From temporary modular classrooms to permanent schools, ModSpace provides fast, affordable solutions for education. Watch this short video to hear why some educators chose modular and ModSpace for their school projects.
Healthcare administrators are constantly searching for new space solutions to improve patient care and profitability. As many look to add new satellite facilities or expand existing ones, modular construction is becoming increasingly popular. By building modules off site, hospitals and emergency clinics can reduce patient disruption and cut the time to completion by as much as half. That’s not a bad recipe since getting operational sooner means starting a new revenue stream sooner too.
As you weigh the benefits of modular construction for healthcare, here are some facilities that have already made the move to see more patients sooner.
Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville wanted to bring state-of-the-art emergency services to a rapidly growing community ahead of the competition. They knew that using traditional construction would take 11 months or longer for a comparable facility. The health care network needed to accelerate their building time and minimize disruption to [Read more…] about Healthcare Looks to Modular Construction for Faster, Specialized Building
The administrators of Pope John XXIII Middle School in Sparta, New Jersey were facing several challenges, including fluctuating enrollment, three separate locations and rising maintenance costs. They needed a new central facility quickly, and within their tight budget.
ModSpace delivered a new 22,000-square-foot school in 96 days and within their budget. Watch this short video to hear from the school administrators why they choose modular construction and ModSpace.
Falling objects, such as work materials and tools, present a serious safety concern whenever work is done overhead or in an elevated location. This hazard is commonly forgotten until a near miss or injury serves as a stark reminder.
The solution is simple: Be proactive and “Stop the Drop”. Simple passive and active safety measures can minimize the risk of falling objects and protect workers below. Several of these are listed below. But first, it’s important to understand how quickly seemingly harmless falling objects accelerate to deadly speeds.
Falling Object Statistics
- A solid object dropped from 64 feet will hit the ground in 2 seconds at a speed of 43.8 miles per hour.
- The same object dropped at 106 feet will hit the ground in 3 seconds at a speed of 65.8 miles per hour.
- A 2-ounce pen dropped from 230 feet has the potential to penetrate a hardhat.
Tips for Preventing Falling Object Injuries
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.
Here’s one more example of modular construction going where few would dare: the top of a bridge, high over a major waterway. Watch this brief video to see how ModSpace, NRB, T&M Associates, Pennoni and AP Construction installed a new operator’s building on top of the Burlington Bridge, nearly 100 feet over the Delaware River.