Archive for Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Test… Are You Ready?

Past studies by the Department of Homeland Security have confirmed that businesses that reopen within days of a major disaster are up to four times more likely to resume normal operations, even thrive. Many businesses that are unable reopen quickly never reopen at all.

Our friends at Agility Recovery know how to get operational quickly after a disaster. Watch this video and see how their own team performed in a disaster recovery test.

ModSpace is Boston Strong, Keeps Service Going Through the Storms

Through rain, sleet, hail and 102-inches of snow, the ModSpace branch office in Boston continues to deliver world-class service to our customers in New England.

The Boston office, and the rest of our locations throughout the Northeast and in Eastern Canada, have been open every day through the harsh winter to help businesses in need of mobile offices and portable storage units. It’s just one more example of the our commitment to helping businesses thrive, even in the most extreme conditions.

ModSpace is Boston Strong, Keeps Service Going Through the Storms

The ModSpace Boston office is in there somewhere.

ModSpace is Boston Strong Through the Storms

When it snows big, we bring in the big equipment.

ModSpace Boston is Strong

A little snow won’t slow us down. – Jim Adams, ModSpace Fleet Manager, Boston

Relief to Recovery: 3 Ways Modular Buildings Help Communities Post-disaster

Mobile Hospital preperation

Staffers ready FEMA’s mobile hospital in Louisville, MS. Photo: Mike Koplitz/FEMA

When natural disasters strike, rapid response is vital to bringing aid into an affected community. Ongoing support is also needed to get the community back on its feet. Whether it’s organizing and distributing relief supplies, providing temporary housing for displaced residents, offering transitional offices to get employees back to work, or the rebuilding of businesses and homes, many organizations must quickly come together for effective relief and recovery.

Residents of Louisville, Mississippi came together after a tornado destroyed their local hospital in April. For the first time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Read more

A Rising Sea of Change? New York Weighs Coastal Readiness Plan

new york considers $20 billion plan to protect city from severe storms and tidal surge

Photo courtesy of Arcadis


Rising oceans and severe storms are a real threat to coastal cities around the world. Superstorm Sandy is great example of how tidal surge can devastate low-lying metropolitan areas.

One artist recently created a video animation that shows how the rising sea level could impact the West Coast. Imagine Venice Beach under 25 feet of water. While this scenario is not likely to happen in our lifetime, it does call into question how the world will protect its coastal cities. For Read more

Video: School Principal Talks about Reopening Faster After Hurricane Sandy

Residents and businesses across New York and New Jersey are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Moonachie Township in Bergen County, New Jersey is no different. Four feet of water flooded much of the town, including Robert L. Craig Elementary. The school was badly damaged and not fit for teaching.

Administrators called ModSpace and less than a month later, the school reopened in temporary modular classrooms. It’s a good story for ModSpace, and a great one for the children of Moonachie.

Watch the video below to hear the school’s principal tell the story in her own words.

Time Lapse: Temporary Modular School Accelerates Recovery for Students Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

As residents of New Jersey and New York continue to pick up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy, we’re doing our part to accelerate recovery efforts through faster temporary and permanent modular buildings.

While some finish work is still underway, this rough, first-cut time-lapse video shows how the speed of temporary modular got the students of Robert L. Craig Elementary School in the Moonachie School District of Bergen County, NJ back to school on January 2nd. The 32,000 square foot temporary modular school that was ready for use in just 25 days.

Look for more updates and a final time-lapse video soon on the Moonachie school project and the temporary city hall which ModSpace is now building right down the street.

New Jersey School Going Modular for Fast Recovery from Sandy

New Jersey School Going Modular for Fast Recovery from SandyRecovery efforts following the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy earlier this month are in full force. One New Jersey school district is taking a big step to ensure its students are back in the classroom as quickly as possible.

Robert L. Craig Elementary School in Moonachie was hit hard by the tidal surge during Sandy, as a riverbank overflowed and water levels spiked to Read more

Inside the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort: A Volunteer’s Perspective

ModSpace Hurricane Sandy Relief Red Cross Volunteers

  • In Franklin Township, New Jersey, not far from the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, a 1 million square foot warehouse is buzzing with activity around the clock. On any other day, it would be just a warehouse in a suburban industrial park. Now it’s a primary hub from which an army of volunteers for the American Red Cross are running the massive relief effort to aid the families and businesses that lost everything in the storm.

That warehouse is where 10 ModSpace employees from our corporate office outside of Philadelphia spent last Wednesday, November 14 as Red Cross volunteers. As donations pour in from around the globe, volunteers are needed to get supplies to the Red Cross shelters Read more

Quick-response Companies Ready to Help with Hurricane Sandy Recovery

ModSpace Disaster ReliefAs recovery efforts from Sandy unfolded last week, we were struck by the resiliency of those who were affected by the storm and of the willingness of others to come to their neighbors’ aid. Helping hands from across the nation were lent to help victims rebuild their homes, their communities, their lives. It’s a proud reminder of what makes America great.

The same can said of the business community, where companies are coming together to drive Read more

A Case for Quick Recovery After Hurricane Sandy

Modular Digital Imaging BuildingThe devastating effects of superstorm Sandy are still being felt throughout the Northeast, particularly in the hardest hit areas of New Jersey and New York. More than 1 million residents are still without electricity, and relief efforts are expected to continue for weeks.

ModSpace helps businesses get back on track faster using temporary and permanent modular construction. Case in point, after a tornado ripped through Americus, Georgia on the night of March 1, 2007, residents awoke to a Read more