About this Case Study
ModSpace and TRB architects addressed the stringent requirements of a constrained site, restrictive development regulations and precise client needs with a temporary modular structure. Use of an available irregular lot was maximized with modules configured to fit the property.
ModSpace crane-set the modules on a concrete foundation around a prefabricated vault. The exterior finish featured Hardie Panel siding, Fry Reglet reveals, contrasting corrugated metal and a built up mansard fascia with an emphasis on the main entrance canopy.
The addition of concrete steps, landings and landscaping created a permanent look for this temporary structure. The interior reflects industry preferred finishes including vinyl covered gypsum board, T-bar ceilings, resilient flooring and carpet tile which contribute to the ease of relocation. It is anticipated that the temporary modular building will be recycled for the renovation of other branches in the future.
An important goal of this project was to maintain customer service levels during the renovation of the existing branch. Modular construction offered a viable solution with the ability to reuse the initial investment.
The project transcends code requirements and incorporates green techniques. The HVAC system uses high efficiency units engineered to provide zonal climate control. System controls have a provision for future DDC. A fire suppression system provides an extended measure of safety. Lighting design incorporates high efficiency fixtures. Selected building materials are sustainable alternatives. Factory processes and preferred materials minimize waste, energy consumption and offer cost effectiveness.
Prime project benefits included faster completion and relocatable. Recycling the structure offers future cost savings.