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Our 28'x64' portable modular classroom provides 1,792 sq. ft. of comfortable teaching space.

New units can be made to order. Used unit layouts and availability may vary by location. Optional items are available upon request. Contact sales representatives for details.

  • All units are available for rent, lease, or purchase
  • If your unit has a restroom you must hire a plumber to set up your water and sewer connections

Box Size

28' x 64'

Surface Area

1,792

Square Feet

Ceiling Height

8 Feet

Exterior Finish

  • T1-11 Siding
  • Bow Truss EPDM Rubber Roof

Interior Finish

  • Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring
  • Suspended T-Grid Ceiling
  • Wooden Wall Panels
  • Luan Wall Panels (Hampton Gray)

Windows/Doors

  • Horizontal Slider Windows
  • Hollow Core Metal Door

Electrical

  • Fluorescent Ceiling Lights
  • Breaker Panel
  • Electrical Outlets

Heating/Cooling

  • Heat/ Air Conditioning Unit
  • Packaged Terminal    
  • Heat Pump

Optional Upgrades

  • Add Restroom
  • Add/ Subtract Walls
  • Add/ Subtract Doors
  • Flooring Accommodations
  • Skirting & Tie Downs
  • Security Package

The rapid growth in student population and classroom overcrowding has presented the need for high quality and quick building solutions. School funding continues to plummet, forcing schools to stretch every penny of their already modest budgets. Modern provides single and multi-modular classrooms (i.e. portable classrooms, modular classrooms, mobile classrooms, and prefabricated classrooms), building add-ons, or entire school campuses to school districts who demand affordable, quality, and fast building solutions. Modern offers a wide range of sizes and floor plans available for lease, purchase or other finance options.

Common Uses

  • Classroom Complexes
  • Portable Classrooms
  • Storage Facility
  • Science & Computer Labs
  • Communications Labs
  • Temporary Space
  • Administrative Offices
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Cafeterias
  • Libraries
  • School Expansions

Other Names

  • Modular Classroom
  • Mobile Classroom
  • Relocatable Classroom
  • Portable Classroom
  • Prefabricated Classroom
  • Temporary Classroom

1. Design

The first phase consists of identifying what the client needs and wants. Information is gathered and then Modern’s professional team of designers creates a modular building design that is ideal for the client. Some questions that will be asked:

2. Engineering

Each building design goes through Modern's Engineering Department for an in-depth engineering review. Like site-built structures, modular buildings are subject to a series of national, state and local building codes that ensure the building meets a set of standards for safety and performance. During the building review process, the Engineering Department’s staff will confirm that the design proposal meets all applicable building codes as recommended by the state where the building will be placed.

3. Permits / Approvals

Most all jurisdictions require construction and building permits for new construction or major renovations. These permits may take anywhere between several weeks to several months to be approved (depending on season and size of project). Obtaining the correct permits is vital for the project to progress as scheduled. Failure to obtain the proper permits can result in significant fines, penalties, and even demolition of unauthorized construction. The following are some of the tasks that take part in this stage:

4. Site Development

The most considerable benefit to modular construction happens during this stage of the process. The site is developed and building foundation is set while modules are concurrently fabricated in the manufacturing facility. Due to this simultaneous construction technique, a substantial amount of time is reduced from the construction schedule. This is excellent for businesses who want to break out of the outdated sequential timeline found in traditional site built construction and get their building up and running more quickly.

5. Fabrication

Module sections are constructed in a controlled factory setting where materials are kept indoors and away from potential moisture. Modules move through a production line where specialized professionals utilize exact materials and third party inspections occur at each process phase. Construction begins with framing the floor and wall sections of the modules. At a separate station, roof construction occurs at ground level before it is hoisted up and connected to the wall and floor assembly. As the module moves down the line, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical components are installed. The module then passes through the interior finish station where insulation, drywall, paint, flooring, and cabinets are done. The final stop of the module construction process is applying the exterior. The lap siding, roof panels, and painting are applied before final inspection is conducted and the modules are prepared for shipping.

6. Transportation

Before the modules can officially ship out, special road permits are obtained by the Transportation Department and final building approvals must be given by third party inspectors. Modules are then set on top of mod-trailers and prepared to ship out to site. Depending on the size of the module, front and back pilot drivers will guide each truck carrying a module to its destination. Pilots are responsible for guiding trucks through turns and checking for blind spots. Once the modules reach their destination, the buildings are delivered in sequential order according to how the buildings will be set in place.

7. Installation

The final stage of the module construction process is the installation of the modules. An on-site crew will install the modules and complete any finishes on the exterior or interior of the building. Depending on the size of the project, cranes and crawlers may be recommended to assist in placing the modules on the foundation. Subcontractors may be brought in to install utility connections and complete other miscellaneous work. On average, installation of modular buildings takes about 4-6 weeks to complete, but varies by project.

1. Time Savings

Off-site construction is utilized in a more efficient timeline compared to traditional construction. A parallel production schedule is used to reduce approximately 60-90% of the building construction activity from the site location. On average, a customer is able to receive a finished product 30-50% sooner than traditional construction and experience an overall cost reduction on their project.

2. Site Disturbance

Off-site construction allows for fewer disturbances on-site and an increase in overall safety for the employees working on the project. This is a great advantage for schools, hospitals, or other active businesses that need to reduce on-site activity and noise at on-site locations.

3. Sustainability

When constructing in a controlled environment, waste is reduced by up to 90% using exact material amounts, controlling inventory items, and recycling materials. Extra cost and truck trips are also reduced by ordering items in bulk and storing these items in a warehouse to prevent damage or corrosion. Furthermore, excess materials from one project can be re-purposed or used on other buildings, instead of being thrown away at the end of a project.

4. Design

There is virtually no limit to what one can build at an off-site construction facility. Modules can be built to match the exterior of existing buildings and built to withstand the same environmental constraints equal to traditional site-built construction.

5. Quality / Durability

Off-site construction uses the same materials and designs to the same codes and standards as traditional construction. In addition, modular buildings are built stronger than most conventional constructed structures because each module is over-engineered to handle road delivery and crane lifts. Precision and quality is also maximized due to the specialized production line where all materials are kept inside, eliminating the potential for moisture to accumulate in the construction material.

6. Flexibility

Modular buildings can serve as a temporary or permanent space. If you need a building that is portable, a temporary modular office building can later be taken a part, transported, and reassembled at a different location. This can prove to be a sound investment since you only have to pay the initial construction cost once. Additionally, the construction of a module building does not have to stop due to bad weather. Working inside a factory setting as opposed to the outdoors allows projects to stay on schedule and on budget.

7. Depreciation / Tax Benefit

Modular buildings have a more favorable depreciation schedule which can lead to tax savings. While traditional building costs are generally amortized over 35 years, modular office buildings can be on an accelerated depreciation schedule of 7 to12 years. Since you are able to depreciate your building faster, you are able to recuperate your cost sooner, therefore saving money. The tax benefit is particularly beneficial to schools during government and state funding season.  

8. Cost Savings

The accumulating benefits of off-site construction ultimately result in more money back in your pocket. Less time on-site means the cost of paying for prevailing wages and tax-payer burden is minimized. Building in a controlled environment presents you with a high quality and durable building. The turnaround speed in which modular buildings are constructed, delivered, and set up allows you to be up and running faster.

Why Choose Modern?

We are known throughout the industry for being synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and value for over 48 years. Our top-of-the-line manufacturing process and our personalized services has set us apart for all these years.

We can take care of everything! All operations: design, engineering, planning, manufacturing, transportation and assembly of your building can all be done in-house. We are a true one-stop shop for modular building construction.

Don’t pay for dealer or middle-man markups. We are the longest running and ONLY factory direct modular building manufacturer in Oregon, Washington, and California.

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