Portable Buildings

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Although they are not intended for use as permanent structures, portable buildings provide an ideal alternative where shelter or interior space is required and often they serve many of the same purposes than a conventionally built space would. Read More…

Portable Buildings Portable buildings are modular structures or prefabricated shelters that are constructed as a complete unit that is able to be relocated through the use of cranes, forklifts and trucks.

Leading Manufacturers

Santa Ana, CA  |  800-394-7699

As a manufacturer of modular buildings, including inplant modular offices, exterior steel buildings, guard buildings, fork liftable and crane liftable buildings, multi-level buildings and mezzanines, Abtech offers turnkey installations or packages for install by end user.

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Harrison Township, MI  |  586-468-2947

We offer a wide variety of affordable modular buildings for your convenience. Our engineers are determined to bring you a product with a great value and exceptional customer service. We have been around since 1954 providing portable buildings that are made out of steel.

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Par-Kut International Inc. $$$

Maple Grove, MN  |  800-722-5908

Whether you’re in need of space for employee break rooms, cafeterias, or administrative offices, our team at AK Material Handling Systems has the expertise to transform your workspace. Our modular buildings are durable, low maintenance, flexible, adaptable, and have no hidden costs. With over 25 years of industry experience, our team and will work with you to develop and build the modular building that’s right for you.

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AK Material Handling Systems $$$

Wildomar, CA  |  805-684-1117

With over 30 years of experience, the FCP team specializes in supplying the finest quality products at competitive prices by being an innovator in design, technology, product manufacturing and professional support.

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FCP, Inc. $$$

Phoenix, AZ  |  866-641-8830

WillScot is a leading provicer of modular buildings and many other storage solutions. Our wide range of products also includes a full array of add-on options. With nearly 90 North American locations, we have capable teams of experts who provide great local service. From furniture to fixtures to steps, WillScot has all the essentials you need to be ready to work.

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WillScot $$$

Erie, PA  |  814-838-6551

Modular Engineering Company is a custom modular building supplier for industrial, commercial, public or institutional use. We offer fully assembled modular offices, booths, steel buildings & more. Custom designs, portable buildings & air handling systems are offered. All buildings are shipped fully assembled and ready to use. We serve industrial, commercial, public, and institutional applications.

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Portable buildings are commonly used as temporary offices on construction sites, as guard houses, as rural offices or medical buildings, as on-site changing rooms and as temporary housing in remote locations. Portable buildings are a type of modular building; however modular building is intended for more permanent long term use.

A portable building on a building site for example would only be required for a number of months, rather than many decades. Portable buildings are simple and compact, and are able to be moved as needed to different locations. The basic layout consists of a frame and wall panels, as well as a roof and installed floor.

Custom specifications can be made, but are often not worth the extra designing and fabricating costs as they are usually only required for temporary use.

There are numerous advantages to using portable buildings with the two biggest benefits being in the saving of time and money. Conventional building can take months from design to completion and there are numerous steps and processes along the way that can cause delays. A relocatable building is available for immediate use from the moment it is installed. This saves on costs in terms of raw materials, design and engineering costs and labor and workforce.

For spaces that are not required permanently, it is not logical to install a traditional building and therefore a portable office or space is the ideal solution. A further advantage to using portable buildings is the fact that because they are not intended for permanent installation, the structures are not required to abide by the regulations or tax burdens which traditional builders must follow.

This is a further time saving factor in the process of obtaining a space for office or personal use as a landowner does not need to go through further administrative work to obtain a building permit. The contractors who build the portable building are able to work from pre engineered building designs, and do not have to individually design each structure.

Furthermore, for short term temporary use, some manufacturers will rent or lease their portable or relocatable buildings, further saving a company money and time.

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