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The furniture you choose for your mobile office can have a tremendous impact on your quality of work, comfort on the job, client and vendor relationships and your bottom line. Here we’ll guide you through the key considerations and available choices, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Top 4 Furniture Considerations
These questions will help you determine what type of furniture and how much is needed for your project.
- How many people will be in the office? Include those who will be in the mobile office on a daily basis, plus any frequent visitors.
- What will your office trailer be used for? A basic construction management office needs different furniture than a professional sales office. This also affects your space planning.
- How long will you be using the office trailer? Consider how comfort, convenience and functionality will affect your productivity. Basic folding tables and chairs may be the least costly option, but you’re likely to feel more tired and uncomfortable at the end of a long day.
- How do you want to represent your business? Will you be hosting clients, vendors, suppliers or no one at all? What do you want your temporary building to say about your brand?
Modular construction is widely accepted as a faster path to occupancy. It’s also a more flexible building option, with the ability to add, remove and reuse modules to accommodate changing needs. While these qualities make it an attractive option for builders and owners, the building style was once stigmatized as low quality and “boxy”. No longer true. New modular building techniques deliver exceptional quality and architects are embracing it as a means of building attractive, even dramatic buildings for a variety of needs. Here are a few recently completed modular projects that are turning heads.
300-square-foot micro apartments in New York City.
Emergency medical center in Jacksonville, FL.
Formerly known as Atlantic Yards, Pacific Park is a 32-story mixed-used commercial and residential space in Brooklyn, NY.
NY Red Bulls MLS Training Facility
Major League Soccer training facility in Hanover, NJ.
Haley VI Research Station
World’s first fully relocatable modular research station currently in Antarctica.
Mini Sky City
57-story mixed use building completed in 19 days in Changsha, China.
Modular construction employs simultaneous in-factory fabrication and site preparation to cut build schedules by up to 50%. Watch this time-lapse video of a project by the ModSpace Franchise and Retail Team to see the process side-by-side.
Liberty Property Trust, one of the largest real estate developers in the Northeast, contracted ModSpace to quickly build a luxury hospitality suite where they could showcase their project in the Allentown, PA area.
ModSpace selected existing modular buildings from its large inventory to accelerate the timeline. The modular buildings were refurbished to like-new condition and customized to meet the developer’s needs. The finished 1792 square foot building features a large conference room with two 8’ by 5’ windows for viewing the project. Additional features include premium insulation and siding for four-season comfort, recessed LED lighting and wall-mounted video monitors throughout.
Modular buildings can be used and reused for almost any temporary or permanent need, from administrative offices to hospitality suites to remote medical facilities. Small modular facilities can be operational in days, while larger modular structures are commonly ready in a few weeks, and for less than building new. Watch this brief video to learn why businesses choose used modular buildings to add space quickly.