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Friday, July 11, 2014

Bigger Is Not Always Better

A great advantage to modular construction is that you can travel down remote and rural roads and place a completely finished structure in as little as a day. One thing that has to be considered is the transportation route to the project site.

Many highways and roadways have restrictions that you have to be aware of to make sure your building arrives onsite the way it left the factory.....perfect!

Some common road hazards to watch for:
1. Low bridges or highway overpasses
2. Streetlights & power poles
3. Communication & power wires
4. Road construction restrictions (over width)
5. Road switchbacks & hairpin turns
6. Old bridges or roadways with weight restrictions

The best way to know about fixed hazards is to ask a transport company to run a route for you during the design stage of your project. This will allow you to take into consideration the overall maximum width & height of your section design. Construction routing unfortunately can only be determined as the building is ready to transport or by looking at the DOT road construction forecast website to see where roadways will be constricted.

When you exceed the maximum allowable height or width of a modular section extra fees are required for police or pole car escorts.

While it is great to get the maximum total square ft allowable in one section, it is also sometimes as expensive or a more expensive cost than just making the sections smaller and adding one or two more sections.

For more information or planning contact our team:

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

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