John Donne said, “No man is an island.” The same can be said for construction firms. Today’s general contractor requires a vast network of subcontractors and suppliers to deliver projects on time and within budget. But contracting with these vendors brings additional risk as GCs are ultimately accountable for all project operations, whether they’re performed by their own employees or vendors. This risk includes supply chain interruptions, safety violations, quality of work, project delays and licensing issues, just to name a few. Meanwhile, choosing the right vendor can ease some of the heavy lifting and accelerate projects at the same time. To help you in your search, here are [Read more…] about 17 Tips for Choosing Construction Suppliers and Subcontractors You Can Trust
As the name implies, anchors connect office trailers and large modular complexes to the ground to provide structural stability. Here are some simple guidelines to help you determine if you need anchors for your office trailer.
High Wind Areas
If your building is located in a region susceptible to high winds, such as the Gulf Coast or Midwest, you’ll need to anchor the trailer. Many coastal states require anchors. Ask your mobile office provider if your state requires [Read more…] about Do You Need Anchors for Your Office Trailer?
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.
Floorless modular construction offers several benefits for both builders and owners. These benefits include cost savings, flexibility, minimal site disruption, monolithic slab foundations and structural steel. See the installation process in this short time-lapse video of a floorless modular classroom at the Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY.
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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.