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State of the art buildings for future generations

posted: 20th Feb 2014

The modular and portable building industry still continues to grow, from strength to strength in particular the education sector. Even in these uncertain times, one thing we can be certain about is that our industry as ever will be keeping up with the requirements that provide buildings that meet the criteria of which we are all aware.

  • Sustainability

  • Embodied Energy

  • Reduction in Waste

  • Reduction of Carbon Omissions

The original concept of Modular Buildings historically was basic, cheap and cheerful and useful to help out when funds were low and budget restraints in place.

The good news for the industry and end users alike, that this is no longer the case; projects for modular construction are becoming more common as the market of modular buildings has changed. Central to this trend has also been the slow dawning realisation that modular construction does not always result in the buildings being of a temporary nature. Today’s modular buildings are constructed to extremely high standards; in factory controlled conditions most are steel framed and have a design life of 60 years. In all probability they will last longer than that- longer in fact, than some, so-called permanent buildings constructed in traditional materials.

Architects today have to satisfy their client’s need to design buildings that will meet all the requirements - ‘State of the Art’ modular buildings are all around. In most cases the public are unaware that buildings are no longer always built of traditional methods.

Clients are also becoming increasingly aware of this. Why pay more, when you can have a cost-effective modular building in a shorter time scale. The quality is as high and it will last as long.

 The key to all of what we do as an industry is that we are able to supply All Market Sectors

The industry can design and build what the client requires, but more importantly it can deliver on time and fit into spaces that prove difficult for traditional buildings.

One key feature that is often missed is the ability to as well as outright purchase there can be options to hire modular buildings.

For anyone looking for buildings it is worth engaging with the industry at the start of any project, let the experts in their field assist you in the design of your building. Companies are always willing to show potential clients projects that they have completed to give a better understanding of what is possible.

Direct Purchasing

There is a misconception that the only way that large complex school buildings can be obtained is through a tender process or main contractor route. Our member companies both manufacturers and experienced suppliers know more about the type of building that would suit a client’s requirements.

Click the following link and go to page 28 to read the full article. http://www.qaeducation.co.uk/3dissue/qanursery1/index.html

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