Buildings & Construction

Why Modular

Benefits of building modular

Today, modular buildings are more than just temporary construction trailers and portable classrooms. There are countless applications for modular building solutions – from permanent housing in both remote and urban locations to retail space solutions and municipal facilities, to industrial site offices and special event requirements.

Hundreds of end users benefit from the ease of use and flexibility that modular construction offers. Attractive prefabricated buildings can be any size, have multiple stories and custom designed to meet specific needs.

Time & cost savings of modular construction

Modular buildings are manufactured in a dry, secure facility, where predictability of quality centred in a factory benefits the project. Modules are easily transported to site for installation. This process saves project time and money because site preparation occurs while the buildings are being manufactured and there are no weather delays. Site installation is also much faster than ‘stick-built’.

Modular buildings are easy to relocate, allowing you to move and reuse them. They are also expandable to accommodate your future requirements. Modular buildings are ideal for temporary and permanent applications and are often used as workforce housing accommodations, real estate offices, schools, banks, classrooms, senior and medical centres, recreational facilities and many other purposes.

High-Performance Buildings

Modern modular buildings perform and look as good as traditional on-site constructed structures and can be designed to harmonize and blend in with their surroundings.

ATCO is experienced in designing for any climate and installing in the most rugged terrain, from Canada’s far north to Chile’s driest deserts, as well as in rural and urban centres, ensuring comfort and energy efficiency in any location.

Quality Control

Modular units are manufactured indoors under strict and controlled conditions, shielded from rain, wind and other elements. Materials are kept and used in dry, moderate temperatures eliminating twisting, warping and associated waste, and poor quality products. Trades people work in a consistent environment where the light is good and the space is clean and efficiently designed.