According to the MBI, modular construction currently makes up 3% of new commercial construction in North America, but that figure is expected to edge up to 5% over the next five years.
"Our industry has been around for a long time," said Randy Duggan, business development manager with modular builder Guerdon Enterprises in Boise, ID. "It's just that the current construction market conditions are now such that developers are looking for alternatives."
Want to learn more about where modular construction is going in the future? Check out this great article titled: 'Grown men playing with Legos': Why offsite modular construction is on the rise from Construction Drive.
Spectrum was founded in 2001 and we’ve been building upon our successes, both literally and figuratively, ever since. When we started, our focus was leasing construction site trailers. Now, we’ve grown into a full-service design/build construction company that specializes in the modular construction process. Our leasing business has grown to serve the needs of a wide variety of markets, including education, healthcare and government. Our success has resulted from our commitment to excellence in our customer relationships and dedication to quality of service. Please visit our web site at www.Spectrummodular.com to learn more about Spectrums leasing and flexible financing programs.
The Spectrum advantage:
o We are licensed General Contractors.
o Our team understands the modular construction process and has had over 35+ years of successful experience.
o We are dedicated to providing a successful construction experience for you.
o Our personal commitment is to deliver projects that are on time, within budget and to our customer's satisfaction.
In the mid-19th century, Richard Sears began selling his products through the first catalog known to the public. At the turn of the 20th century, Sears began to see an opportunity to sell more than just finished goods. In 1908, the Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog began selling ‘kit homes.’
With the help of Richard Sears’s ingenious advertising techniques and the introduction of the assembly line by Henry Ford in 1913, manufactured homes began to surface as a housing possibility for the public.
It wasn’t until after World War II in the 1950s that these prefabricated homes grew in popularity. All the returning soldiers came back to America looking to buy a home and start a family. This demand for homes was greater than the marketplace could handle with the traditional building process. In 1958, the first double wide home was constructed to a local building code, and thus the modular housing industry was born!
Podcasts have quickly become the new rage, dominating the airwaves by combing the traditional tenants of radio with 21st century technology. These days you can find a podcast about anything, from true crime to finance to relationship advice. Podcasts are a great way to learn about new things in a quick and convent way.
One of my new favorite podcasts is called Predicting the Future, and it’s all about modular building! Hosted by entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich, Predicting Our Future explores how people all over the world can save dramatically on the cost of building a new home, how factory-built construction can address explosive global population growth, lessons that home builders can learn from automotive companies, and the journey from designing to financing a modern home building factory. While Spectrum focuses more on the commercial use of modular buildings, learning about how people are using modular for residential purposes can teach you a lot if you are new to the modular process.
All 6 episodes are downloadable now on iTunes. Want to learn more about how Spectrum Building Systems uses the modular process? Check out Our Process page to find out more.
You can also visit our website at www.spectrummodular.com
Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone! Here at Spectrum Building Systems we are all working hard wearing our green! We currenty have a number of units available for purchase or for lease and we wanted to share them with you.
No matter if you are looking for portable classroom space, an office for your construction site, or even a modular lab, Spectrum can help you with all of your space needs. Contact us today to speak with a sales representative about going modular!
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