Monday, March 30, 2015

Permanent Alternative Construction-A Better Way To Build

When clients are looking at different methods of construction there are so many choices and each architect or consultant has their favorites for a variety of reasons. Today I wanted to share about Permanent Alternative Construction. When a client wants a building that is going to have an extended life cycle, and that is sustainable, and that reduces their carbon footprint, there are many choices. HOWEVER, when a client wants accomplish all of those things and wants to save months of construction overhead costs and be 100% recyclable- there is ONLY ONE method of construction and that is Permanent Alternative Construction (PAC)

Look at this recent case study of a project we provided for Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The transit department needed a building, had a set budget, and wanted the building to be energy efficient and sustainable.

Some great qualities that were designed into this design-build project:

* White reflective roof covering with extended life cycle
* Insulated stucco system, providing a more energy efficient R-Value, continuous building envelope
* Facings of the windows & doors on the site to take advantage of natural lighting
* Ergonomic interior design for flow and client seating and work stations
* Energy efficient mechanical systems that will save thousands in operational costs over the years
* Recycle content insulation and other components
* Low and NO VOC content components & product
* 100% Recycleable upon end of current user lifecycle

For more information on Permanent Alternative Construction (PAC), contact our team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Case Study, ADA Egress For CES Member

There are many locations throughout New Mexico that have ramps and stairs that were built from wood and the signs of aging are quite apparent. If a school district or non-profit organization has a building that does not meet current ADA requirements, or that has unsafe egress into a facility they face the challenge of losing funding or not qualifying for grants.

Modular Solutions, Ltd helped out a CES Member become compliant by providing new ADA ramps & decks.

With our in-house design team we were able to asses the requirements, and make sure the new egress for the facility was compliant.

There are many ways to design handicap access into a facility, but if your team does not design it properly it can be very expensive or it will fail inspection.

Call our team for a free inspection and proposal on getting compliant.

Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1

Monday, March 16, 2015

Behavioral Health Clinic Case Study

With a huge return of heroes and soldiers PTSD is on the rise both diagnosed, and undiagnosed. It is critical to have regional clinical facilities available for clients in distress. The extra time saved getting services, may save lives. Modular Solutions, Ltd was recently awarded a project in the Pueblo of Laguna for a state of the art behavioral heath care clinic.

Our team provided design-build construction services to offer a turnkey solution that was attractive, permanent, cost effective, and built by Modular Solutions, Ltd a Native American owned company.

Read a little more in the attached case study and see how we can help your community with creative behavioral health solutions.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Top 10 Tips On Inspecting Your Roof Before Spring

This year has been quite hard for roofing systems with the driving winds, rains, and snow storms the hit areas repeatedly. One critical item that needs to be done with your modular building will be to check the roof when the spring weather gets here. Winter storm debris, heavy snow loads, and excessive weather conditions can really cause havoc on a roof. The best thing to do is to get a professional up on the roof of your modular building and do a visual inspection. It is much better to go into spring rains knowing your roof needs repair and getting it fixed, than to respond to an emergency that happened, when all the roofing companies are swamped with business.

10 TIPS to help you inspect your roof

1. What type of roof do you have, every roofing system has special and unique things to look for that you can see on a visual inspection
(foam roofs change color, shingles blow off, metal roofs have connectors missing or seams are exposed, rubberized roofs have tears, torch down or cold applied roofs have bare spots exposed materials) by knowing what roof type you have you will know what to look for.

2. Call a professional: Most roofing companies will perform FREE inspections on roofs, hoping that if there is damage you will hire them to repair/replace. Make sure the roofing company is BBB rated and try to work with a local company.

3. If your roof is less than 10 years old and having damage, maybe consider a different type of roof covering if you are replacing it. There may be a better solution for your climate and weather conditions.

4. Look for debris trapped in corners, in gutters, under mechanical equipment. Debris can damage roofing material or hold water and never let the roofing material dry out.

5. Animals like woodpeckers and squirrels have hidden winter treasures in the valleys, and other ares of a roof -inspect for evidence of digging or tearing off sealant around roof caps etc.

6. Inspect the gutters and downspouts: Frequently those have been damaged or gaps during winter storms if not reattached properly water can rot wood or facia trims

7. Inspect all your roof penetrations: (ie mechanical drops, sky lights, vent stacks). Make sure they are properly caulked and sealed

8. Inspect trims and facia: Warped, or damaged facia can let water damage in causing irreparable damage to the sub roof structure.

9. Look for Warping: Sometimes this one is hard to see with the naked eye, but experts can help with looking for any warping of roofing materials and sub surfaces

10. Make sure you do this every spring: By keeping on top of maintenance you will ensure a longer life cycle for the roof of your modular structure, and you will ensure if there are any damages you catch them early enough to prevent further damage. Often times that can mean the difference between a roofing repair and an entire replacement.

For more information on what is the best roof type talk to our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
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