Benefits of Modular vs. Traditional Classroom Construction

August 18, 2016 in Modular Classrooms
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In a previous post on the benefits of modular buildings and portable classrooms, we outlined a couple perks of portable classroom construction as a solution for adding space to schools. We wanted to dive deeper into the benefits of modular construction versus traditional: Modular buildings are factory-built and offer flexibility, serving up options that traditional construction just can’t offer.

Modular Buildings are Built in Factory-Controlled Settings

Satellite’s modular buildings are built in a large factory warehouse with assembly lines and stations dedicated to specific steps in the construction process. Each station has certified workers responsible for a single component of the modular building construction process—such as framing, electrical, ductwork, drywall, and finishing.

One key benefit of building modular buildings in a factory is that it’s easier to control multiple construction conditions:

There is no delay due to weather.

The factory warehouses are covered so workers can continue construction on your modular building—even amid inclement weather. You can also rest assured there won’t be any damage to your building caused by unexpected weather and that your project timeline won’t be affected.

There is much better material quality control.

Materials are stored inside the factory warehouse, so there’s no need to worry about wear and tear from weather, mold, or water damage. We use high-quality construction materials to ensure your building is constructed to the latest standards and will last for years to come.

Factory-built doesn’t mean we skimp on inspections.

Satellite’s modular buildings undergo the same inspections at every step of the construction process just like traditional construction sites do. We also participate in additional inspections to ensure our buildings are “road-ready” so they can be transported to your school safely and efficiently.

Modular Buildings Are Flexible—Both in Size and Configuration

Satellite Shelters stocks several different types of portable classrooms, including single or double classrooms, restrooms, hallways, science rooms, and cafeterias. If a standard layout doesn’t fit your preferences, we have custom options you can consider, such as designing a new modular classroom or modifying an existing one. Walls and doors can also be added accordingly to meet the needs of your school.

Modular and portable buildings are ideal for:

  • Administrative and teachers offices
  • Libraries and computer rooms
  • Science and home economics classes
  • Cafeterias
  • Music rooms
  • Press boxes
  • Equipment and sports storage

Modular Classroom Solutions from Satellite Shelters

Whether you’re looking for a few additional classrooms or an entirely new school, Satellite Shelters offers flexible financing options and equipment selections to help ease classroom overcrowding. Our portable and modular classroom building solutions can meet your school’s growing needs—so contact a Satellite Shelters branch near you to get started today.

Updated August 26, 2020