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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What? An All Steel Modular Building?

We recently visited a factory on the east coast and they were completely perplexed at the thought of constructing a modular building out of steel.   With architects and developers expecting a 50+ year life cycle from their investment it is time for everyone to see there is a better way to build.

Modular Solutions, Ltd has a product line that has steel floor joists, steel roof rafters, can be set on a slab or the concrete can be poured in the plant and this facility will endure the test of time.

In locations where seismic and wind conditions are extreme this is the perfect solution.  We are seeing higher standards in the new IBC codes and this is an example of a great way to meet or exceed the energy code and structural requirements

For more information on all steel modular buildings contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Modular Building Windows, What Are My Choices

What Type Of Windows Can We Use In our Modular Building?

Commercial modular buildings are constructed to the IBC code, the same code as any traditional site contractor will use.   The goal is to design a building that allows natural light, but that also has energy efficiency built into the modular building design.

What to look for: The National Fenestration Rating Council offers five areas to consider when selecting windows for your new modular building.  
  1. U-Factor determines how well a window prevents heat from escaping. U-Factor ratings generally fall between 0.20 and 1.20 the lower number is best at keeping heat in. This is a great consideration for a modular church building.
  1. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) reflects how well a product will blocks heat from the sun. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1, a lower SHGC indicating a product that is better at blocking unwanted heat gain. This is important when constructing a modular hospital or clinical facility.
  2. Visible Transmittance (VT) indicates how much light comes through the window. VT is expressed as a number between 0 and 1 the higher the VT number the higher the potential for daylighting. This is important in modular  educational spaces.
  3. Air Leakage (AL) measures how much outside air comes into your new modular building. AL rates typically fall in a range between 0.1 and 0.3 the lower AL  is better at keeping air out.  This should be considered in modular hospitality projects.
  4. Condensation Resistance (CR) measures how well a window resists the formation of condensation. CR will show a number between 1 and 100 with a higher CR indicating a product better able to resist condensation. Federal modular building projects often look at this consideration
  5. Low E Windows will cost about 10% or 15% more than standard windows, but will supposedly reduce energy loss by as much as 50%.

  6.  The federal government has a program designed to show consumers energy efficiency.   Windows are one of the products that get registered.   Look for your energy star sticker to tell you more about the window & how good the energy savings will be.

  7. There are also lots of options for coatings, screens, shutters, frame materials, and opening operation.   

  8. For more information contact our design team & we can help you make informed decisions on the best value for your new modular building.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Modular Solutions Case Study, Lake Havasu City

Modular Solutions Case Study, Lake Havasu City
Watch this modular building case study video of a project from parking lot to occupied in 75 days
Lake Havasu Modular Building Case Study

Friday, January 27, 2017

Education Design-An Interactive Approach

New School Designs Allow For Open Collaborative Spaces

Education like any industry evolves and must adapt the teaching and learning environment based on the current generation and how they learn.

Old modular building designs used to include 700-900 Sq. Ft. per classroom, with or without restrooms, and every teacher and each classroom were self contained learning pods.   While this method still works in some instances, new data has shown that children thrive in a more collaborative learning environment.

This does not mean that the traditional teach in the front with 30 desks is not still a viable approach, but there are more creative designs that allow children to learn from each other and to strengthen their team work skills.

Modern classroom designs include smart walls, moveable walls, high ceilings, large open study rooms with comfortable furniture and lots of natural light.  There are also lots of stations for hands on learning that foster critical thinking skills and solutions development.

Experts say that to build the next generations' critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities, being able to communicate in a comfortable and open learning environment may be a key to their success. 

This method of design may not be your traditional modular building construction, but there are other methods of prefabrication that can easily accomplish this method of school construction.   MPANELS © are a great way to get high ceilings, large open spans, natural lighting, and moveable wall systems.

To learn more about MPANELS © and design-build school construction contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (sales)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year Exciting New Changes

New Web Improvements Coming In 2017

Looking forward to getting our website updates up and running in 2017.  This will bring a new platform for the blog.   The blog will be hosted on our website.   You will still be able to find great archive articles on this blog, but our new content will be posted on the web page.  We will post a link here so you cans also still search for new articles and content.

Looking back here are a few of my favorite tips & articles available in this blog:

Modular Buildings In Snow Country

Modular Foundation Options

Employee Work Force Housing

Unique Modular Building Uses

What Shape Can My Modular Church Be

For more information contact our team at:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Call:  (800) 441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Wellness Centers For Learning, Not Just Excercise

Modular Wellness Center, Will Be The Center Of The Community

The word wellness center brings many different thoughts to various population centers.  For some it is a place to find holistic or alternative medicine, for others it is a place to work out, and still for others it is a place to grab a great hot meal and gather.

The word "wellness" in this most recent modular building provided by Modular Solutions, Ltd encompasses total mind, body,and spirit well being.

The physical center allows aerobic and physical workouts for community members.   There is also a commercial kitchen that can prepare hot meals and serve as a place for community members to gather and learn a more healthy way to prepare meals.   The building also has education rooms to help with cultural and educational topics ranging from health and fitness with a strong focus on diabetes prevention and control.

The 6000 Sq. Ft. Hozhoogo Iina Wellness Center opened in August 2016, and has had a steady stream of local community members utilizing the facility on a regular basis. 

This modern fitness center is equipped with mirrored walls, and a heavy duty floor.  The kitchen has modern commercial appliances and can prepare a feast.   Educational rooms are equipped with moveable walls to accommodate small and large learning groups.

To learn more about a custom design-build wellness center for your community:

Contact Our Team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving From Modular Solutions, Ltd

Happy Thanksgiving From The Team At Modular Solutions, Ltd

Stop and enjoy your friends and family and count your blessing.  Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Modular Solutions, Ltd.

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Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)