Though modular construction only consists of less than 3 percent of all new construction in the U.S., it is slowly gaining popularity. And with good reason. For commercial business like offices and factories, modular construction is an economical, green solution. [Read more…]
Amazon Fulfillment Centers are by no means small. With over 90 locations worldwide, the largest can easily fit 28 football fields. With such large facilities, it’s important that the teams have a quiet and productive place to work. That’s why Porta-King once again teamed up with Amazon in Eastvale, California to install modular wall partitions for improved team rooms. [Read more…]
Starting a new building project is an exciting time. You have ideas on how you want it to be built and what it will look like. However, those expectations can quickly go over budget. For your next project, follow these five tips:
Set a Budget & Know Your Limits
While this piece of advice seems like a no-brainer, projects can and do can get out of control when it comes to costs. Develop a realistic budget that takes into consideration: [Read more…]
Even in a factory, privacy is needed to protect trade secrets and allow employees to work and relax in peace. Installing privacy walls can help you achieve these goals. Here are three places in your factory where privacy walls are needed:
In the Office
Installing privacy walls in the offices of your factory will maximize your workers’ personal space and limit distractions. It will also let you rearrange the office whenever your needs change, such as: [Read more…]
You need wall partitions in your facility, but are unsure whether modular walls or modular tall walls would fit your needs. When deciding whether or not modular tall walls are right for your facility, ask yourself these questions:
How Much Space Do You Have?
Do you have an abundance of space in your facility, or is it a luxury? Modular tall walls differ from modular walls in that they are taller and designed for larger spaces than a traditional modular wall can accommodate. [Read more…]
When products like fruits and vegetables are shipped into port, they need to be inspected to make sure they comply with USDA regulations. Inspection is important to prevent the importing of illegal goods and the spread of exotic pests, which can devastate the native ecosystem.
Working in a factory can be dangerous with staff facing the risk of heat related illnesses, accidents, and stress. These factors can negatively affect your staff’s quality of life by decreasing job satisfaction and productivity. To help your staff lead the best life at your factory, follow these tips:
Provide Regular Safety Education
California has recently made changes to its Code of Regulations that can affect how construction projects are governed in the state. Also known as Title 24, this regulation is a relatively new set of code guidelines that governs the energy efficiency of both new and updated homes and commercial buildings.
As a company who specializes in modular construction that services the entire country, we are naturally curious about how it will affect the industry. Here’s what you should know: [Read more…]
IBM’s in-plant offices are famous for being adaptable and multifunctional. They are designed to let employees be creative and move the layout around to fit their needs. Here’s how you can emulate their design to help your office be more productive, creative, and aesthetically pleasing.
Add Comfortable, Modular Furniture
Using the right furniture in your in-plant office is the first step in creating an environment employees want to work in. Modular furniture is:
- Cost effective: Modular furniture can be added onto or reduced as your needs change.
- Mobile: Modular furniture can be easily moved around depending on the needs of employees or projects.
- Space saving: If your office is small, modular furniture can save space in a small office by merging together or being taken apart to fit another function.
Not sure if your work site needs modular, portable, or traditional restrooms or a portable toilet? Modular restrooms are a good solution for those industries that needs quick, clean, budget friendly construction.
Modular Restrooms are Flexible
Modular restrooms are the solution for your warehouse or factory if you need a permanent solution while being able to remain flexible. That way, if you need to restructure or add to your building, your restrooms can be easily moved and reinstalled just like any other modular building. Also, if your factory or warehouse is located in a seismic heavy area like California, modular restrooms can be designed with earthquake engineering for optimal safety. [Read more…]