Modular offices are a fast, easy solution for adding quality buildings wherever they are needed. Whether for remote operations, temporary office space while permanent facilities are under construction or simply additional space through business expansions, there are several things to keep in mind when renting modular buildings, and large modular office complexes in particular. Take a look at some of our tips for leasing a large office complex.
Talk to Your Sales Representative
Once you have selected a trusted provider, contact a local representative to get started on your project. Explain your needs and begin floor plan discussions. If possible, take a trip to the provider’s facility to see what they have in stock before your project starts. Communicate a schedule with milestone dates and deliverables so your sales representative understands your requirements.
Research Local Requirements
Before having any buildings delivered, contact your local permitting office to obtain all necessary permits. Also, check to see if there are any safety requirements like fire alarms, fire sprinklers, etc. that you will need to have installed in your building.
Take Accurate Site Measurements
Assess your site before the building is delivered and choose a level area to place your building. Avoid low lying areas, such as ditches and sides of hills, or soft soil conditions because the building is likely to settle and problems may arise down the road. If tree removal is necessary, have this done before your building is delivered.
When determining the size of your mobile office complex, include extra space around your building. In many cases 6 feet on all sides is sufficient, however some places require as much as 20 feet. Make sure to check with your local permitting office before your building is placed.
Don’t place your modular building too close to other buildings on your site. Make sure the entrance to the site is large enough for a truck to deliver your buildings. Position the building so that the doors are facing the parking areas and entries to the other buildings.
Consider Additional Products and Services
Finally, when calculating site space and spending, don’t forget additional items to make your office fully functional and accessible. Steps, decks and ramps make it easy to access your office and may be required by ADA and local codes. Furniture can improve both comfort and productivity of your project team.
Determine what you need for utilities and whether you’ll be connecting to city power, water and sewer or need onsite generators, water storage and portable sanitation.
Discuss these needs with your sales rep so you are ready to hit the ground running from day one. ModSpace offers full, turnkey services. We can provide your buildings and all the related services with one call and one bill. Call your local sales representative today, 800-523-7918.