Month: May 2014
10′ x 12′ In-Plant Office w/ Load
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!
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win a $25 gift card!