What is a modular building?
Simply put, modular buildings comprise of individual sections, called “modules,” which are fabricated off-site in a modular building manufacturing plant, using typical assembly-line methods. Once the modules are built they are individually transported over the road to your construction site, and fitted together in a pre-planned order to form a complete classroom, office, or specialty building ready for use.
Why use modular buildings?
Here are clear benefits that our customers have shared with us as being some of the most important reasons they selected modular buildings for their projects.
Speed – Fast construction turnaround
Modular buildings can reduce your “time to occupancy” by as much as 50%. This is critical, especially when your facility is revenue-producing. What makes modular so quick is the simultaneous off-site fabrication of the modules with onsite excavation, foundation installation, as well as the setup of any other required site infrastructure. Logistics of the site work and building fabrication are planned so that the individual modules are delivered to your construction site up to 90% complete and are almost immediately set on the foundation and seamed together.
Quality – Precision & consistent assembly
The modular building factory environment allows for comprehensive quality control ensuring that your prefabricated building is always constructed with precision and consistency. Factory use of assembly-line techniques allow for skilled fabricators to perform repetitive tasks in a familiar environment resulting in a dependable product outcome. Building materials used in off-site modular construction are both stored and installed inside the manufacturing plant providing protection from weather elements throughout the fabrication process, preserving their overall integrity.
Safety – Reduce risk of injuries
Risk mitigation of accidents and injuries during construction is essential to both Vanguard Modular and our clients. Factory constructed buildings are built in a plant facility that provides inherent safety from the risk of slips and falls because adverse weather conditions are never present inside. Mezzanines, cranes, and other mechanisms designed for accessibility provide ergonomic access for fabricators to perform their tasks within a familiar environment. When you select modular construction, less heavy construction is performed on your site than with conventional construction, reducing the level of worker injury risk through the installation phase of your modular building project. Naturally your students and employees on-site also face less risk due to the shorter duration of construction activities on your site.
Green – Environmental friendly construction
Modular building space continues to advance ahead of conventional construction in environmental responsibility. Modular building prefabrication keeps waste to a minimum, saving you money and preserving the environment, through proven methods of efficient material use and waste reduction throughout the fabrication process. Environmental impacts are also minimized because the modulars are manufactured off-site decreasing truck traffic for deliveries, sprawling material storage, construction noise, smells, light pollution, airborne dust and dirt particles. Portable buildings provide you with the option of having the building disassembled and relocated to a different site as needs arise, or you can return leased buildings to Vanguard Modular for reuse or re-purposing, reducing the overall demand for raw materials and minimizing waste sent to landfills.
Flexibility -Permanent & portable options
Portable, relocatable, reusable – all perfectly describe the flexible nature of modular buildings. Portable modular buildings can be easily relocated to another location or quickly refreshed for use on a new project. Furthermore, portable modular buildings can quickly be expanded by adding more modules to an existing relocatable building.
Choice – Custom design and build
You have the option to partner with us to design your modular building according to your specifications, bring your own floor plan and specs or simply choose from a number of standard layouts. If a custom appearance is important, you can select from a wide array of interior and exterior finishes, ensuring that your new building or building expansion fits in perfectly with the existing structures at your facility. For the most affordable prices and quickest delivery, you may want to consider selecting a pre-leased building from our used portable building inventory.
Financing – Affordable and within budget
Modular building financing will provide you with affordable options to meet your budget requirements, including:
- Operating leases, select the duration you need
- Lease-to-own with varying term length options
Schools, businesses, and government entities around the Globe continue to select modular buildings as the savvy progressive construction choice for expansion, swing space, and new facilities alike. They have discovered that modular building construction is quick, high quality, cost effective, green, flexible, and entirely customizable.
Our clients’ in the U. S.Atlantic and Gulf Coast states use modular buildings ranging from portable classrooms and temporary office buildings to custom-built single and multi-story permanent buildings featuring tens of thousands of square feet of well-appointed space.
Fully relocatable, portable classrooms and temporary office buildings quickly provide our forward-thinking customers the strategic, flexible, and affordable space they need when they need it. Our clients that select custom-built permanent modular construction (“PMC”) typically are seeking highly sophisticated, efficient, and customized space that is entirely comparable with conventional construction but has several added benefits.
Our astute customers know that who they partner with for modular space is absolutely critical to the overall success of their project. Like them, we want you to discover why modular construction with Vanguard Modular Building Systems LLC is the smart choice for your classroom, office, or specialty space needs!