5 Perks of a Mobile Office Trailer and Where to Use Them
Contrary to popular belief, a mobile office trailer is built to be durable and versatile and used in an abundance of industries. You’ll find an affordable and efficient solution when you choose a modular structure.
So why not have your next project take less time, be easily adaptable for your changing needs, and a better solution for the environment? After reading this blog, you’ll understand the perks of mobile office trailers, and what industries are already taking advantage of them.
1. Easily Relocatable
A mobile office can go wherever you need it to. If your company relocates a lot between different environments, you can easily have a mobile office trailer go where you go. Our trailers are built to Canadian code and can be modified with stairs and ramps. That way, your office is ready to use upon installation.
A resource-handling storage facility needed a two-storey modular space for two years during a construction project. When the project was completed, the modules were relocated to where they were needed on a different site. The functionality behind modular structures allows them to be easily relocated so you can maximize space and productivity.
2. Quick Construction Timeline
Since a modular structure is built in a controlled environment, it is completed 30 to 50% faster than traditional construction methods. In most construction industries, a projected timeline must accommodate weather delays, availability of materials, and labour size for your project.
But with a modular space, the materials and labour all happen under one roof. This means you don’t have to deal with as many shortages and delays. Your products are more likely to be transported and delivered on time, and at the right place.
3. Readily Adaptable
A mobile office container can be used for a variety of reasons, including storage or office space. These modules also have the ability to be stacked on top of each other to help conserve space and protect any valuable tools that are being stored.
And what happens when your organization is ready to expand? Your structure can grow with you. The simplicity of module construction allows for easy expansion, or reduction, when necessary. This is a more straightforward way to scale rather than starting a construction project from scratch.
4. Can be Used in Any Environment
When you start consulting with a modular expert early on in the process, you can identify specific customizations that align with your environment and industry. Further in this blog, we will go through some industries that utilize mobile offices, but these structures can be used as offices, classrooms, washroom facilities, and even storage containers.
Once you have specified exterior features to correspond with your industry, it’s time to consider how the interior of your mobile office will be distinct for your organization. Whether you’re looking for a conference room, private office space, or a breakroom, you can choose different furnishings to be delivered at the same time as your modular structure.
5. The Same Durable Materials Used
A common misconception of mobile offices is that because they are for temporary use, they aren’t built to the same standards as other structures. In reality, these structures are made with architect-specified materials like wood, vinyl, and steel. You can feel secure that your structure will meet the same standards as any other building type.
The difference between portable offices and other construction buildings is that there is less material wasted during the modular construction process. Each step of the assembly process is carefully calculated and precisely measured so waste is reduced.
And if there are unused materials? They can be stored for the next modular project! Unlike a typical construction site, modular construction facilities have ample room for storage so they can recycle and reuse materials.
Industries Using Mobile Office Trailers
As stated earlier, a mobile office can be used for a variety of purposes, across multiple industries. Below, we’ll highlight just a few of these industries. If you don’t see your industry, reach out to our modular specialists to discuss more options.
With a majority of British Columbia being an urban environment, your construction site may have limited space and availability for office space. There is where a portable office trailer comes in. You have the option to stack modules on top of each other to have two-storey mobile offices or have a breezeway on the first storey and then an office stacked on top of it.
It’s possible that during your project, you’ll need to adapt and grow. This was the case for CN Rail which needed additional living quarters for its growing staff. This new structure needed to complement the existing building and include a central locker space, laundry room, washrooms, and changing rooms.
Natural Disaster Relief
Humanitarian organizations and government agencies are responsible for reducing the impact of a natural disaster, which is often sudden and disrupts a host of communities. After a disaster, a response is needed as quickly as possible and will need to continuously manage the environment until things are back to normal.
A mobile office trailer is a practical solution that can be reused once disaster relief is finished. This type of office is extremely durable, and made with quality materials, despite the quick timeline. If necessary, you have the option to lease a used building which can be transported to the site faster than a custom prefab office.
Natural disaster relief includes global pandemics, and in recent years, mobile structures have become a significant positive impact in helping decrease the spread of COVID-19. In fact, Britco provided a safe meeting place for retirement home residents to safely see their families and friends.
The modular office solution allowed people to see each other without any physical contact. One party sat on one side of the glass and the residents sat on the other side. This meant the risk of infection or contamination was virtually eliminated.
There have been several initiatives across Canada to incorporate modular classrooms within educational institutions. The use of mobile buildings has a positive, domino effect on the educational system.
Even though this will be a separate building from your permanent institution, it can still be a seamless transition for administrators, teachers, and students. A custom mobile space can be made with similar aesthetics and functionality as a classroom.
So, when portable classrooms are incorporated into your school system, you’re not only creating more, comfortable space for your students, but you’re also creating jobs for teachers. Having this additional resource will help continue the initiative for inclusive and adequate learning spaces for all students.
Oil referineries are scattered all across Canada and are an important part of our economy and culture. Refineries are a labour intensive and complex job that needs innovation and state-of-the-art technology to succeed.
Within this space, mobile trailers can be used as employee and contractor offices. There’s a lot of moving factors at a refinery, and so it’s essential for your team to have a space to get away from the elements and be able to collaborate together.
Most events are not in one location but are likely to travel around for different shows, meaning a permanent structure would be more of a problem than a solution. On the other hand, it can be frustrating trying to find facilities for each spot, and a bad choice financially and environmentally.
A mobile office trailer can be used for administrative or security purposes, as a first aid centre, or even a comfortable washroom facility for your attendees. Going the extra step to provide a comfortable and secure space, rather than a tent or porta-potty, can truly enhance your guests’ experience and create a better image for your brand.
Benefit from the many perks of mobile office trailers and other modular structures.
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