Common Misconceptions About Modern Modular Buildings

“Modern modular buildings are less structurally sound than traditional construction…”

The truth: Modular buildings are held to the same building standards as traditionally built buildings. In fact, modular buildings are built in an indoor setting with supervisors closely observing the building process to ensure quality and consistency.


“Modular buildings are ugly…”

The truth: Newsflash; The drab, grey modular classrooms your school installed during the mid-90’s are no longer the norm. Architects are flocking to the modular construction method for some of their most unique work, due to the cost and time savings associated with them.


“Modular buildings are only designed for a couple of years of use, max…”

The truth: Although in some applications modular buildings are temporary and relocatable, modular buildings that are installed for permanent use have been known to last just as long as a building that is traditionally built. The working lifespan (under current building guidelines) is between 60 and 100 years.


“Modern modular buildings have no customization options…”

The truth: Modular building companies add a lot of value-added bonuses to your modular building, including full customization options! Flooring, roofing, paint job – modular buildings can be customized to suit your own unique brand and message.


“Modular buildings are not worth the cost…”

The truth: This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only do modular buildings cost anywhere between 30% to 50% less on average, they also can be built and installed in half the time.


“Modern modular construction can’t build tall…”

The truth: Modular construction is making large strides in the creation of multi-story buildings. Modular “rooms” can be stacked on top of each other in an interlocking manner, effectively putting together a building in much the same way you would Lego bricks.

Although two, three, or four story modular buildings are easily accomplished, to see an example of the tallest this modular construction method could be taken, check out the story behind 461 Dean, an apartment complex in Brooklyn, NY.


Learn More About Reliant Asset Management 

The founders of Reliant have gained experience with lease financing for the modular building industry that spans several decades. A long-term partnership with their finance source brings significant expertise with qualified transactions, and gives RAM the flexible investment capital they need to build capacity and respond to growing customer needs. While a large part of Reliant’s business involves providing remote workforce housing for energy companies operating in the U.S. and Canada, we also offer single and multi-story modular space solutions in the education, healthcare, retail and business sectors. Additionally, RAM works closely with various government agencies and organizations. In addition to being named to the Forbes list of America’s Top 20 Most Promising Companies, Reliant was also ranked number 3 on the 2014 Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

Check out our inventory of new and used modular buildings here to find the perfect modular building for your next project.



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