Month: May 2014

Picture of the Month – May 2014

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10′ x 12′ In-Plant Office w/ Load

Bearing Roof

This month’s winner is was sold through IDG to a plastics company in the SouthEast. This photo of a completed 10′ x 12′ in-plant office with load bearing roof is a great example of Panel Built’s standard in-plant offices.

This modular office will not only serve as a comfortable new work space, but will double as storage space thanks to the 100 PSF load roof that was included. 

Another perfect illustration of how modular building allows quick and easy expansion by building up instead of out, this office went from Purchase Order to Occupation in only three weeks!  


Remember, if you have any pictures of a recently completed Panel Built project, send them in to cwalker@panelbuilt.comfor your chance to be the Project of the Month and win a $25 Gift Card!

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Modular Q&A

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When choosing between modular and stick built, many people know more about conventional construction. Here are some common questions to help make the decision easier for you and/or your customer.

Q: Are Modular Buildings a good investment?

A: Modular commercial buildings are built to last from 20 to 100 years. Since they are constructed in a climate controlled factory, the building costs are lower. Also modular buildings appreciate in value since they can be made permanent structures. Modular buildings are not the same as mobile offices. They look just like traditional buildings.

Q: What had aided in the growing popularity of Modular Building?

A: Many developers and general contractors are taking another look at modular because of its efficient processes, both in terms of minimizing material waste and streamlining labor costs. Technology improvements and the increased use of BIM, as well as the interest in green building and Lean manufacturing, are also helping to drive the industry.

Q: How much downtime does modular building create compared to conventional construction?


A: Because construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with the site and foundation work, projects can be completed 30% to 50% sooner than traditional construction. Also weather delays are fewer because 60 – 90% of the construction is completed inside a factory, which mitigates the risk of weather delays. Buildings are occupied sooner, creating a faster return on investment.

Q: Can modular buildings be used to expand and existing facility?

A: Modular units may be designed to fit in with external aesthetics of any existing building and modular units, once assembled, are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.


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Picture of the Month – April 2014

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22’x24′ Mezzaine w/ 10’x24′ Office Beneath

This months winner is Dave Frey with Engineered Handling. Dave captured this photo of a completed 22′ x 24′ mezzanine with 10′ x 24′ inplant office underneath.

This mezzanine incorporated structural steel columns with roll-formed C-channel joists to acheive the 150 PSF rating while maintaining less than 15″ between clear and deck height. With a 6′ sliding gate, this mezzanine will provide ample storage area while also allowing space for a comfortable office underneath.


This project is a perfect example of how modular building allows quick and easy expansion by building up instead of out.

Remember if you have any pictures of a recently completed project, send them in to for your chance to win a $25 gift card!


The Benefits of Prefabricated Metal Buildings

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There are several benefits to purchasing a metal building. Size and flexibility of important when choosing office space. Having a metal building does not necessarily limit you to a small space or location. In fact, metal buildings can be quite large and are easy to move. Purchasing a prefabricated metal buildings online is a great way to save money and time during construction.Cheap Metal Buildings Available

One of the biggest benefits of choosing a metal building is the price. The best prefab metal buildings prices tend to be much lower than traditional building costs. This isn’t because the materials are cheap, it is because they are constructed ahead of time. The manufacturer does not have to pay employees to come out to the site and construct the building for you. Instead, the pieces of metal building are made off-site in a factory setting. They are then shipped to you and placed on your site. This minimizes the number of people used to construct the metal building.

metal building office has a great amount of flexibility in terms of price. Because it is easy to build onto the building later on, you can easily select a building that fits your budget now. Then, when you have extra money, you can add on to the office building. Metal buildings are very easy to expand, so you can add or take away offices effortlessly. If desired, you can even add a second floor to your prefabricated building. This flexibility allows you to work better with a budget rather than having to settle for what is currently on the market in your price range.

Durable Metal Buildings

Many people choose to work with metal buildings because they are high quality. An experience prefabricated building company such as Panel Built can provide you with a metal structure that lasts. Panel Builds, for example, uses only the best materials in their construction process. This means that the structure is low maintenance and will last for several years. All of the metal and other materials are made to resist strong weather conditions, excess water, rust and other common problems. This treatment helps you get the best return on investment possible.

Large Metal Building Office Designs

Large structures are easy for Panel Built to create. Personalized designs help you get the exact metal building office you need. You will be able to select from a number of popular design or create your own. Customer service representatives will give you individualized attention and help by making suggestions based on your needs.

Your metal building can contain almost anything. You can easily attach garages, lofts, restrooms or kitchens. This allows you to create an office building with all of the amenities you want at a more affordable price. Panel Built has experience working with a number of different companies to create unique and innovative designs. With several happy customers, it is easy to see why they are often recommended to people who are new to purchasing metal buildings.

Where to Buy Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

After you decide to invest in a metal building, you should start the research process. There are several excellent company that can give you great deals on metal buildings. Learning more about the construction process and the company history can help give you an idea of what to expect. Yourresearch will also help you get the best overall price. Prefab metal buildings prices tend to be much cheaper when you work with an online-based company.

If you don’t have any recommendations on where to buy pre-engineered metal buildings, you should consider working with established companies. Panel Built, for example, has several years of experience in the industry. They will be patient with you and give you the attention you need so that you can make informed decisions. Their careful attention to detail will allow you to rest assured knowing you are getting a building that will last for several years. Panel Built can make recommendations for designs based on your needs.

When you decide it is time to expand your business, consider investing in a metal building. With low prefab metal buildings prices, your office space can be a great return on investment.



Picture of the Month – June 2013

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blue guard booth
This month’s winner is a 4’x6′ pre-assembled guard house custom painted to match the customer’s company colors. Complete with two sliding glass doors, roofmount HVAC, and motion controlled exterior lighting, this guard booth went from purchase order to delivery in just over a month.
Panel Built, Inc. manufactures a number of different guard booth styles ranging from our quick ship design to highly customized models such as the one pictured above. Call today to speak with one of our modular building experts about your next guard booth project!


Picture of the Month – July 2013

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in plant office
28′ x 36′ In-Plant Office
From Purchase Order to Sign Off in 35 Days
3 wall officeThis month’s project of the month winner is a three-wall in-plant office. With 12′ tall walls, this structure made use of the facility’s existing wall to keep costs low while providing an additional 1,000 square feet of enclosed office space.
Manufactured and shipped within 30 days of receiving the order, this custom in-plant office was installed in less than 4 days – complete with suspended ceiling, HVAC and electrical package!


Picture of the Month – September 2013

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Custom Exterior Stair System

black stair system

This month’s winner is a custom engineered exterior stair system with multiple landings for a Veteran’s Affairs in the mid-west. With a durable black powder coat finish, this IBC stair system was also sold with press-lock grating for the landings.

Panel Built, Inc. would like to thank our installers for providing this picture. They will recieve a $25 gift card for thier efforts! If you have any pictures of a recently completed Panel Built project, please send them to for your chance to win! (All pictures become property of Panel Built, Inc. and may be used in future marketing efforts)