What Is a Modular Structure?
Have you ever thought about building a modular home or structure? You’ve heard the term before but you’re not quite sure what they are.
You wonder how a modular structure might be different from a traditional building.
There are many benefits and advantages to a structure made from modular building blocks. This guide will answer some of your questions about modular structures and homes.
What Is a Modular Structure
A modular structure usually gets built in a climate controlled facility. They are then transported to the home site where they can be assembled very quickly to form the intented structure. Generally the structure is build out to house people and materials.
Modular structures come in many formats with a wide array of styles and materials.
The standards will vary because they’re built to the local code to where the modular structure will be erected.
Types of Modular Buildings
There are different types of modular structures besides a typical modular home. They can be used for many different purposes. Here are a few types of modular structures.
Modular Trailer Strtuctures
Some maybe familiar with modular trailers. They’re used as a temporary space and can move with ease. They are most often used at construction sites but also used as temporary classrooms or even offices. They can offer a comfortable focused work environment.
Modular structures can provide a new spin on a home or office.
They can be purchased, but sometimes renting them makes sense for temporary use.
Modular Container Structures
Shipping Containers usually contain a ship’s cargo but they’re adaptable to use on land. They can be turned into office buildings by making a few changes to the container itself. Like adding insulation, windows and HVAC units.
These modular structures can also be adapted into tiny homes. They’re very cost-effective and quick to install on-site. Lastly, they are transportable.
Panelized Modular Strutures
As the name suggests, these modular structures are build with pre-fabricated panels.Each panel is custom designed and mass manufactured for a particular function. For instance custom panels maybe made for roofing and other panels for side walls with windows cut out. Generally, these pre-fabricated panels are designed rectangular in shape for easy transport, but can be of any shape.
Once at the construction site, these panels can be quickly erected into the desired structure.
Benefits of Modular Structures
These types of buildings are on the rise. Thirty-five percent are using modular construction in the design phase.
There are many benefits in deciding to use modular structures for your new offices or homes.
Modular structures are generally being built in controlled environments with strict quality controls. This also helps reduce damage to materials from outside weather.
Faster Build Times
Modular structures take less time to manufacture. Since they are build in a controlled environment, there are never any weather delays.
Modular structures are faster to make, helping cut down on labor costs. They also use fewer materials and use a factory type setting. All these factors reduce the cost of such a structure drastically when compared to traditional builds.
Better for Environment
The way modular structures get created lessens waste. Waste materials are then recycled to use for other projects. Since they’re stored in controlled environments they have future use.
You can now see the many benefits of building a structure using modular building blocks like shipping containers. From small offices to an entire office complex, there are many uses for these types of structures.
Contact Equipment Management Services for your modular structure needs today!