Pre-engineered buildings

November 01, 2002 |

Walled in

Modular wall system for cafeterias and break rooms helps reconfigure an area with a customized floor plan. The Pivot-Lock panels arrive pre-framed and include pre-installed windows and doors for assembly and reconfiguration. According to the manufacturer, the units are easy to move and disassemble.

Porta-King Building Systems.

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Store more

High-density mobile storage system has end panels, handles and aisle-identification cardholders. The Designer Series can be designed to fit with any office décor and are made from a variety of different materials, including steel, brushed aluminum, formed-and-contoured acrylic, and wood veneer with crown molding.


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Earthy enclosure

Modular panels used for wall coverings, fences, screens, or enclosures are 48 in. wide and available in a variety of lengths. The panels are either 2 in. or 3 in. thick. Colors include gloss green, black, silver, and white. Mounting accessories are also available.

Green Screen.

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Closed door

Solid phenolic partitions resist moisture, scratches, graffiti, and wear, according to the manufacturer. Temperproof, through-bolted fasteners and heavy-duty, self-closing adjustable door hinges come standard. With full ADA compatibility, the partitions have oversized panels and doors. Continuous hinge and matching rabbets eliminate sight lines. Over 50 colors and patterns to choose from.

Design Rite.

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Building within A building

Modular building for plant or warehouse space is offered in a variety of floor plan configurations. Windows and storage areas included. Flat, load-bearing roofs provide additional storage or future second-story expansion. The Easy Three FS has a class-A fire rating, is made from 1/2-in. gypsum panel, and has a STC-55 average noise reduction rating.

National Partitions.

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Fly high

The British Airways' Houston Reservation Center needed to isolate training and meeting rooms and offices from the rest of the center's busy phone activity, while also being able to quickly reconfigure private spaces as needed. Work had to be done while the office was open for business as well. The company chose SystemsWall movable walls, which also are demountable. The panel shells may be removed for easy access to power/data connections or to change finishes, and the entire panel may be removed without affecting adjacent panels. A variety of colors, textures, and dimensions are available.


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Head of the class

Portable classrooms available with single slope and gable roof designs. Self-framing design can blend in with a variety of other building types. Interiors can be finished with an insulation system, drywall, paneling, or other materials to fit the building usage. Two-story construction is also available.


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Education addition

A large suburban Chicago public school realized it had more students enrolled for the next year than it had space for in the school building. With only ten weeks to solve the problem, the solution was to install a six-classroom Scholar Series factory-built modular building. According to the manufacturer, the school district saved 30-40% versus building an addition.

Innovative Modular Solutions.

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