The title says it all. Watch this short video and see 5 weeks flash by as ModSpace constructs a fully functional 7-unit mobile office complex. When it comes to adding buildings in days (not months), there really is no substitute.
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.
As 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…] about Quick-response Companies Ready to Help with Hurricane Sandy Recovery
The 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…] about A Case for Quick Recovery After Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy’s wrath is already being felt across the eastern part of the country, with Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy warning residents that the storm has the potential to be “the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes.”
Across the country, cities and towns prepared for the arrival of the Category 1 Hurricane, which had already claimed more than 60 lives in the Caribbean region. In New York City, which is expected to be one of Sandy’s hardest hit areas, Governor Andrew Cuomo suspended subway, bus and train services beginning Sunday night. Schools and offices were also closed across much of the East Coast.
Rescue efforts were already underway Monday, particularly in coastal areas that are seeing widespread flooding and surges of more than 10 feet. Early reports indicated rescuers had been dispatched to Oak Orchard, Delaware, a town resting on the Indian River Bay that is being hit by flooding, despite the fact that residents were urged to evacuate over the weekend.
The unprecedented storm, expected to collide with an oncoming cold front, took a unique path as it turned left to make landfall, seemingly taking dead aim at the Eastern Seaboard. But as much of the Northeast continues to prepare for the worst of the storm, cities and towns that have already taken the brunt of the damage are beginning to transition into recovery mode.
As public officials, residents, and utility and construction workers begin their disaster relief efforts, it is critical to exercise an abundance of caution, particularly when it comes to dealing with mass debris. To make the recovery process as safe, efficient and effective as possible, damaged towns often turn to the use of portable office trailers and storage containers. Apart from offering essential storage, modular structures can serve as emergency medical facilities, relief operations command centers and even temporary housing for individuals who have been displaced by the storm.
As we ride out the storm from our corporate office in Southeastern Pennsylvania and branch offices across the eastern U.S., our thoughts are with our customers, employees and everyone affected by the storm. And we wish you and your families a speedy recovery.
Our thoughts go out to the people and communities affected by the Tropical Storm Debby.
We’re following the situation closely to ensure we have temporary facilities available to support emergency relief efforts, school closures, business recovery and more.
As residents and businesses pick up the pieces, here are some links you may find useful:
American Red Cross – Relief updates and donations
FEMA – News on the federal emergency response
FloridaDisaster.org – Florida division of emergency management
Small Business Administration – Help for rebuilding your business
DisasterAssistance.gov – Federal assistance for rebuilding your home
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster – Coalition of nonprofit disaster response organizations
Agility Recovery – Disaster recovery solutions for businesses and schools
ModSpace Disaster Recovery – Temporary and permanent building solutions