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China-based Builder Completes 57-Story Tower in 19 Days

We’ve told you before that modular construction is faster than conventional building. Well, Broad Sustainable Building has shown the amazing speed of modular once again. The China-based builder has delivered several large-scale modular projects at unbelievable speeds. Their most recent project, a 57-story high-rise, was completed in just 19 days. Don’t believe us? Watch the time-lapse video below and see for yourself.

5 Reasons Why Schools Should Consider Modular Construction

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

5 Reasons Why Schools Should Consider Permanent Modular ConstructionThe 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 Read more

Modular Construction Reaches New Heights, Goes Global


Atlantic Yards Project, Brooklyn, NY

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 Read more

Time-Lapse Video: Building a Mobile Office Complex in 38 Days

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.

Time Lapse: Temporary Modular School Accelerates Recovery for Students Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

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.

Modular Construction Eases Rural Growing Pains

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

Modular Workforce Housing

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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 Read more

Answering the Infrastructure Demand in America’s Shale Plays

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. Read more

Time Lapse: Workforce Housing for Oil and Natural Gas

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.

Time-lapse Video: Floorless Modular Install

In a recent blog post I told you about the benefits of floorless modular construction: cost savings, flexibility, monolithic slab foundation, structural steel. Now you can watch the installation process from start to finish in this time-lapse video of a floorless modular classroom installation at Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY.

Please watch the video below and let us know what you think.

Click here to read my earlier post: Floorless Modular Buildings Deliver Cost and Time Savings

30 Days in 60 Seconds Time Lapse Video

Time is money. Modular is faster.

This 60-second time-lapse video shows 30 days fly by as ModSpace installs a new modular building designed specifically for digital imaging at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, New Jersey. Offsite construction combined with minimal onsite preparation allowed the hospital to continue normal day-to-day operations with minimal patient disturbance. And by cutting their construction time to just 30 days, the Southern Ocean Medical Center was able to see more patients and start generating revenue sooner than if they had used traditional building methods.

The facility, designed, installed and finished to match the existing hospital, begs the question, “This is modular?”

Tell us what you think?