Secure Modular Facilities
Over the years, modular construction/fabrication has continued to innovate and evolve. The various solutions on the market today offer many benefits to some very real challenges that projects face. Simply put, a “modular solution” is when a portion or most of a facility is constructed off site in a controlled fabrication environment and then is installed/assembled as a complete facility at the project site. There are a number of financial, security and logistical benefits to off-site construction (read more about the pros and cons of modular construction on our blog).
Modular solutions may not solve every challenge of your particular project and may not be the most efficient path forward for your facility construction, but if you would like to explore all of the modern modular applications available and evaluate whether or not it is a good fit for your project, please contact Adamo, and together we can figure out the right approach.
Modular Roll-On Trailers
Roll-on modular trailers have been used for many years and provide all of the typical advantages of modular applications. These units are fabricated off site at a plant and are installed onto axles. They are then transported by truck to your site and set on either a constructed foundation or on special stands. Then the wheels are removed and a skirt is installed to secure the underside of the units. The walls and roof systems are typically built from “tried and true” conventional construction materials, so this type of modular solution offers the closest overall pricing compared to commercial “ground up” construction.
One of the best benefits to this application is that there can be a shorter overall project duration since you can develop the site and build the facility simultaneously instead of having to sequence one operation in front of the other.
For more details on roll-on modular construction, download our flyer here.
Self-contained enclosures, frequently referred to as “Container SCIFs,” are primarily used for projects that require the fastest deployment time in the field, as they can ship in as little as six weeks. Forward bases/commands or sites with very limited windows of access to contractors benefit from these types of modular facilities. Built into shipping containers, they are available in standard sizes of 8 feet wide, 8 feet tall and 20 feet or 40 feet long, in addition to custom sizes. Since almost all of the construction is completed off site, it is usually as simple as order, design, fabricate, and the only site impact is perhaps a pad or foundation, the initial delivery/setup then connection to utilities. The containers can meet or exceed ICD 705 standards, including STC 50 acoustic protection. Container SCIFs are an extremely versatile solution as they can act as a free-standing structure or be placed inside a hangar or warehouse.
For more details about the standard and optional features of container SCIFs, refer to this flyer.
Panelized Modular Enclosures
Panelized enclosures offer the most flexibility, scalability and logistical benefits of modular applications. Individual panels are fabricated at the factory and then shipped to the site for installation. Since the panels are shipped unassembled, you can ship a much larger overall facility inside a cargo plane or on a truck than with container SCIFs. This system can also be assembled off site, then shipped and delivered as a single unit if needed. If using the correct panel system, these panels often exceed the requirements for sensitive compartmented information facilities. Along with offering most of the same benefits as other modular solutions, the panelized system can be brought into limited-access spaces such as above-ground floor levels of multistoried office buildings and existing office spaces.
Note that one of the greatest values in some modular solutions is that they can be leased as either temporary facilities or even purchased on terms as equipment. Contact us to learn more.