What’s Old is New Again
While modular construction has been a smart choice for decades – Starrco has been manufacturing modular and portable buildings for more than 50 years – a wider variety of modular options are being used in more industries and applications than ever before!
From school districts to the ‘tiny house’ trend to pre-fab neighborhoods to 20-story apartment towers, pre-engineered modular construction is becoming more mainstream every day.
What’s Driving the Move to Modular?
Starrco has helped the commercial and industrial industries be way ahead of the consumer trend by designing and building pre-engineered buildings for in-plant offices, machine sound-containment rooms, CMM enclosures, guard shacks, sanitary spaces and cleanrooms.
We are in the business of building spaces for the people who build things,” said Steve Pona, Starrco Market Development Manager. “We are very proud that our products provide the environment for people to do what they are passionate about while supporting their families and communities.”
Now, other industries are finally discovering that the benefits of modular construction are everything you’d expect; the process is fast, delivers high-quality, meets green manufacturing demands, can be relocated or expanded easily, and has significant tax benefits* over other construction methods. Pre-engineered modular spaces and buildings also allow companies to maintain uptime while their Starrco buildings are manufactured off-site and then installed in just days compared to weeks or months with conventional building methods.
Is Modular the Right Choice for Your Project?
Any construction or remodeling project is a major undertaking. But it doesn’t have to disrupt your workflow. We have noted a few interesting trends that may help you make the best choice for your project:
Manufacturers and warehouses want the flexibility to build what they need today but with the option to expand tomorrow. In 2018, we saw an increasing demand for in-plant offices and machine enclosures that can be expanded with a second floor in the future.
One of the top benefits of modular construction is its flexibility. Changes in the economy, faster order fulfillment turnaround times and other factors mean organizations need to be as nimble as possible to respond quickly and maintain a sharp competitive advantage.
Our customers want walls they can move or reconfigure as their needs evolve,” said Steve . “Manufacturing and logistics are more dynamic than ever. Being able to meet changing market conditions is very important to our customers.”
Room with a View
Whether your team needs to see the plant floor, your operators need to keep a keen eye on their machinery without entering an enclosure, or if you simply want more natural light in your workspace, our customers are requesting more windows.
Window wall panels and glass doors are also top feature requests for executive offices.
When people think of indoor cultivation, they used to think of greenhouses. That’s changing!
Professional and even hobbyist growers want to grow year-round without the worry of what the weather forecast will bring. Starrco’s cultivation rooms are built on the company’s industry-leading cleanroom technology giving growers environmental control and a perpetual harvest.
Whatever your 2019 construction project – a remodel, a refresh or a new space – we look forward to sharing the benefits of pre-engineered modular spaces with you. We’re confident the convenience and flexibility will open your eyes to the possibilities while the speed, quality, appearance and tax benefits may seal the deal.
*This is for information only and should not be considered tax advice. For detailed information, look up Section 179 of the tax code and consult a tax professional to find out how this tax bonus can be applied to your company’s tax situation.