable. Our pre-built systems are well suited for military, industrial, and even military space. When you need an immediate building solution Panel Built is ready to work for you.

Our pre-built systems are pre-assembled right in our factory. We have exterior and interior systems we can have shipped directly to your site. This includes guard booths which have an ease of mobility and versatility you can’t find anywhere else.

Portable Guard Booths are Perfect for Multiple Sites

We understand how in today’s society life in the fast lane is necessary. The same can be said for booths as well. If you have to guard multiple gates or entrances. Having a booth you can move right away is very important. Our portable booths are perfect for guarding multiple entrances and gates. They’re easily transported from place to place. So you can have them ready to use as soon as they’re plugged in.

There are many benefits to having a booth that’s easy to transport. They’re easy to order, and do not require assembly since they’re ready to go almost as soon as they’re set on the ground. You don’t have to deal with on-site construction either. They’re ready to use almost immediately and have super fast lead times. Our booths are fork lift able or can be moved with a crane as well. So if you need to move them to another spot you can.

What are Other Uses for Portable Guard Booths?

Our booths are built out of low cost, highly durable materials. So you can rest assured your security personnel are as safe as possible. Our portable booths can be used in other ways as well. Offering a wide variety of versatility you can’t find in traditional constructed booths.

Just to name a few possible applications our booths can be used for are:

  • Machine or Equipment Enclosures
  • Material Storage Units
  • Consultant Space
  • Lookout/Observation Towers
  • Attendant Booths
  • Guard Houses and In-plant Offices.

Our booths are also excellent for construction sites. Sometimes there are certain tools or equipment you can’t have laying around on the site. Having a place where your employees can store the equipment and tools safely is a must. So when they arrive back on site the following day they can get back to work as soon as possible.

Our pre-built system are also perfect for giving your employees a place to relax and be safe as well. Many booths can have an adjoining bathroom or waiting room for maximum comfort. With our booths you have a choice of custom security features to fit your needs. We understand the need for location requirements and safety. Our booths will give your security personnel maximum visibility, comfort, and utility. You can also choose your own level of security along with custom designs and styles as well. So no matter where you move your booth it will fit in with its surroundings.

What are the Benefits of a Ballistic Guard House?

Ballistic Guard HouseOur ballistic guard booths are built to deal with dangerous areas. Constructed out of durable, low maintenance materials. Your booth will have a longevity you can’t find anywhere else. Their built to be tough, safe, and comfortable. Your security officers can enjoy a high level of comfort and security hard to find in other booths. Sliding doors and windows can make the booth easy to access and highly convenient. Along with enhanced visibility in a high risk environment.

Our ballistic booths come with a variety of features too. Just like our other booths that are portable. Ourballistic booths are fork and crane lift able with a steel base. These features include:

  • All levels of UL and NIJ Ballistic Protection
  • Fork/Crane Liftable Steel Base
  • Lightening Protection, PA, and Security Systems
  • Offered in a Variety of Sizes and can be Painted Your Custom Color
  • Insulated and Weather Proof with HVAC Systems
  • Available in Shed, Gable, or Hip Roof

If you’re worried about your booth fitting into your architectural setting, don’t be. We have a wide variety of colors, custom roofs, and facades for you to choose from. So your booth will blend in with the existing architecture. With a portable booth you have fast mobilization at a moment’s notice. They’re one of the best solutions for guarding multiple entrances and gates too.

Making Brewery Dreams Come True

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It’s hard to imagine all the planning and dedication that goes into operating a brewery day in and day out. Crafting the perfect batch of brew is a hard enough job as it is. And if you are lucky enough, the brewery grows until you have used up all the space available in the warehouse. The brewery started out as labor of love, and thanks to devotion and thousands of hours of hard work, expansion is a must.  Now there’s a problem.  Product needs to be moved around the brewery safely, and the area needs to be clean and clear, especially if any tours are coming through. How can a brewery make more efficient use of its space, short of constructing a whole new building?

There’s no where to go but up! Our Panel Built Mezzanine system will ensure you maximize the potential of all your space with a second level above your brewery floor. Here you can store more equipment, hold inventory, or turn it into a walking area for guided tours.  A mezzanine can turn a somewhat tight situation and turn it into a creative solution. Fully utilizing your work space allows you to get the most out of workers, equipment, and warehouse by taking advantage of space that used to just be overhead. Many breweries are also using mezzanines as viewing sections, allowing customers to look down on production and see how the brewery works.Mezzanines (74)

Ultimately, the prospect of installing a mezzanine is in comparison to constructing an expansion to a brewery or building a new one altogether. When comparing the two, there are monetary restraints to consider, and time is always a factor. The cost of our mezzanine structures are a fraction of the capital needed to purchase new property and construct an entirely new brewery, and you will be amazed at the extra floor space mezzanines will provide. Additionally, sometimes business can be hectic, and breweries need to add floor space urgently.  We can design, engineer, and install a mezzanine within a four to six week time frame.  We understand that time is money, and expanding revenue producing square footage should be done as soon as possible.

When looking to add more office space, or perhaps a breakroom, our mezzanine office allows for extra area without taking up equipment or inventory space on the brewery floor. These systems are known for their versatility and quick turnaround time. Modular in-plant offices can be built and installed in 40%-%50 of the time of traditional methods, and a quicker construction time means a faster return on your investment (which everyone loves). When custom height and space is needed, a inplant office and mezzanine will absolutely be your best option. Panel Built would love to have the opportunity to help a new brewery come to life or help an existing brewery reach its full potential.

As always, you can get a free mezzanine quote, or just visit our site at panelbuilt.com.

 

Combining Steel Mezzanines with Modular Buildings

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If you are running a warehouse, no matter what your industry happens to be, there is a good chance that you’re always looking for more floor space. The obvious answer, of course, would be to simply buy more property and expand your warehouse, but this isn’t always feasible. There are monetary constraints to consider, of course, and you must also think about the time it would take to achieve such a feat. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of shortcuts, there are some that you will certainly want to take in order to give yourself a clear advantage. In this case, we’re going to talk about combining the two most obvious shortcuts in the industry and making them work well for you. We are speaking of course, of mezzanines and modular buildings.

 

 

What are Modular Buildings?

Modular Buildings are simply those buildings that can be inserted anywhere, and are essentially what one might consider to be ‘self contained’. This means they can be set up and remain independent, even if they are connected to an existing power grid. Oftentimes these buildings are used as storage, for offices, and in some cases, as cleanrooms within a building. Modular buildings are loved for their versatility and their ability to meet any needs, which is why they are so sought out, and are usually welcome additions to any company.

What are Mezzanines?

Mezzanines are perhaps the second most used space saving/adding innovation in any industry and you have no doubt seen one before. Generally, they add a second ‘floor’ to any room without making any sort of structural commitment. In essence, a typical steel mezzanine is platform with a set of stairs, the size of which is determined by the individual building or buying it. In other situations, these additions can be built directly into the building without taking away from or adding to the structural integrity of the building, but the steel variety is definitely different. Some of the most popular uses for these structures are storage, overviews of a factory floor, and several others.

By themselves, these two buildings certainly get the job done, but have you ever considered combining the two? It might sound like a bit of a revolutionary concept, but you can be rest assured that it has been done before, and met with  colossal success! There are many reasons to combine the two, and we will discuss that in the next section.

Combining the Mezzanine and the Modular Building

What we have here is the ability to place a mezzanine wherever you happen to need it within your warehouse, which gives you not only a space saving modification, but also an overview of your entire warehouse. Now, placing a modular structure atop it will give you a completely enclosed area which you can easily expose to climate control, sound proofing, etc. It will be a completely separate office type structure within your existing warehouse, and it will be far cheaper than actually building it yourself. Prefabricated structures within a warehouse or building are a great way to make sure that you save money while adding a structure that is proven safe. Can you think of any better way to save money while increasing your earning potential?

 

As always, when you are searching for this manner of building, you should make sure that it fits your specific needs. One of the most sought after feature in a modular structure, as you probably know, is fire proofing, and this is especially true if you happen to work in a building where fire hazards. In addition to that you need to consider the size of the building along with the placement of the entrances. These are just a few things that you will need to think about, but they are, perhaps, the most important things.

If you cannot find something that meets your immediate needs, then you might want to consider custom mezzanines, which can be delivered according to your specifications. In addition to that, you will want to consider just how you would like the delivery process to proceed. As always, you can choose to perform the construction tasks on your own, or you could have the two buildings erected by professional and certified experts. Either way, you are sure to find yourself with an outstanding solution to your space problems as well as your management problems.

How Safety Barriers And Security Booths Can Keep Your Employees Safe

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It does not matter if you work inside an office or offsite, work can sometimes be hazardous and dangerous for all employees. All jobs at some extent can affect your health. Some jobs may ask more working hours while other may involve working in a dangerous environment. If your employees work in a construction work environment, chances are that they might get some serious injury one day. However, there are some precautions every employer should take in order to keep their business up and running while maintaining a healthy work environment.  If your business involves using machinery and moving parts whether in a factory, mill, mine or any other environment, you should take some precautionary measures that can benefit you and your employees.

One precautionary measure includes the use of safety barriers that can be installed in the workplace to reduce the chances of injuries and accidents. These safety barriers may not be a functioning part in your office but they can certainly contribute to keeping everyone safe that in turn can improve employee productivity and satisfaction.

Below are some of the benefits your employees can get if you install safety barriers in the workplace:

  • Keeps a healthy workforce

Business thrives on making money and investing the money earned to make some more. The most important element in running a successful business is to keep your employees happy. The happiness can come from extrinsic and intrinsic sources. In order to derive internal satisfaction, you must develop a safe and healthy environment for your employees. You cannot run a successful business if your employees are injured and lying in bed with a full body cast.

Safety barrier can prevent all this for happening and keep your employees healthy and away from injuries. Safety barrier can be installed in those areas where the work can get risky and dangerous for your workforce. This, in turn, can reduce the number of accidents and keep employees in working condition. A healthy employee will keep the business to run at its maximum capacity all year round.

  • Safety barriers can separate work processes:

Safety barrier can provide a space between your business processes and employees. These processes may include any moving machinery that can harm your employees. By creating a safe distance from the machine, safety barriers can minimize the amount of accidents in a company. Safety barriers by Panel built are extremely versatile and designed to withstand huge impacts. The barriers from Panel built allows employees to work in a dangerous environment while being safe.

  • Safety barriers can prevent unnecessary lawsuits

Lawsuits can be devastating for a company financially and in terms of its image. A bad lawsuit can result in foreclosure of the company to the extent of freezing the assets. Lawsuits cannot only be made from external entities but the company’s employees can also sue and make a lawsuit against it. Employees may have the right to pursue a legal path if they are not given a safe work environment that can result in accidents. Not to speak of an injury that can leave the company to pay a huge sum to compensate.

A lawsuit cannot only create a bad image for the company but stop it from running its operation. In order to avoid all this, simple precautionary measures can make sure that you and your business stays away from any legal action from your employees.

Security Booths

How can a Panel Built security booth keep your employees safe?

Keeping tight security for a company is vital to keep the business running. A slight breach of security through the company’s gate can be dangerous for the people working in the organization. Apart from that, there is a threat to the equipment or inventory that might be stolen or damaged if the security is not up to the mark.

  • Security booths do not only look good at the entrance of any business but they provide functionality and security for the people working inside. Security booths by Panel built are made out of steel and aluminum making them extremely versatile yet light enough to be kept almost anywhere in the building. With the use of a fork lifter or a small crane, these booths can even be kept on the roof to provide a 360-degree view of the surrounding. Security guards can have full visual access of the surrounding keeping the workplace safe to work.
  • The security booths can be used as an entrance checkpoint to ensure everyone is inspected to minimize any threat. As the booths are fully functional and installed with electrical outlets, the security personnel can use appliances for their own purposes.
  • Apart from providing a secure environment for the employees and the security personnel, these booths can match with the surrounding areas. The roofs and walls of the booth can be changed according to your requirements so that it matches the area. Prefabricated guard shacks and booths by Panel Built are rust and fire resistant that can keep the security personnel safe in case of an accident.

Apart from providing the secure working environment, buying security booth online can be a cost-effective solution for your business. These booths come pre-assembled and do not require any architect or engineer for installation. You will also save on the headache of building a security booth and managing the labor and materials involved.