Security on your property — be it a hospital, hotel, warehouse, or government building — is of the utmost importance in keeping employees, visitors, and equipment safe. Here are five cost-effective ways you can improve the security of your property: [Read more…]
The County Corrections facility in Pinellas County, Florida needed to have their guard towers that overlooked Recreation Observation within the correctional facility yard replaced. They needed something that would:
- Be cost effective
- Withstand the extreme weather conditions of the region
- Be able to keep guards safe
When the correctional facility decided to upgrade the guard towers, they had to decide whether to refurbish or replace. They made the decision to refurbish the towers and replace the existing guard booths. [Read more…]
Is your school hosting important guests? If you’re trying to encourage them to contribute or donate to your school, there are many ways to convince them that their money is going somewhere worthwhile. When in doubt, be sure to showcase these three areas.
In the Classroom
Education technology in the classroom has been shown to increase student engagement when implemented and used correctly. With higher student engagement and thus better grades, your guests know that your school is dedicated to quality education. Be sure to show them where there is room for improvement so they know how their funds will be applied. [Read more…]
When it comes to safety, prisons especially need buildings that will increase the safety and security of the facility, surrounding grounds, and prison guards. As such, Porta-King is dedicated to the safety of guards working in prisons, making sure that all guard towers in which they work are both safe and practical.
Upgrade Environmental Protection
Prison guards should not have to be exposed to extreme temperatures for long periods of time when on duty. Guard towers are built with an enclosure that can be heated or cooled as needed. When protected from the elements, your guards will be able to do their job more efficiently and safely.
Prefabricated guard towers are built to withstand environmental conditions like rain and snow. Painted with an industrial-grade acrylic enamel, prison guard towers will resist nicks and rust for years to come. With such low-maintenance, your prison will not need to replace or repair the guard towers for years. [Read more…]
Porta-King is no stranger to providing prefabricated solutions to meet a school’s needs. So when Texas A&M was concerned with the safety of their video crews and coaches while they were filming football games, Porta-King was more than happy to address their concerns.
Making Filming for Video Crews Safer
Historically, video crews would have to utilize a scissor lift to get an overhead view of the playing field and put down plywood planks to move the lift from place to place. This method was considered unsafe and thus, a new, safer way of filming was needed. [Read more…]
It’s no secret that there is a lot going on at once in a sports arena. As such, you can’t afford being unable to accommodate the number of people who attend your event. To make everything run smoothly and efficiently, consider adding these prefabricated buildings and structures to your sports Facilities:
Ticket kiosks are often the first thing guests see when they enter your sports facility. With that in mind, your ticket kiosk should be attractive and functional. Ticket kiosks from Porta-King are portable and come with optional features like:
- Trailer mounts
- Architectural enhancements like custom paint, brick, faux stone and more.
If you ever needed more storage space in your warehouse, you may have turned to modular mezzanines to fulfill this requirement. But beyond making more room in your warehouse for storage, did you know that modular mezzanines can also:
- Be used as work platforms
- Reinforce two-story modular offices
- Apply similar design concepts to create prefabricated towers
Utilize Unused Ceiling Space for Work Platforms
Besides extra space for storage, modular mezzanines can be used as extra work space. If you need more workspace for your employees, expanding outwards is more expensive and time consuming, not to mention disruptive to operations. On the other hand, expanding upwards takes advantage of your unused ceiling space is an economic and time efficient option. Modular mezzanines can add an extra layer of modular offices to your workspace as vision towers. Just like with work platforms, the structural design will change depending on its use. Office equipment can add extra weight to the building that will need to be supported safely. [Read more…]
Prefabricated buildings can contribute to sustainability in more ways than one. As the United States invests more in green energy, it is crucial to prepare wind farms to reduce environmental impact. One of the most important prevention tactics keeps protected bird species from crashing into spinning wind turbines. Wind farms can help accomplish this by using technology and staff in prefabricated observation towers. Porta-King recently helped two wind farms using prefabricated towers that prevent turbines from harming birds.
Bald Eagles in Glenrock, Wyoming
Though a national symbol, the bald eagle has struggled to maintain a healthy population ever since it was declared endangered in 1967. The bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list in 2007, but there are still protective laws to preserve their population. [Read more…]
Porta-King Building Systems is a recognized industry leader in the manufacturing of structural steel towers used for a variety of security applications. However, in addition to security functions, Porta-King also constructs towers for a variety of other uses, including band towers. If your marching band is composed of more than a couple dozen members, chances are you need a band tower. Band towers allow directors to view a band’s formations from a bird’s eye view, giving you an edge against your school’s competition. [Read more…]
Custom security structures are fabricated up to UL 752 Level 8 and NIJ-IV
In response to the growing need for security at military bases, dams, ports of entry, nuclear facilities, city buildings and law enforcement agencies, St. Louis-based Porta-King has designed prefabricated structures with bullet resistant protective materials. The prefabricated structures include walls, windows and doors constructed with bullet resistant materials which meet the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 752 Level 8 ballistic standard and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) IV ballistic standard.
“We are seeing an increasing need for security structures in new places such as distribution centers, wastewater treatment facilities and food manufacturing and processing plants,” said Gregg Pearlstone, Porta-King vice president. “We are committed to providing the highest quality products, and by offering ballistic-rated structures, we can provide options for many organizations to protect personnel in various locations.”
Porta-King, a leader in custom-designed prefabricated construction, offers prefabricated bullet resistant construction in both aluminum and steel models. Note: The bullet resistant construction is limited to UL 752 Level 3 for our anodized aluminum constructed buildings. Our Durasteel, all steel, line of prefabricated buildings is available in bullet resistant construction up to and including NIJ level IV. The structures can be custom-made to meet clients’ needs, and can include many aesthetic options such as pitched standing seam roofs, extended overhangs with can lights, factory-adhered brick and stone finishes, decorative steel facades and window mullions. Also available are custom color options and trailer mounted units for use as mobile security booths.
The company is also a single-source manufacturer of galvanized structural steel platforms and towers, which can be used in conjunction with its ballistic-rated buildings as vision towers and overwatch towers commonly used to monitor prison grounds, fighter pilot training courses and firing ranges.
Porta-King is committed to providing unmatched quality and service, and provides each client with detailed drawings for approval and on-site review prior to fabrication. Design consultation and installation services are available anywhere in the United States, along with the best warranties in the industry on all their products.
Porta-King has been a leader in custom-designed prefabricated construction solutions since 1969. Porta-King also manufacturers preassembled exterior structures for retail operations, including guard buildings, smoking and transit shelters, parking attendant booths, check-out huts and cashier shelters in lawn and garden departments. Porta-King’s prefabricated building systems provide shelter, storage and security solutions for virtually any working environment. For more information, visit the company on-line at www.portaking.com or call 800-284-5346.