As we’ve discussed in past blog posts, used modular buildings come with countless environmental and financial benefits: Modular construction decreases design and construction time by up to 50%, with fewer change orders, earlier occupancy and improved cash flow. But before you invest in any type of finished portable buildings, it’s important to understand their wide range of uses. Here are just a few of the most common uses for used modular buildings.
Industrial buildings are just one innovative use of modular construction. Even though electrical, plumbing and ductwork are often not factored into the initial pricing, so your final cost may be 20% more than the builder’s quote, this technology drastically reduces ongoing operational costs. Some of the most common industrial uses involve modular office complexes, which can be added on to any traditional structure, or built as a standalone building. Storage centers, control centers, restrooms, pump houses, and other manufacturing facilities are also commonly built with modular technology.
It may sound surprising but it’s true: modular technology has evolved so significantly that modular buildings are now commonly used for medical purposes. In fact, modularly constructed buildings can easily meet the strict sanitation standards necessary in for many types of medical facilities. Once again, these structures can be added on to an existing building, or constructed as a standalone medical facility. The merging of modular technology and medical technology has helped to provide countless areas with basic medical care that may not have had easy access to it beforehand.
Finally, modular buildings are also growing in popularity as security buildings. This includes dispatch offices, guard houses, scale houses that are used to monitor highway and traffic weigh stations, and other convenient and immediate security applications. Not only are these buildings compliant with OSHA, but they can even be constructed with security features like tempered glass and bulletproof walls.
Nearly 40% of the contractors surveyed said that prefab and modular construction is a growing part of their companies as well as part of their future strategic construction initiatives. Knowing which industries and operations are well-suited for modular construction can help you make the best decisions for your financial and infrastructural needs. For more information about used modular buildings, contact ABS.