Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017

"Green" Modular Building Fact #1

Being "green" is a big deal in the construction business and modular buildings are ecologically friendly for more reasons than most people think. Here is"green" fact #1 about modular buildings, portable classrooms and pretty much any type of prefabricated structure that is designed for human occupancy:

Manufacturing a modular building reduces traffic and pollution
FACT #1. Modular building manufacturing facilities help reduce traffic and pollution. Simply put, when building materials are delivered to one location fewer trucks are needed. Think about a traditional general construction company that has multiple projects underway within a 200 mile radius of its office. Trucks with all types of building materials are needed to service each and every job site. Now compare that to a modular building manufacturer that can build several buildings per day in the same location. Not only is material transportation reduced but some materials can be stored for future builds which helps manufacturers stay on schedule and be less dependent on same day material deliveries.

Modular building manufacturers build green, eco friendly structures
In addition to reducing material transportation modular builders cut down on employee's vehicle usage by giving them one place to report to each day. Not only does this ease commuter traffic and fuel consumption but it makes carpooling and public transportation real possibilities. Oh, and by the way, employees seem less stressed when their commute is easy... and this always helps productivity!

Here you can find some other interesting facts about why modular buildings are green.

If you want to build green hopefully FACT #1 will encourage you to "drive" to a modular building manufacturer and take a tour of their facility.

Last Updated: May 25, 2017

Are permits needed for a modular building?

Modular building permit, do I need one?

Permits for modular buildings and portable classroomsMany people ask me if permits are required for modular buildings and portable classrooms and my answer is always a quick YES!

The first step you should take before you make a final decision to rent or buy a modular building is to visit your local building and safety department with a floor plan of the modular building or portable classroom you need, the address where it will be installed and a good description of how the structure will be used. Be prepared to explain your plans to one of the planners and take good notes. If all goes well you will be told that you will be allowed to use the modular building under a conditional use permit or a building permit - as long as you follow the procedures required by the city.

Here is some of the information you should be prepared to discuss:

1. Where will the modular building or portable classroom be located?
2. What will the modular be used for (classroom, office, retail)?
3. Will the modular building have plumbing, if so where will it connect to existing plumbing on the property?
4. Where will the electrical be connected?
5. Is there enough parking to accommodate employees, students, customers?
6. What are your plans for handicap access?
7. How long will the modular building be used?

If you would like to talk about permits and some 'best practices' for using a modular building feel free to give me a call. You can use the toll free Modular Building Hotline at (800) 806-7485.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2017

What happens when your site isn't good for a portable classroom?

I publish a few blogs about various types of modular buildings, portable classroom and other prefabricated structures. Let's just say that I like to keep people informed and "happy" when they buy any type of modular building. So, in order to share some red flags people should look for before buying or renting a used portable classroom I wrote a post earlier today on the blog. See what you think and be sure to share the article if you think it can help anyone who is considering using a portable classroom for their school or church.

Read When Using a Portable Classroom Becomes Too Expensive.

Last Updated: May 4, 2017

Used Modular Building Complex for Sale - Texas

Worth a look- modular building in Texas

This used modular building is listed for sale or rent in Texas. The condition is excellent and it has over 4,000 square feet of space and several other features that make it a good fit for a temporary operations office or even a permanent office building for any type of business in need of modular space. Smaller and or larger models with similar floor plans are also available and can be delivered to Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and other Texas locations.

Used modular building complex with bathrooms
Used Modular Building Complex For Sale in Waco, Texas
This large modular building with multiple private offices, handicap equipped bathrooms, and HVAC is available for purchase and can be delivered and installed for your business quickly.