For those weighing the pros and cons of traditional vs modular warehouse office space, it turns out that modular offices provide several advantages.
Each unit of a modular office is built from a range of preconfigured and field-tested components, saving weeks or even months in the design process and fabrication time. Components are therefore installed more quickly, and projects are completed far earlier. The entire process typically takes only 30 days, as compared to the average of 80 days it takes to build a warehouse according to business data from the World Bank.
Because the individual partitions and panels of in plant office wall systems can be replaced or even removed without compromising other wall or ceiling panels, modular offices leave room for businesses to change and grow. These nonprogressive systems can be easily redesigned and adjusted before, during, and post-installation without difficulty.
With modular offices, it is simpler for businesses to relocate or make modifications, whether they are expanding, opening new locations, or simply adapting to their evolving needs and goals. This makes them ideal for new businesses learning what works best for them as well as large and well-established companies looking to reach new or different markets.
In traditional construction, building costs are considered a capital expenditure with depreciation set at thirty-nine years, meaning it takes decades for a company to be reimbursed by the Internal Revenue Service for that expense. Equipment purchases like modular inplant offices depreciate in as little as seven years – or in some cases, only one.
Between supply runs, fluctuations in price, and missed deadlines, contracting nightmares are all too common with traditional building. Components are manufactured at our factory (or “in-plant”), so eighty percent of the work is already done before the modules arrive at the building site.
The off-site fabrication of modular office components minimizes any potential disruption in the workplace and keeps operations running smoothly. Actual construction time takes up less than a quarter of the entire project schedule from design to completion, so owners can focus on growing their business.
Traditionally, additions and modifications to existing structures run an almost unavoidable risk of obvious differences, off-color or mismatched panels, or unevenly attached units. The components of modular offices are manufactured under precise conditions to produce a seamless, consistent design across entire properties and separate locations.
Choosing modular office construction can help businesses go green and be more eco-friendly, because of both the way they are manufactured and they are reusable. The production of preconfigured building components does not generate the negative environmental effects like dust, smoke, or noise pollution associated with traditional construction sites. Additionally, if a company relocates or decides they need to modify their space’s layout, they won’t have to demolish or lose the value of a single component.
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