What Issues Can A Modular Office Solve?
When you own a business, issues arise all the time. Sometimes they can be easy ones that are solved with a few minor adjustments. Or they can be major ones that need more planning and creative thinking.
While a modular office can’t solve issues like needing more staff or a slow economy, there are several other problems where it can be useful.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the more common issues modular offices can solve with industry-specific examples so you can see how modular can help support your business needs.
General Issues Modular Can Solve
Before we get into some industry-specific problems, here are some general issues you can solve by using a modular office.
1. Running Out of Office Space
If you’re running out of space, modular buildings can be added to your current location to serve as office space, conference rooms, or an employee break room. This can be as simple as a one-room modular office or it can be a two-story office complex.
2. Having a Remote Building Location
While it would be nice if construction sites were always in urban areas where you have easy access to materials and supplies, that isn’t always the case. Using modular buildings means you don’t need to worry about hauling an entire crew and materials for an extended time to a remote area and wonder if you can get everything you need to finish a build.
3. Needing More Storage Space
Having enough storage space is an issue no matter what industry you’re in. Modular buildings provide secure storage spaces.
4. Expanding Your Business
Whether this is expanding to a second location or just enlarging your current space, a modular office space can help you achieve that in a quicker timeframe than traditional construction.
How Modular Buildings Can Support Different Industries
Now that we’ve covered some of the more general problems modular offices can solve, here are some industry-specific examples to show how versatile modular can be.
Agriculture is one of the most important industries in British Columbia. Between produce farms, cattle farms, and hydroponic farms, modular buildings can have multiple functions.
For example, if you’re looking to expand your fish farm facilities, using modular structures can help you create a customized farm in less time than traditional construction. You can use them to create storage spaces for both administrative works and for tools for repairing fish pens.
As the population of Canada continues to grow, this can cause problems in the education system, especially in British Columbia.
We were contacted by a school in Whistler, BC, to create a modular building that fit the town’s strict design guidelines. We worked with StudioHuB architects and the school district to create a design that was modern, energy efficient, and fit the characteristics of the town.
However, there are other benefits of using modular designs than just for modular school classrooms. They can be used as temporary offices for administrators, storage for records or supplies, or even for teachers’ lounges.
Britco also worked with a university to create an office complex while it was undergoing infrastructure improvements so it could keep up with the growing faculty. The solution was to take 21 double-wide offices and turn them into modular offices for over 150 faculty members while still maintaining the sense of community found on campus.
With more films and TV shows being filmed in British Columbia, having modular buildings on site can serve several purposes.
For the actors, the mobile office trailers can be used as dressing rooms, hair and make-up areas, and you can also turn them into a lounge area or a catering area.
On the production side, if you’re looking for a secure location to store props, costumes, and production equipment, then a storage container is the best option to use since they can be locked. They come in a variety of sizes and can be easily transported to your location.
You’ll also need traditional offices and conference rooms for any meetings. Another benefit of working with Britco is we offer several office furniture packages as well as conference room packages so you can get started on your project as soon as your building is delivered.
Oil & Gas
Modular buildings are an essential part of the oil and gas industry and its day-to-day operations.
Like the industries above, additional storage and office spaces are a must and a problem modular buildings can solve. Whether it’s using a skidded office or a portable office, there are several options you can pick from, depending on your location and budget.
Another area you can use modular is creating a First Aid office. While you can plan for every eventuality, accidents happen so it’s best to be prepared for them.
If you need something more customized for your site, a SmartSpace office is completely customizable and can be staked up to three units high, giving you the flexibility to create the best space for your business.
Why You Should Work With Britco
At Britco, we live and breathe modular offices. Our goal is to create a product that sets us apart from the competition and is beneficial to you and your business.
A benefit of choosing a modular building, in particular a Britco modular office, is that the fabrication and site prep takes place at the same time, which makes the installation timeframe shorter. Since our buildings are built in a factory, we aren’t dependent on the weather to finish our build.
We also understand that not all building sites are in convenient locations. That’s just a part of the construction. Our crew is used to working in both city centres and remote locations. Because of this expertise, our process is faster than a traditional build.
Up-to-Code & Safety Standards
In any building project, safety is one of the most important priorities. This not only protects your workers from any harm but it also protects you, too. You could be opening yourself up to liability in an accident if your structures aren’t up to British Columbia’s building codes.
That’s why at Britco, all of our modular buildings are built to code and adhere to all current safety standards and modular building codes. This applies to all of our buildings from modular offices to construction office trailers. So all you need to focus on is arranging for delivery and set up, and relaxing knowing that building safety is done.
By combining our building process, we’re able to be more environmentally friendly. We help create 40% less construction waste, which helps us leave a smaller carbon footprint.
The modular construction process also promotes green and environmentally-friendly practices and materials. By following these practices we can minimize waste and maximize materials usage across each stage of the build.
At Britco, we know not every business is the same as well as not every modular building is the same. We think that you should get exactly what your business needs and we’re here to help you through the process.
Looking for more information on how a modular office can support your business? Contact our team for more information or to request a quote.
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