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Comparing Traditional and Modular Construction for Today’s Warehouses

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Multiple industries are seeing the benefits of using modular office buildings instead of traditionally constructed ones. The warehousing and logistics industry has turned to modular construction to complete projects more efficiently. The professionals at The Material Handler have compared the two methods of construction for your convenience:

Traditional Construction

Warehousing and logistics run on schedules and plans, making it essential to use streamlined solutions to complete projects. Here are some reasons why a traditionally built in-plant office is no longer viable:

  • Unproductive. Structures are built linearly so each step must be completed before moving on to the next. This can create massive delays for the main project. Time is also lost on finding the right people who can do the construction efficiently and to code.
  • Unreliable. This type of construction is dependent on being built by contractors with a specific expertise. When they cannot be found, other contractors are used and the structure’s integrity is questionable.
  • Unsustainable. The materials used in this type of construction are not always good for the environment and very little can be reused should the office need to be relocated.
  • Unmanageable. It’s inconvenient to build an in-plant office while the production of another structure is going on. Workers are forced to direct their energy to the in-plant office rather than the main project by spending more time on its construction and clean-up because the materials for the office will create dust and debris.
  • Unchangeable. Once the office design has been chosen, it cannot be adapted to a staff’s changing needs; the staff must adapt to it.

Modular Construction

In the warehousing and logistics industry, modular construction creates a versatile space. Here are some ways you should consider a modular office for your warehousing needs:

  • A Time and Space Saver. No matter which model you choose, modular offices are faster to construct because the materials are pre-made according to the chosen office design and the site’s dimensions. They are shipped to the site’s location where it’s constructed within a few months. Some models are designed to be elevated to save floor space for other tasks that cannot be done on a higher level. A modular office can also serve as a storage space for workers’ personal belongings, or company supplies.
  • A Productive Area. Workers are able to use a modular office to collaborate in meetings, receive clients, conduct interviews, and train new employees. They are able to take advantage of the soundproof space to continue working for the project is completed on time. The space can also let clients’ employees continue to be productive when work is going on in their office or building.
  • A Meditative Space. A modular office can be used as a break room where workers can gather their thoughts and renew their energy. Modular offices are made to cancel out sound, so workers can make phone calls without having to stray too far from their work.
  • A Clean Space. The materials used to build modular offices don’t produce dust and debris since they are pre-made in a factory. Workers are able to put a modular office together on-site without additional equipment, like masks, or lose time with a large clean-up.

Your Construction Solution

Modular offices are easily customizable since the materials are designed and made ahead of time. They facilitate construction and dismantlement, as well as relocation and reassembly. Materials are reused, providing a green solution for construction.

Our professionals at The Material Handler provides a modular construction for the warehousing and logistics industry as well as others. We serve the GTA and all of Southern Ontario with the latest technology and equipment while implementing industry-leading concepts. Contact us today and we’ll help you set up your new modular office!

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