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…]
Porta-King provides turnkey solutions for observation booths required by companies and organizations who engage in the monitoring of people or processes. Our customers include the U.S. military, sheriff departments, manufacturing operations, testing agencies and more.
This recent application came to us from a company engaged in testing the performance characteristics of new automobiles. This requires personnel to be as close as possible to the track the vehicles are using to conduct their tests. To achieve the necessary viewing perspective required for the users an elevated platform was needed along with a booth to provide shelter for personnel and their equipment. Porta-King’s turnkey solution included: [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…]