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Monday, November 4, 2013

5 tips to a better mining industry prefabricated structure

The only thing constant in the mining industry is change! Understanding that staff needs, and team goals will flex on an almost daily basis is important in making long & short term space planning goals. Here are a few tips to help you decide on what is the best value for an ever changing industry.

1. DEFINE IF THE SPACE PLAN IS LONG TERM OR SHORT TERM: By understanding if you need a short term lease of space or if you would be better to purchase a custom building to meet the space needs is key to getting the best value. Frequently you can find a building in inventory to meet the needs, or if you have a specialized custom space need don't be willing to settle, know what you want and develop a solution along side your modular building vendor.

2. WHO IS THE END OCCUPANT OF THE SPACE: Keeping in mind there are line employees and there are executives on the team, and it takes everyone to make your team successful. Executive suites tend to have a little more luxury in the design and larger working spaces. Line workers are in the field and in the office so a mixed layout of structural upgrades and large open spaces are more common on this application.
3. WHERE IS THE NEW BUILDING GOING: While mines have lots of space, they are limited on useable space. Choose a space that is accessible to trucks and the prefabricated installation team. The more accessible your site, the lower the installation fees will be.

4. WILL THIS SPACE NEED GROW: When designing space it is better to have room to grow, or pick a "mod-flex" plan that can add more sections without excessive cost factor.

5. MAINTAIN YOUR BUDGET: When looking at a custom building it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices and want to include comfortable upgrades. Make sure you have a budget goal in mind and work closely with the preconstruction team to make sure you get sensible upgrades like better insulation values and windows, that will lower your monthly operations budget as well as keep your lease or purchase price of the new modular building within budget.

Let the professional design-build team at Modular Solutions, Ltd help you assess your space planning goals, and establish a list of priorities to stay on budget.
Call your preconstruction specialist at (800) 441-8577 x 1


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