BLOK’s modular team specializes in delivering permanent or relocatable modular buildings to the commercial, healthcare, education, sports and entertainment, and general contractor markets.
Our project team members have decades of experience in modular construction and conventional on-site construction, successfully completing projects throughout the United States and Canada.
We are different from the standard modular companies out there. Even the largest modular companies only get you halfway, requiring them to outsource the rest of the work or worse yet, leaving you to spend time and money sourcing other contractors to complete your project. At BLOK we leverage our expertise in the design, safety, speed, and quality control of modular and match this with our general engineering and construction expertise to provide our customers a true turnkey solution in nearly half the time of conventional construction. Already have a design team or general contractor? No problem BLOK is ready to collaborate with your team.
BLOK handles it all!
Our customers can leverage the fact that BLOK is both a modular provider and general engineering contractor. Using another modular company can often lead to unaligned expectations resulting in the need to source other design professionals, contractors, or vendors to get your project done. Even those modular dealers that promise “turn-key” services usually outsource to third-party contractors to finish the project. Custom modular projects require the engagement and approval of multiple parties. Navigating state and local jurisdictional requirements can be timely and costly if not managed appropriately.
With BLOK, you get a fully dedicated team that will manage your project from concept to occupancy. No scope gaps, no misunderstandings. You will have one point of contact guiding the way, letting you focus on your primary business. Already have an architect or general contractor working for you? No problem, BLOK is ready to collaborate and ensure alignment with all aspects of your project.
BLOK helps you maximize the Benefits of Modular Construction
The reduction in time to construct buildings using the modular approach is likely the biggest incentive that off-site construction has to offer over site-built construction. In a recent study on modular construction, it was determined that schedule was reduced on average by 45% over what could be achieved by site building the same or similar projects. The following figure demonstrates the significant time savings achievable when utilizing modular construction.
In a review of the other benefits provided by modular construction, it is easy to understand the positive impact they have on overall project costs. Moreover, the control gained in a factor environment results in a more efficient use of labor and materials. A study by the Modular Building Institute found that on average overall project costs were 16% less when utilizing the modular method versus the traditional on-site construction method. Following are just some of the drivers behind these savings:
Lower labor cost: Since the majority of the building is constructed offsite in a plant, significant cost savings can be realized as often onsite labor rates are dictated by historically higher labor rates, union, prevailing, or Davis-Bacon wages.
Less material waste: The factory controlled environment of modular allows for the most efficient use of raw materials. The natural elements that materials can be exposed to when constructing a building on-site can produce a level of waste not experience in a factory.
Earlier return on investment: This benefit depends on the business operation, but the minimum level of this benefit is the saving in interest charges on the cost of the land and the average construction cost over the reduced construction period. The maximum level of this benefit is the earning potential of the building when in early operation.
Loss of the earning potential of the existing facility: This is a real cost that occurs particularly where existing buildings, such as hotels, are extended or modified. A reduced construction period will lead to commensurate savings.
Reduced project overhead: Typically site general conditions are estimated as 8% to 15% of the total construction cost. Therefore, a near 50% reduction in time onsite can lead to a commensurate saving in general conditions and overhead cost.
Modular costs are fixed: The risk of extra charges, backcharges and surprise costs is typically significantly reduced since the majority of the building is fabricated offsite in a controlled environment eliminating typical risk factors encountered onsite, such as weather, labor challenges and unforeseen conditions, that affect overall project cost and schedule.
Because the modular structure is substantially completed in a factory-controlled setting, it offers the ability to conduct extensive quality control checks on each piece produced. Prefabricated concrete, for example, can avoid the imperfections frequently found in concrete poured onsite. The lack of exposure to the elements also increases the quality, as does the ability to fabricate in factory conditions rather than on ladders or from scaffolding. Using dry materials can avoid the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in new construction. In addition, offsite trials can be carried out to prove the system before installation. Temperature-controlled and well-lit manufacturing plants offer productive environments for workers when compared to the variability of outdoor site conditions. In addition, standardized manufacturing and prefabrication systems and allow for streamlined processes that contribute to more efficient and predictable QA/QA program.
Modular construction is found to be a greener construction method. A factory-controlled process produces less waste and presents less of a disturbance at the site.
Production in a factory also eliminates the possibility of materials being exposed to the elements; this eliminates the occurrence of high moisture content materials being trapped in the envelop of the building.
Depending on the initial use and placement, relocatable modular buildings can be dismantled and relocated or refurbished for new use, reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of energy expended to create a building to meet a new need.
BLOK is ready for your healthcare project
BLOK healthcare team members have years of experience supporting care providers who are transitioning from a volume-based care model to a value-based care model. Relocatable and permanent modular construction (PMC) can play a vital role in this transition. Recent studies have found that modular buildings are a cost-effective solution to the medical space demands. In fact, the health care industry is using modular buildings more than any other industry. With a cleaner construction process than traditional construction, modular buildings can be completed faster, open for service sooner and meet the growing demands of the health care industry.
BLOK knows healthcare design must support treatment functions, care efficiencies and positive experiences for staff, patients and families. Health care construction also requires a keen awareness and understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements. Through our dealings and experience with ASHE, BLOK’s healthcare team is well versed in accepted guidelines, best practices and regulatory mandates that need to be considered and followed for healthcare projects. BLOK’s compliance with these mandates as well as those presented with ICRA, is a priority.
So, whether you are a general practitioner looking for clinical space or an operator looking to expand BLOK is ready to help.
BLOK Team members have designed and built modular solutions for:
Healthcare and Administrative Offices
Primary Care Offices
Behavioral Health Facilities
Diagnostic Imaging Facilities
Outpatient Surgery Centers
Urgent Care Clinics
Industry Sectors Served
United States and Canada
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