Temporary or permanent modular buildings, portable or fixed – you have to appreciate the flexibility that a modular building provides your company or school.
But what makes a temporary building so attractive to a number of U.S. and global industries?
Today, we’re exploring 7 benefits that we think everyone can enjoy the next time they need a temporary space solution.
A number of modular building companies such as ourselves have a fleet of temporary buildings that are kept in supply yards all across the United States. They’re already assembled, located near you, and can be delivered within weeks (sometimes less!).
So should an emergency arrive, unexpected construction be necessary, or you simply waited too close to the deadline to place an order, you can contact a modular building company to help meet your timeline goals.
There is no limit on the number of temporary buildings you can add as long as space on your site or campus allows you to.
Perhaps you ordered one temporary classroom building to accommodate an influx of new students from a nearby district. You find out that another nearby district is also downsizing and you’ll need space for another influx of students.
Temporary buildings allow you to conveniently add another building, combine modules together to make a larger temporary building.
Plans change and construction projects evolve regularly. If you have a temporary building on your site, it can always be relocated to conveniently accommodate your needs.
Another major benefit of temporary buildings is the ability to lease or participate in various co-op purchase options (governments and school organizations).
If you know you’ll only require your structure for a few years, you might be wise to lease rather than purchase. Always consult a modular building company expert about the financial options on buildings to learn what the best plan is for you!
A question we receive quite often is, “Do they look like trailers or can they look like “regular” buildings?”
We have to emphasize the fact that temporary buildings do not need to look ugly or remain in a traditional, block trailer appearance.
Floor plans, wall layouts, and materials are all customizable. Choose the shape of your building, type of siding, roof design and any other element you would like enhanced.
Temporary modular buildings will last longer than you might expect. With regular maintenance and upkeep, the buildings themselves will last for the foreseeable future.
Modular building companies have reported lifespans of 25 to 30 years on well-maintained buildings.
And, while they are often made of lighter materials that make it easier to lift and transport them, that does not mean that they are less reliable or built to subpar standards.
Temporary buildings must comply with all the local and state buildings codes and permitting requirements.
One of the reasons that temporary buildings work so well during natural disasters and emergency relief efforts is that they are already assembled and available. When a hurricane, tornado, flooring, or wild fire strikes, time of building deployment is a crucial component.
In addition to time, the ability to transport these buildings to remote locations is crucial. If you’re supplying temporary dormitories or critical swing spaces to emergency services personnel, the ideal construction site location for your space may require the navigation of rural waterways and mountains.
Temporary modular buildings make all of this possible as they are transportable by almost every mode of transportation – Semi-Truck and trailer, rail, ship, and crane.
“Temporary buildings” is a very broad phrase that cover a significant number of building types and uses. You’ll often hear them referred to as portable buildings, mobile buildings, trailers, and containers.
However, the modular building industry utilizes offsite construction practices in which buildings or buildings modules are assembled in factory environments.
All of the modules begin as transportable pieces of a larger, more complex construction project. Which is why temporary buildings don’t only include single-wide commercial trailers.
Your temporary buildings might be a multi-story dormitory or mancamp that is 10,000+ square feet large. And you may be using it for 5 to 10 years (or more!)
There are prefabricated temporary buildings that are sometimes referred to as mobile buildings, or building trailers. They are frequently used rented as temporary mobile offices, classroom trailers, and storage containers.
Larger multi-module and multi-story temporary building complexes are also available. These help to give a significant number of staff and clients a space to work or rest in, and are available for longer term periods.
These are made possible by utilizing custom-built modules or by arranging pre-built modules from our inventory and assembling them together.
Get started by selecting “get a quote” and find out how VESTA Modular can solve your temporary space needs!
Want to learn more? Check out this guide about Modular Construction.