A leading manufacturer of aircraft systems for US and allied military forces around the world, recently launched a new project. They had an immediate need for a fast track, mission critical, world-class training facility for use in training a new client. VESTA partnered with Ramtech Building Systems to meet both the budget and the customer’s schedule requirements. Full turnkey construction of a 5,160 SF, 7-module building adjoining a military base in North Dakota began soon after the harsh 2022 winter and was completed in 9 weeks. It includes (12) private offices, large conference and break rooms, multi-fixture restrooms, storage, custodial and IT Closets, and 3 entry vestibules that protect occupants against harsh weather. High ribbed steel exterior siding matches surrounding buildings for a seamless building addition.
During the months from January to March, North Dakota weather averages highs of 15º to 21ºF with sub-zero lows. Substantial reductions in utility costs have been achieved using high efficiency, gas-fired HVAC units with electric cooling and electronic, programmable thermostats. Further energy management gains have been the result of using 3 phase primary electrical and flat panel LED lighting fixtures. The perimeter skirting was fully insulated with R-10.4 closed cell urethane. Roofing materials have also been upgraded to 60 ml EPDM. Due to the sensitive nature of the training provided to clients in the large, 30-person Conference Room, the customer required the installation of state-of-the-art IT, video, and security systems. The new modular structure is the first, next generation product training facility of its kind and has established a design basis, timeline and fit and finish precedent for future training centers that will be provided overseas.
The customer’s goals for the project included 15% cost savings, and 75% less design and construction time when compared to the use of conventional construction methods. Great care was taken in the design and fabrication phases and in the selection of durable, value-based, architectural grade finishes that will meet project cost goals and reduce the cost of ownership and annual operating expenses. Exterior finishes include maintenance-free steel siding, galvannealed steel doors and aluminum deck and ramps. Break Room finishes feature custom cabinets and Daltile “One Source” quartz countertops and Shaw 20 ml LVT plank flooring. Restroom flooring is Armstrong Medintech heat welded sheet vinyl. Office, conference, and corridor areas feature Shaw vestibule quality and commercial carpet tiles with non-flow through backing. Solid core interior doors include high quality, plain sliced maple surfaces and Allegion Grade 1 hardware. Mission accomplished!
HIGH PROFILE TRAINING FACILITY
- Project Location: Grand Forks, ND
- Building Type(s): Training Facility
- Total Sq. Ft: 5,055
- New or Used Building: New
- Permanent or Temporary: Permanent
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Frequenty Asked Questions
No. Modular buildings, even temporary ones, can be expected to last for decades. Permanent modular buildings may last for generations.
You can choose to purchase or lease modular buildings. At VESTA, we offer two leasing options:
- Operational lease: With an operational lease, you can essentially rent the building for us as long as you need. When your lease ends, the building will return to our inventory. Operational leases can last for years at a time, although they are typically more affordable if they only last for five years or less.
- Financed lease: Financed leases allow you to lease a building with the intention of owning. At VESTA, we work with financing partners who are specifically trained to finance leases for modular buildings.
Yes! Modular buildings are easy to customize. Whether you want a specific layout, materials, interior design, exterior design, specialty rooms, furniture, or amenities, we can customize your modular building to fit your needs.
The best way to understand is to remember that all modular construction is prefabricated, but not all prefabricated construction is modular.
Modular construction typically focuses on the assembly of fully closed or nearly closed modules. “3D volumetric” is also a term used for traditional modular construction. Prefab construction refers to anything pre-built for a building project, including pre-built walls, floors, or ceilings.
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