Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Permits For A Modular Building?

One question we are frequently asked is Do I really have to get a permit for my temporary modular building? In most cases the answer is YES.

Many states and local agencies across the USA have updated their code requirements and are even adding special clarifications when you choose to get a temporary modular building. The new laws suggest or require that the building must meet the current local building code. (IBC is the current building code, which year they have adopted and are using is the key). The great thing is that some jurisdictions have a special permit for temporary modular structures, but with that convenience comes a stipulation on how long you can keep it on the site. Below are a few key questions to consider before you place an order for your temporary modular building or before you buy one on line that you can not give back.

1. Who is the jurisdiction for approvals (local, state, or federal)
2. Is there a time restriction on how long this modular can stay on my site
3. How long will it take, and what documents will you require to get a permit
4. Are there any special code requirements for your area that we need to know about
5. Ask for a preconstruction meeting. They are usually free, and save lots of time during the learning curve is you are attempting to do it all on your own

Just a few tips to keep you out of trouble, and help you see the big picture on modular building installations.

For more information or to talk with a design consultant for free contact our team:

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Monday, February 23, 2015

A New Modular School Campus By Summer 2015

One of the largest reasons a school looks at prefabricated construction is a schedule that is impossible. The reason Modular Solutions, Ltd gets repeat and referral business of those clients is our dedication to customer service and exceeding customer expectations. It is still not too late to get into your new campus by Summer 2015.

How does it get done:
* Plans on file from previous schools that may work for your campus
* Experienced field team meets for free pre-construciton meetings, and helps determine a best value & best solution to meet space goals
* Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA) vendor. Our contract is for design, construction, and site work for your new campus.
* Architectural team "in-house" that includes N.C.A.R.B. certificates to work in any location
* Factory production is direct from the factory, so we are able to identify critical path items and ensure they are completed on schedule
* Site work is performed by our licensed team. We do not have to depend on an outside 3rd party contractor to coordinate and complete the site work & infrastructure

Let us share some examples of projects completed in 120 days or less from inception - through occupancy

Call your design team member for details on how to get your modular campus in time for 2015/16 school year.

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Renovation To The Rescue

Modular Buildings built in the 80's and 90's can have new life with renovation and retrofit. Sometimes a modular building was on a bad project site with water drain under the building, or the caulk was not trimmed out regularly, or the design may have been out of date. Some clients would call the landfill & say take it away, but other clients want to try and renovate their modular building into a new creation.

There are benefits and disadvantages with choosing to renovate an older modular building. Lets look at both a little bit.
1. Keeping up to 20,000 lbs of waste out of a landfill
2. Not having to go through the permit process again and maybe change your entire site
3. Not having to reconnect utilities again
4. Getting a fresh new look for your organization, creating an inviting atmosphere
5. Cost-effective way to update your image
6. No need to relocate or close down during change over
7. Much quicker than building a new modular structure
8. Design to save energy, and be more efficient

1. Business has to work around the renovation and noise of construction
2. Some of your wish list might not be able to be done, due to structural or other restrictions
3. Sometimes you find hidden damage or unknowns that can cost additional fees
4. May require all new fixtures and mechanical options
5. Will not be as energy efficient as a new modular building
6. Work conditions may require some weekend or overtime work

Which ever you decide the experts at Modular Solutions, Ltd can help you make the right decision for your structure.

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Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Superbowl Commercial

If we had $4.5 Million for a 30 Second Commercial during the superbowl, we would have loved to share the message of "A better way to build"
We did make a little commercial for facebook that is fun to watch, of if you put a building "anywhere" in Arizona where would it go?


The pictures are very obviously renderings, but it lets your imagination start to open up and get creative.

If you would like more information on modular construction and why it is a better way to build, contact our team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1
Email: information@mod-sol.com
Website: www.modularsolutionsltd.com
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