Frequently Asked Questions
What is modular construction?
What is the difference between modular and prefabricated?
Are modular buildings the same as manufactured homes?
What makes Blazer different? Why choose a Blazer building?
Buildings are investments – both in space and in the people that occupy the space. We understand that you want your product to have value. The preliminary work we do is intended to avoid unwanted surprises later on in the process or upon occupancy.
Blazer has a strong commitment to providing a product you expect, to sustainability, to community, and to providing a safe and clean environment for our associates. We are dedicated to continued innovation and growth of the modular industry, and in how that can benefit the future of construction.
What types of buildings can be built modular?
There are many types of buildings that can be built modular. There are restrictions such as width, height and length of each module due to transportation limitations, but some of those can be overcome with good design. In addition, there are ways to combine various construction methods to make the building process efficient and effective. This can include panelized and other site-built methods which is very common in larger structures.
Blazer specializes in light commercial work which includes single level up to 3-story structures of various sizes. We are not opposed to looking at other structures, but to date we have focused on the types of buildings as seen in our Project Gallery. We are always open to expanding the markets we serve.
Is there a difference between "permanent" and "relocatable or temporary" modular buildings?
Speed: Quicker to occupancy and quicker return on investment.
Quality: It has to be moved down the road, craned through the air and fit together with precision. Modular is built well.
Sustainability: Modular construction is a “greener” way to build. Modular techniques require efficiency which allows for a reduction in waste. Lean techniques are standard in the modular industry.
Why do some modular buildings look so bad and so cheap?
Are modular buildings toxic?
How are modular buildings installed?
Does Blazer install the buildings on site?
How long does it take to build with Blazer?
How much does it cost?
Blazer does not provide a general, average or standard price per square foot. Since we are a custom builder, and because there are so many factors that make each project different, we price each project individually.
Are modular buildings less expensive than site-built buildings?
Typically, they are not. The buildings are built utilizing the same materials and a similar work force so both the prices and labor rates are comparable. There is a savings in labor due to efficiencies in production. However, there is an additional cost for the transportation and setting of the modules on site which may or may not bump the price to that of a site-built building.
However, since modular construction is faster it allows occupancy and the opportunity to generate revenue sooner than that of traditional construction. In addition, construction expenses can conclude sooner than that of traditional construction which can also save money.
How do I work with Blazer?
Please contact us and we will discuss your project with you. We are able to tell you early on whether or not it makes sense for your project to be built modular and/or whether or not your project is a good mutual fit for you and for Blazer. If we mutually decide to proceed, we will put together the right team to work with you on your project.
How far can modular buildings be shipped?
Is there a way for a modular building to look like a site-built structure?
What if I need a building tomorrow?
This means that each building needs plans drawn, engineered and approved by the State in which the building will be located. The time frame for this can be 8-16 weeks or longer depending on the size and complexity of the project. Materials selected also have lead times which often dictates the time frame of the schedule. In addition, the project has to be placed in to a schedule that includes other projects. Depending on the time of year, the lead time to fit into production can be 4 – 6 months. The fastest part of the project is the actual factory construction of the modules.
As with any construction project, the sooner you are able to place an order the better. That way, you are more likely to have your project on site and ready for occupancy when you need it.
If you need a basic building fast please contact us and we will connect you with one of our partners that may be able to assist you in finding a product that fits your needs.
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An ongoing effort to provide the best classroom education environment for our community.
The modular portion of the house was comprised of 6 modules and a variety of modular panels.
Concrete Block BuildingThis is not your typical modular classroom. This is a whole school campus with modular construction.
Modular is what we do, and we do it well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for further clarification, or anything we did not cover in the FAQ.
We look forward to hearing from you.