Modular construction is ideal for administrative offices, military facilities, and other public and government buildings. Not only are these buildings cost-effective and code-compliant, but modular government buildings can be up and running in half the time as on-site projects. They also have some other notable advantages.
In the military or defense industries, and any industry where there is an increased chance of explosion, fire, or danger from toxic materials, blast resistant modular buildings provide a safe environment for working, sleeping and storing sensitive equipment.
The inherent design of modular buildings gives them greater flexibility in comparison to reinforced concrete and masonry buildings. They have the ability to bounce back under significant blasts without collapsing under pressure. The roof is also far less likely to give way, dramatically reducing the chance of casualties.
To meet strict specifications, mobile structures such as blast resistant modular buildings can be customized with:
- ultraviolet and corrosion-resistant exterior coatings
- blast-proof windows and doors
- custom interior flooring
- hard surface countertops
- drop ceilings
- progressive collapse capabilities
- outfitting for extreme temperature fluctuations, humidity and dust levels
Long, drawn-out site-built construction projects are not efficient when faced with urgent training requirements (often in remote locations) and rapid troop expansions. Base realignment and closure actions and force structure changes highlight the capabilities of modular buildings for relief living space projects.
Applications for modular living quarters include:
- one-plus-one modules
- open-bay barracks / modular dormitories
- temporary or permanent showers and latrines
- classroom and training space
- search and rescue stations
- equipment shelters
- Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF)
An unlimited variety of designs and floor plans is available, and structures can be manufactured, delivered and installed at a prepared site in a matter of weeks. Modular Genius in Joppa, MD, for example, installed a 3,136 Sq Ft award-winning government sleeping quarters project in 120 days.
Prefab modular barracks have uses in private industry as well, and are most often used for firefighting crews, oilfield and mining “man camps”, and in many other applications.
Storage for Flammable and Combustible Materials
The expense of building specialized facilities to store toxic and/or flammable materials can be high. When conventionally built, the structures cannot be relocated, and it may be difficult to determine if they meet the increasingly stringent code standards for fire resistance, secondary containment and structural strength.
Today, modular buildings can be reliably designed to meet specific requirements for fire resistant, hazardous material storage buildings. They can resist wind, snow and internal explosion loads and provide secondary containment to meet all relevant fire codes.
They can also be energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Visit GSA Modular Buildings to find out more about one of the only modular building manufacturers that offers green modular buildings to the Federal government.
Modular buildings for any government agency or department can be built to meet specific requirements with regards to site-specific building construction, anti-terrorism and force protection, SCIF, fire protection, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and communications. Consider them for your most critical applications.