Rising enrollments, decreasing budgets and natural disasters have America’s schools facing difficult times. When it comes to adding new teaching space quickly and affordably, modular construction offers temporary and permanent solutions that get students back to class sooner, even on tight budgets.
Here are five reasons to look closely at modular learning space. Click the link in each one to see how schools can benefit from temporary and permanent modular construction.
1. Faster Permanent Buildings
The Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY needed four ADA-approved classrooms with restrooms for special needs children. The classrooms had to blend seamlessly with the existing facility. Innovative floorless modular construction Continue reading →
Though the domestic modular construction industry has been growing over the past several decades, it is only recently that US designers and builders have started taking sky-scraping cues from overseas projects. New York City’s Atlantic Yards development is a prime example, as it is targeted to be the tallest modular structure in the world, surpassing England’s University of Wolverhampton’s 25-story dormitory, completed in 2009.
These two projects notwithstanding, modular construction that reaches for the sky isn’t relegated to the US and UK. The Asian market went tall the in Hunan Province with high-rise modular projects courtesy of developer Zhang Yue, whose company erected a 30-story modular building over 15 days in 2011, a feat that was captured in a powerful time-lapse video.
Even now the Broad Group in China has signed a deal to erect a 100-story prefab building in the city of Continue reading →
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 energy exploration and extraction efforts take center stage in some of America’s most remote and undeveloped areas, rural economies are being forced to grow up fast. Civic and business leaders may find help from modular construction.
It makes sense. From the oil sands in Western Canada to the Marcellus Shale of western Pennsylvania and Ohio, out-of-state workers are flooding small towns and creating immediate needs for facilities. For energy companies and the communities that support them, modular construction is the building solution that can ease these growing pains now and down the road.
Immediate Buildings for Immediate Needs
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Current resources are stretched to capacity. Adding buildings quickly is essential to keeping projects on track and towns from being overwhelmed.
Temporary modular buildings can be delivered almost anywhere and configured for virtually any Continue reading →
America is in the middle of a natural gas boom. Exploration and extraction opportunities in the oil and gas plays, among others, are creating new jobs in a down economy and with them the need for additional infrastructure.
Phil Davies, senior editor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’s fedgazette confirmed the trend in a video blog. “Rapid oil and gas development in the “oil patch” of western North Dakota and northeastern Montana has created huge demand for workers—not just in the oil fields, but also in a range of non-oil industries,” said Davies. Continue reading →
We’ve heard from more and more mining, oil and gas operators about the woes of workforce housing in Canada and the most active U.S. Shale plays: the Bakken in ND, Marcellus in PA and the Eagle Ford in Texas. But workforce housing doesn’t have to be complicated, or even expensive. A variety of housing solutions are available now, from single unit living quarters to large modular camps. Many of these buildings are constructed in a factory, then shipped to your site ready to use.
We recently completed five large dormitories in Labrador City, Newfoundland that allowed Bechtel and Iron-Ore Canada to bring workers onsite. With workers in a controlled environment and well rested, the companies saw improved productivity, better worksite safety and significant savings to their bottom line.
Watch this time-lapse video that shows three of the five buildings in motion. Then, share your thoughts on workforce housing for oil and natural gas.