Nov 21, 2012

Choosing a Site for Your Modular Classroom

How to decide on the spot for your Modular Classroom?

"We have a number of options for placing a portable classroom on our Church property and would like your ideas so that we choose the best location?"

Choosing the right location to install a portable modular classroom should be one of the top items on your To Do list before you spend any money. Here are a few things to consider:

1. What size is the modular structure? For example it could be 60' long by 24' wide. We call these the exterior dimensions. Know your building "footprint" first. This will help with site selection and during initial discussions with suppliers. (if you want to reach suppliers use this online contact form)

2. Consider occupants. Choose a location that works best for the students, teachers and visitors. Consider things such as proximity to other facilities, parking, student drop off, door locations and how a handicap access ramp will be positioned.

3. Consider costs for installation.  A level site site that is easily accessible by trucks and work crews is ideal. Modular suppliers can work with any type of site even if a crane is required but "easy" always saves money and time. Also consider where the existing utilities are located - close is always less expensive.

Hope this helps but if it didn't do the job feel free to give me a call for nationwide help - Matt Banes, (714) 442-2757 extension 502.

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Nov 19, 2012

Can I Rent a Modular Shower Trailer?

Modular locker room and shower trailers for special events
Modular Shower Trailer

How about Modular Shower Trailers? 

I get this question a lot from special event companies in need of shower and toilet trailers and the answer is always yes. Depending upon the amount of shower and locker room space that is needed and how fast it needs to be up and running you can typically find used shower and locker combination trailers available for rent or sale in the state or city where the event is being held.

Modular building suppliers will have floor plans, specifications for plumbing and electrical connections and prices ready to email any company in need of this type of space.

Here are a few tips before buying or renting a special event trailer:

1. Permits. Make sure you have cleared the use of temporary modular buildings with the city´s building and safety department first. You will get all the information you need from this department.

2. Know your space. Know how much space you need - how many showers, toilets, lockers, etc. before contacting suppliers for prices.

3. Have a plot plan ready for where the modular building will be installed including where the electrical and plumbing connections will be unless you are using a temporary power service and holding tanks for plumbing. Be prepared to install handicap access ramps if the general public will have use of the facility.

4. Always get at least three prices from local suppliers and choose the best value. I suggest using our Free Price Quote Tool or the one found at

I hope this helps make the job of finding temporary shower and locker room space a bit easier. Feel free to call me if you need some help anywhere in the U.S. or abroad - Matt Banes, Modular Building Consultant (714) 442-2757 extension 108.

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