Choosing Between Temporary & Portable Buildings For Your Houston Business
Temporary Vs Portable Buildings In Houston: Finding Your Best Fit
Expansive, open plan aluminum buildings designed to be used for commercial or industrial purposes including retail, manufacturing, and warehousing, are generally referred to as temporary buildings.
Modular structures, or similar designs, built to be used as classrooms or offices are generally referred to as portable buildings.
However, the fact that these structures can be bought or rented out as they are both temporary and portable at the same time brings about a certain level of confusion.
Furthermore, the installation, manufacturing and common applications of these structures also differ. An aluminum frame, divided into five-meter sections, is used to support temporary buildings. Built with an apex roof design, temporary buildings can rise up to a height of three to six meters, span over 30 meters at most and stretch over an unlimited length. To hold the frame to the ground, the first step in the installation of these building involves creating anchor points to the ground. Section after section, the frame is set up, after which the wall and roofing systems are then set in place. The distinct installation process associated with these buildings is considered to be one of their most significant advantages. They create significant monetary and time savings as no ground preparation is required when the installation is made on hard standing level ground.
Before transportation to the site, and installation, each of the modular sections used to create modular buildings is fitted with internal finishes, heating, and electrics at an off-site manufacturing facility. To create the necessary floor space, more sections are added. Customers are required to have the ground ready for the installation even though the process of off-site manufacturing of the sections and installation on-site do facilitate quick build times.
The unique installation process used and the ability to be rented out gives rise to the reference, temporary buildings. Without leaving much evidence of their existence, these structures can be taken down and relocated or returned after they have served their purpose after being installed in just a few days through a non-disruptive process that involves holding them down on to a hard level surface. Entities can reap maximum gains without investing a huge amount of resources when it comes to scaling up or down their operations using these structures.
Confusion and comparisons to marquee structures may arise especially considering the fact that the biggest advantage of these structures is the simple and swift installation process. In addition to the fact that temporary buildings can survive anything from three months to more than ten years of continuous use, they also satisfy Building Regulations relating to structural engineering standards.
All in all, the intended purpose of the building in question is the main reason behind opting for portable or temporary structures. Applications that require large open spaces, such as supermarkets or manufacturing, are perfectly suited to temporary buildings. These structures come with a ten-year guarantee, making them great for extended use, even though they are ideally designed for temporary applications, like meeting a huge new contract or refurbishment projects. Public facilities such as toilets, accommodation at construction sites, offices and classrooms can all be portable buildings. By choosing temporary or portable buildings, organizations can enjoy a swift build process that ensures they get a better and faster return on their investment.