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How Modular Construction Can Solve Your Growing Pains

You can see overcrowding happening everywhere. In our schools, hospitals and offices people are sitting on top of one another. When overcrowding has become too much to bear, moving into or building a new space both seem like obvious options but they are not always the most viable. Both possibilities have high costs and slow turnarounds. Modular construction can address both the immediate and long-term solutions to your school, medical clinic or office’s space problem at a lower cost than most other methods.

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What It Means To Be A Green Building Contractor

Today, environmental concerns are encouraging companies and everyday citizens to embrace green building techniques. If you need to find a green building contractor, Affordable Structures has earns this certification from the United States Green Building Council or USGBC. The organization’s certification program is known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED, and we have completed multiple projects that were awarded LEED certification.

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Temporary Emergency Shelters for Disaster Relief

Wildfires, tornadoes and hurricanes frequently destroy or damage vital infrastructure. These calamities often render crucial buildings unusable. Local residents need medical services and disaster relief shelters as soon as possible. Emergency responders also require housing, offices and places to store their supplies. Neither group can afford to wait for builders to carry out conventional construction projects. Ongoing severe weather and material shortages could make it difficult to establish new government offices or housing complexes. Fortunately, modular building companies like Affordable Structures offer a proven solution that cuts costs and expedites the process.

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What’s Your Building Vision?

Whatever your build vision is, Affordable Structures has the expertise in modular construction methods to not only turn your dream into a reality, but to do it more efficiently than traditional construction. We have helped thousands of clients tun a “dream” into a reality. We’ll take you sketch and be your partner through the entire modular construction process, from planning and blueprints to construction completion.

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How much do modular buildings cost?

One of the first things a potential buyer asks themselves when buying a modular building is: How much does a modular building cost and how does it compare with other types of construction? Unfortunately, many people run into a road block when they try to do research online as to how much the actual modular building cost amounts to.  This article will attempt to answer this important question in a straightforward manner, but keep in mind prices can vary greatly from region to region depending on the code requirements for that area. Some companies, like Affordable Structures, offer financing options for modular buildings.

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How Fast Can You Deliver a Modular Building?

Many of our clients want to know how soon we can deliver and install a modular building.  The answer typically is faster than you can be ready for it!

This blog will layout the correct sequence of a modular building project that will get you in the fastest while protecting you from spending more money than you need. If you want more information, contact Affordable Structures today.

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Who is On Your Construction Team?

There are both pros and cons when it comes to hiring full or part-time employees. Either way, the type of employees working for a company directly affect its end products and customers’ experience. At Affordable Structures, we consider it a pro that our modular builders are full-time – and it doesn’t just benefit us. Experience and quality assurance are just a couple of the ways our customers benefit from the full-time modular building construction crew at Affordable Structures.

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Permanent Modular Buildings in Action

Permanent modular buildings are an efficient and economical option compared to traditional construction, but you do not have to sacrifice quality for these two Es. At Affordable Structures, we offer a variety of options and finishes that will ensure that your permanent modular building is just as nice as any traditional structure, and at a lower cost to you.

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What is Permanent Modular Construction?

Permanent modular buildings have come a long way and are arguably becoming the preference in many industries. Permanent modular construction has grown in popularity due to its efficiency in execution, sustainability in practice and innovation in design. Learn about this popular construction option below, and contact us if you would like more information about choosing permanent modular construction for your next building project.

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7 Benefits of Modular Construction

Prefabricated, or modular, buildings still have a bad reputation in some people’s minds. They are commonly thought of as nothing more than trailers parked on the site of construction projects or cheap, temporary options chosen due to budget restrictions. In reality, modular buildings are much more than just trailers – you probably don’t even realize that many of the businesses you frequent are prefabricated structures!

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Crushed Stone Grade Guide

Crushed Stone Grades

What is Crushed Stone?

By definition crushed stone is a construction aggregate. It is created by mining a suitable rock formation and then breaking down the rock to varying sizes using a crusher. Crushed stone differs from gravel in that gravel has a more rounded shape and is made by the natural processes of weathering and erosion.

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Standard Series The Standard Series is our medium quality line. It offers attractive interiors and exteriors with good quality specifications at affordable prices. This series is available for purchase, rental, or lease.

Commercial Series The Commercial Series is our highest quality line available with Rapid Response pricing. It features an upgrade exterior trim package, roof mounted HVAC extended factory warranty. This series is available for purchase, rental, or lease.

Custom Series This is what truly sets us apart from the competition. The Custom Series offers our clients the ability to build a beautiful high end building with a substantial savings of both time and money over site built construction. We can team up with your interior designer to bring you a customized office building with a multitude of personalized options.
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