8 Benefits of Using Modular Buildings for Disaster Relief

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    August 24, 2020

    8 Benefits of Using Modular Buildings for Disaster Relief

    Rapid deployment of temporary buildings during a time of disaster recovery is crucial in the event of any type of catastrophe. Whether it's a quick response to natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires, or providing relocatable swing spaces for government agencies and healthcare facilities (for ongoing pandemic responses, for instance), modular construction offers an essential building solution.

    Given the unpredictable nature of large-scale disasters, initiating a DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) discussion should be a priority. Mobile Modular's disaster response protocols can accommodate your institutional or company-wide disaster recovery planning strategies. Business owners, community leaders, and government officials should incorporate the use of relocatable buildings and infrastructure in their risk assessments.

    In this article, we'll delve into eight primary benefits of modular disaster recovery buildings and how Mobile Modular's disaster relief solutions can bring these advantages to real-world situations.

    Considering emergency temporary buildings for disaster response? Engage with the modular disaster relief housing experts at Mobile Modular.

    The Advantages Of Modular Buildings For Disaster Efforts

    In emergencies, even minor enhancements in efficiency can significantly impact your organization's response. Disaster relief workers, evacuees, and supplies all share a common need: a secure place for shelter, rest, and relief.

    Modular disaster recovery buildings meet these requirements and offer advantages over traditional emergency construction, ensuring effective reaction and recovery from any emergency setback. Here are eight benefits of using Mobile Modular buildings for disaster relief:

    1. Temporary Modular Buildings Are Relocatable: Their portability ensures large-scale modular housing can be situated in the safest locations for victims. This mobility also ensures emergency response teams remain close to the action, guaranteeing better response times. As situations evolve, so can the location of your emergency services buildings.
    2. Quick Installation for Disaster Relief and Response: Mobile Modular has numerous prefabricated modular units across the country, ready for deployment. The modular construction also allows for swift modifications to floor plans and layouts, ensuring communities receive timely relief.
    3. Adaptable to Various Terrains and Disaster Sites: Modular buildings' flexibility ensures they can be installed wherever space permits. Their efficient size also simplifies transportation, even to the most remote areas. We have utilized railways, cargo ships and commercial freight to deliver modular buildings to some of the most remote areas in the country and internationally.
    4. Cost-Effective Solutions: Modular buildings offer cost savings due to their construction process, which avoids weather-related challenges. The efficiency of time and materials results in predictable and reduced costs. There are many reasons why we find modular buildings to be cost-effective. They can be leased, allowing companies the ability to utilize them for as long as they need and no longer. The modular construction process allows for the building of prefabricated modules in an indoor environment. Workers and the structure avoid the challenges of weather and temperature. Building materials and tools are all nearby, and the warehouse is engineered to provide modular building technicians an efficient workspace. The efficiency of time and materials results in a lower and more predictable price. Long-term permanent modular buildings remain cost-effective when compared to their traditional building competitors. Even a more favorable depreciation schedule might lend its hand to additional tax savings
    5. Diverse Applications for Emergency Needs: Modular construction can quickly replace essential facilities, from housing and medical facilities to bases of operation for disaster response officials.

              A modular building can quickly and affordably come together to fill the void left when a disaster hits.

    1. Resilience Against Harsh Elements: Modular buildings are designed to withstand challenging conditions, ensuring safety even when disasters are ongoing.
    2. Emergency Storage Solutions: In addition to their primary functions, modular buildings can serve as storage, ensuring supplies are safely kept during emergencies.
    3. Reliable Access During Challenging Times: Modular construction addresses challenges like material shortages, ensuring timely disaster response. If you were trying to build temporary housing for disasters through traditional construction methods in 2020 or 2021, you would likely have suffered the following setbacks:
    • Extremely high material costs
    • Long delays

    Why? Because the world was in the midst of an unprecedented shortage of building materials and skilled labor. Material shortage or not, delays and high costs are unacceptable in the field of disaster response. 

    Modular construction solves the problems that a material shortage can bring about. That’s because it is easy to use different materials in modular construction, and the entire process requires less labor than traditional construction. For example, if lumber is hard to find and lumber costs are skyrocketing, modular disaster relief housing can bypass that issue by using an entirely different building material, such as the steel used in shipping containers

    Permanent Modular Buildings For Disaster Recovery

    Rebuilding infrastructure post-disaster can be time-consuming and expensive. Permanent modular building solutions from Mobile Modular might be the most strategic recovery plan for various sectors. These buildings can serve long-term purposes, especially in areas prone to recurring disasters. Some commonly used permanent modular structures in disaster recovery include:

    Our seasoned modular building contractors are eager to provide a modular solution that aligns with your brand or organization, ensuring aesthetic appeal, top-tier materials, and advanced features.

    Mobile Modular Disaster Recovery Case Studies

    While many modular construction contractors claim expertise in providing disaster relief solutions, few have proven their mettle. Mobile Modular stands out in this regard, with numerous successful projects under its belt.

    Leading The Charge In Modular Disaster Relief Housing

    The team at Mobile Modular takes pride in being a top provider of modular emergency temporary buildings. Contributing to the vital work of disaster response is both an honor and a privilege. We strive for excellence daily.

    Ready to collaborate with the modular emergency shelter experts at Mobile Modular? Reach out to us today.

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