Umodular Receives MBI 2016 Awards of Distinction

MBI 2016 Awards of Distinction Permanent Special Application, Mojave Solar Main Category: Modular Building Design Company: Universal Modular Building Solutions, Inc. Affiliate: Silver Creek Industries Location: Hinkley, CA Building Use: Fire Control Pump & Valve Buildings Gross Size of Project: 2600 Square Feet Days to complete: 86 Award Criteria Architectural ExcellenceThe Project included 8 total "floorless" … [Read more...]

The Modular Building Institute August 2015 Building of the Month: Mojave Solar Project

Due to the remote and hostile desert environment, factory-built construction was well suited for these administration and control buildings that would accompany a 250-megawatt concentrating solar power plant.  Hinkley, CA – The Modular Building Institute (MBI) has recognized Universal Modular Building Solutions’  Mojave Solar Project Administration & Control Buildings as the August 2015 Modular Building of the Month. This project also won first place in the Permanent … [Read more...]

Prefabricated Solutions Reduces Construction Time and Increases ROI

Ever since 1996, commercial and industrial solutions provider AE Smith has been the frontrunner in implementing prefabricated solutions on a project-by-project basis, aimed at reducing delivery time and maximising the return on investment. This was the year when the company masterminded a new and unique installation method while working on the Woodford Correctional Centre project, earning high recognition in the process. The company is always looking to build on its … [Read more...]

Large-scale Modular Buildings Appearing in New York

"At the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street at Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, dozens of workers are laying the foundation for a 32-story apartment tower. They are excavating earth, bending rebar and pouring concrete, just as countless others are doing at construction sites around town." Meanwhile, two miles away, in a factory the size of two football fields at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, dozens more are working on the same building, stacking drywall, uncrating toilets, and … [Read more...]

Universal Modular and Contigo Global Team up to provide a Demonstration Village for Organic Motion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Universal Modular and Contigo Global Team up to provide a Demonstration Village for Organic Motion, Inc. Fallbrook, Calif. – Universal Modular Building Solutions, Inc. (UMBS) and Contigo Global, Inc. (CGI) recently completed a turn-key, Afghanistan style, urban training demonstration village, for Organic Motion, Inc. located in Orlando, FL. Organic Motion, Inc. develops systems to insert live role players into military training exercises as … [Read more...]

Scientist Reveals How Geothermal Heat Pumps Lower Electricity and Increase the Quality of Air

Do you know Gerald McClain, after numerous years working with geothermal energy leader James Bose at Oklahoma State University, has designed a new home geothermal cooling and heating unit? Heat pumps work as a fridge in reverse, they use electric power to transfer heat from one place to another rather than making heat directly. For that reason, they can be 2 to 3 times more energy-efficient than typical electric heating units. What is a Geothermal Heat Pump A geothermal … [Read more...]

Green Buildings and LEED Certification

Going Green Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),[4. 4. U.S. Green Building Council, "About USGBC". U.S. Green Building Council. 8/9/2009 .] LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification … [Read more...]

The Modular Revolution

Modular in Motion Italian architect Dr. David Fisher announced the launch of a revolutionary skyscraper to be built in Dubai titled as the "World's First Building in Motion.” [1. 1. CBS Broadcasting Inc, "World's First 'Building In Motion' Set For Dubai". CBS Broadcasting Inc. 8/9/2009 <http://wcbstv.com/national/dubai.david.fisher.2.756027.html] This soon to be 1,380 foot (a quarter mile) high skyscraper is planned to first open in 2010 in Dubai … [Read more...]

Recently Awarded and Completed Projects

MCB Camp Pendleton, CA MCB Camp Pendleton is a 5,000 square foot modular facility for base facilities operations staff. Project scope includes installing modular building on asphalt parking lot, then supplying and installing complete telephone system, internal data wiring, fire and intrusion alarm systems. This project is under construction and will be completed mid February 2009. Lockheed Martin CCS Program for the USMC/ Camp Lejeune, NC Two buildings will be … [Read more...]

Modular Construction Proves Effective For Naval Facility

A Modular Project Modular buildings are far from one-size-fits-all. Each site and client requires the application of a unique design solution. It takes a design team with modular engineering experience and a deep understanding of the modular building industry to address all of the needs specific to a project, including the design, foundation, and state-specific structural requirements. A modular project needs a modular engineer. The Naval Reactor Facility The facility, … [Read more...]