19 Sep An In-Plant Modular Office Offer Flexibility and Affordability
Do you need office space within your warehouse? There’s no need to spend the time and money constructing conventional walls or adding an extension to your warehouse. An in-plant modular office can provide you with a clean, quiet, functional workspace.
This article will explain what a modular office is, its advantages over a conventional office, and offer some tips for choosing the right layout for your warehouse needs.
What is an In-Plant Modular Office?
An in-plant modular office is a customizable workspace that is not attached to your building. As a freestanding unit, it can be moved to a new location within your warehouse or be moved by forklift or pallet jack to another facility entirely if the need arises.
Modular offices come in many styles and can be single-story or multi-story structures that are designed to fit in your existing warehouse square footage.
What are the Advantages of an In-Plant Modular Office?
Modular offices over many advantages over the traditional office space. Here are the most significant ones:
Flexibility. You can install a modular office just about anywhere inside your warehouse. Plus, if you need to relocate, these structures feature universal components that allow you to move the entire office to a new location within your existing warehouse or to another building.
Comfort. Modular office walls are durable and dampen sound more efficiently than conventional walls. Also, the modular units we carry have electrical systems included in their design. That feature means your space will have functional electrical outlets, and you’ll be able to have heating and air conditioning from day one.
Attractiveness. You can choose from a wide selection of colors and textures that make your workspace inviting and professional in appearance.
Safety. Prefabricated modular walls have better fire ratings than most standard warehouse walls. You can select optional steel facings that will offer extra support to your modular office. All of our products meet sound, fire, and insulation regulations.
Affordability. Our modular offices are easy and convenient to set up. Also, since they are not permanently affixed to your building, modular offices usually require less permitting.
In-Plant Modular Office Use Cases
In addition to serving as office space, these modular layouts can serve a variety of other purposes inside your warehouse. For just about any need for a separate space within your warehouse, a modular office could work as a solid solution.
Here are some of them:
- break room
- packaging and shipping center
- storage space
- sound and equipment enclosure
- food processing
- design and construction of delicate parts
- medical testing
- animal housing
- environmental “clean” room
- administrative workspace
Permitting for a Modular Office
Permitting for a modular warehouse office can be simple in some places. A module office actually falls into a category that other structures, being part of the building, cannot fit into very easily. They are not considered permanent structures of the existing building where it is found. Moreover, because of that fact, the permit process tends to be easier. Of course, this depends on the local government in your area. You will want to have the help of a company that knows how to find the rules and can help you get through the permit process, if necessary, to have your new office up to code and legal.
How to Choose a Modular Office
Warehouse efficiency starts and ends with a detailed design. At Speedrack West, we have the knowledge and experience to help you optimize your workflow and place your modular office where it will be most beneficial.
We use state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) programs to determine the configuration of your warehouse racks; features such as columns, doors, walkways; and rooms, such as offices and break rooms.
A quality Warehouse CAD layout allows you to design the most efficient warehouse possible and provide local officials with all the information they need to process your building permit.
Our warehouse layout specialists will produce full CAD drawings of your space along with permit-ready drawings of your pallet rack project. These designs will show the best location for your modular office space.
If you’d like to add a new modular space into an existing CAD, no problem. We’ll take a close look at your plans and help you determine the best location for the workspace.
Call Speedrack West today, and let’s set up your free consultation appointment. We’re ready to get started whenever you are!