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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CHECK OUT OUR NEW VIDEO A BETTER WAY TO BUILD

A Better Way To Build © video now on you tube

check out our you tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/modularsolutionsltd

or the video link direct is HERE

We want everyone to understand there is a difference between a basic shoe box with a lid, and the type of prefabricated construction that is now available.

Our team has developed great projects based on satisfying the owners' need for a faster schedule without any compromises in aesthetic or structural finishes.

How do we do it? 

By creating innovative space solutions, and thinking outside the "BOX"


To learn more stop by our website or call our team:

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


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Monday, July 18, 2016

Building Intelligent Modular Buildings

Building Automation Systems For Modular Buildings


The construction industry, like all industries, has evolved with the infusion of technology and modern resources.  Building Automation Systems (BAS)  are being incorporated  into the design of new prefabricated buildings, and are user friendly.  In years past the communication or fire or mechanical systems were so intricate that the owners' had to attend week long training sessions on how to operate their new system.

Today, if you know how to operate a smart phone application, you can operate your building automation program.  Through advanced integration of access control, building automation, and lighting control building occupants have better air quality, lighting control, and a more secured work environment

Smart technology does come at a price, but for remote or rural areas that have minimal staff available a smart building can make sense.

Companies such as Honeywell, Siemens, Leviton, GE, and many others are helping to provide complete building solutions into your new permanent modular building facility.







To learn more about building automation systems contact:

Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Life Safety Tips For Your Commercial Modular Building

Building & Keeping A Safer Commercial Modular Building


When organizations look at the initial cost of a life safety design in a commercial modular building they will often try to get a waiver to omit or minimize the life safety requirements.   While there are ways to design more "cost-effective" an organization should not try to eliminate the option of having a safer building and site design. 

Some tips below are recommendations for keeping your site & building safe:


  • Keep shrubs and overgrowth cut back and away from the building.  If any of the greenery is now brown cut that back or remove it it from site
  • If you have gas water heaters or gas heat test and inspect your carbon monoxide safety detectors regularly 
  • Fire sprinklers are mandatory in some occupancy uses, and also in some city or local jurisdictions.   If a fire district has waived the requirement of fire sprinklers, take a second look at your budget and see if you can afford including them.   Not only can fire sprinklers save your property they save lives
  • Fire alarm systems are very affordable now, and recommended.  Most jurisdictions require a fire alarm system in all commercial buildings.   If you are considering a fire alarm system look into an addressable system that is not proprietary so you can change or modify or test your system affordably in the future

  • Watch your design flow to eliminate dead end corridors and long paths of egress.  Sometimes it means adding a few more hallways or extra doors, but in the event of an emergency it is always nice to have a faster way out
  • Keep your fire extinguishers readily accessible and keep your staff informed as to where they are.  The most common location is by an egress door.  Test them and look for expiration dates on the green tags.
  • Non-combustible design is another option if you have a larger budget.  While this type of construction does cost more, the design criteria incorporated will save lives.







If you would like more information contact our team at Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Solutions To Finding Skilled Work Force In The Construction Industry

Skilled Tradesmen Hard To Find For Traditional Construction, Prefabrication Is The Best Solution!




There was a recent article in the Phoenix Business Journal that a large construction company was having a hiring fair looking for 1000 candidates to fill open and key positions in their company.   The phenomenon of MIA qualified candidates to fill critical positions in the construction industry is overwhelming.

 Building customer loyalty and getting repeat or referral business is key to the successful performance of any contracting company.  With the shortage of qualified employees and team members in the traditional construction industry many construction companies are having to overwork current employees or send out untrained employees to try and cover a scope successfully.    


While this challenge is difficult for traditional general contractors, there is a solution that will not only help provide quality permanent structures, but that can also accelerate the construction schedule by months.    We are of course talking about prefabricated buildings and the modular industry.

Our modular manufacturing plant at Modular Solutions, Ltd in Phoenix, AZ has a family of team members that have been with us for years, and that can build any type of facility "off-site" for permanent use.


Stucco, Brick, Block, Steel, Stone, Wood, Vinyl, or any other type of exterior finish you can imagine can be included in your new modular building.   

With new construction technologies and the use of MPANELS ©, we are able to include high ceilings and concrete slab floors in your permanent "off-site" prefabricated building.     If your general contractor or architect is not considering off-site construction help educate them.  Prefabricated buildings are being used for hotels, clinics, recreations centers, school campuses, gymnasiums, kitchen and dining facilities, churches and religious worship centers, military facilities, specialty enclosures, guard shacks, and more!


There is a better way to build, and we would love to share more.   To learn more about prefabrication and accelerating your construction schedule contact our team:

Phone:   (800) 441-8577 x 1 (Sales)


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Want A Lower Energy Bill This Summer?

Preconstruction Tips: How To Build A More Energy Efficient Modular Building:


Tip 1:

Awnings or porches covering the main entry can help block direct sunlight and assist with cooling the temperature of the modular building.   Porches can be made from varied materials and blend in with the modular building or stand out to make a statement. Choosing a reflective coating or color will help reduce the heat even further.




Tip 2:
Choose an energy efficient exterior finish such as EIFS or Stucco that includes additional insulation value in the process of the finish installation.  Heat gain is reduced with this step.

Tip 3:

There are many choices for mechanical systems in the marketplace today.  Making an educated choice based on the life cycle and operational costs of the equipment will have a huge impact on your monthly utility bill.  We have many articles in this blog on mechanical system choices, and how to get the best value for your investment.
Tip 4:
Strategically placed landscape will always make a difference in the daylight heat absorption factor.  Planting cooling trees and bushes to shield the building, while being mindful of the roots and watering impact to your building.   There are many great plants that are specifically used for their cooling effect.
Tip 5:

Modular building orientation is critical to how much heat can penetrate the building during the daylight hours.  When doors or windows are facing direct sunlight even the most efficiently designed modular building will have trouble keeping cool. 





For more information contact our team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Top Six Reasons Roofs Leak

Why Do Roofs Leak?  

Roofing Industry Expert Shares Top Six Reasons Roofs Leak

  • Improper Drainage-If a roof is not designed with adequate drainage the rain, snow, and water will find a way into your building.
     
  • Roof Penetrations-As the roof and systems are designed using fewer penetrations through the roof will help alleviate possible future leak challenges.  Water will find a way in and even small penetrations can cause leaks in time
  • Roof Top Units-While roof top units are a great economy, over time and without proper maintenance roof top units can be the culprit of roof leaks.     
  • Walls & Facades-This cause is harder to diagnose as a leak site may travel or not be fully exposed.  Masonry walls can crack causing unseen damage, allowing water in.
  • Rooftop Traffic-Sometimes walking on a roof, toolboxes, equipment, have all been the cause of unintentional damage to roofing systems.  Membrane roofs are more susceptible to this type of damage than other systems.
  • Human Error-Unfortunately roofs can be installed improperly.  That is why it is so important to choose a reputable and reliable company with a long history of job performance.  Unfortunately as many federal and state agencies have discovered, you do not want to choose your roofing specification strictly based on low bid.  

The best way to keep your roof covering system leak free is to inspect each year and look for any conditions that may cause leaks.   Remedy those immediately and maintain the roof covering as indicated in the manufacturers recommended guidelines.

For more details on types of roof covering systems or prefabricated buildings contact our team 

Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Commercial Modular Kitchen, Throwback Thursday

Modular Kitchen, For Emergency Food Service

Meeting The Needs Of A Rural Community For Childhood Nutrition


From the exterior this modular building looks like a classroom or basic structure, but from the inside this building served the food service needs of not only one but two communities on remote and rural Native American Communities.   The BIA was demolishing a school in Cibecue, AZ.  They had a need for a temporary commercial kitchen for 2 years while the school was being reconstructed.   Modular Solutions, Ltd constructed a state of the art commercial kitchen fully outitted with appliances, washable walls, upgraded floor load conditions and many other amenities.  The building also served as a dining cafeteria space on the other side of the kitchen to serve all the students in the community. 
    As the school renovation was completed in Cibecue, a school on the Gila River Indian Community was in need of space. 
In order to make the relocation successful Modular Solutions, Ltd had to go the original site and make sure all the appliances were carefully removed, put in a container, and transported to the new site for reinstallation.  The new location was successfully open to feed children in a K-8 school, and also be utilized as a meeting room for the community for smaller events. 

Modular Solutions, Ltd is pleased to make both temporary and permanent modular kitchen facility solutions for our clients.    To learn more contact our team:

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

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