In 2022 Canada increased its total population by 1 million people for the first time in history. Several factors played into this with a major one being international immigration. Statistics Canada noted that population growth could “represent additional challenges for some regions of the country related to housing, infrastructure and transportation ...”, especially in urban areas of the country.
The rising population creates a need for additional construction of housing, schools, and healthcare facilities. With the rise of these projects, site managers might need to manage several jobs at once and need them to run more efficiently.
Some of these urban development challenges can be solved by using modular construction on your projects. In the following, we’ll discuss how construction site office trailers can help make your construction projects flow better.
What Caused This Historic Increase?
With the restrictions ending from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are being encouraged to move to Canada due to efforts by the government to help ease labour shortages. In late 2022, the government announced that to help close an economic gap caused by an aging population, it wants to bring in 1.5 million immigrants by 2025.
This makes Canada the fastest-growing G7 country. With this comes issues with housing shortages, infrastructure, and transportation issues so construction sites are more common.
Where Modular Can Help
At BOXX Modular Canada, we offer several options that can help your construction site run smoothly.
A construction site isn’t just a literal building site. You need to have offices to hold meetings, both with your crew and with clients or investors, and you also need offices to handle the administrative work that goes with a job site.
Our mobile offices can be configured to fit any of these construction office trailer needs. We also offer several furniture packages so when your mobile office is delivered, it’s furnished and ready for your employees.
Like with other areas of life, storage can also be in short supply on a construction site. You need secure places to store building materials and expensive equipment.
A benefit of a container office is that they are solid steel boxes with steel screens over the windows and lockboxes over the doors, making them ideal for a construction and maintenance office. They can also be used as an onsite security building.
Every operation needs to have a central location where decisions are made. This gives a natural centre for employees and clients to gather whatever information they need.
An option we offer at BOXX is our office complexes. They provide more space than the standard single-wide offices and can range from 1,000 square feet to 6,000 square feet. You can customize them to suit your needs from having a traditional office layout with individual offices, washrooms, and conference rooms to a more open layout with workspaces.
Our blast-resistant buildings are built to withstand the force of an explosion, and all types of weather conditions. They look like any other construction site office trailer, except these can protect workers in the event of a blast. You can upgrade these buildings with one of our furnishing packages so it doesn’t seem as stark.
Washroom buildings feature flushable toilets, urinals, sinks, and optional wheelchair accessibility, which adheres to the Accessible Canada Act. They provide a much higher standard of comfort and cleanliness than other portable toilets.
You can pair them with one of our above-ground water and waste holding tanks so it is ready for use as soon as it’s installed. We also offer ramps, stairs, and landings that you can add for easier access.
One way we can help is with our construction process. Modular construction methods involve individual sections that are constructed in a controlled, off-site manufacturing facility and assembled at a building site. This cuts down on construction time since you don’t need to worry about weather delays stopping your build.
The modular construction process also promotes environmentally-friendly practices and materials. Using these practices helps us minimize waste throughout the build. For example, by combining our building process, we’re able to use sustainable solutions to create 40% less construction waste, which helps us leave a smaller carbon footprint.
If your project doesn’t involve purchasing a building, we also offer construction site office rentals. This way you can still enjoy all the benefits of modular but on a temporary basis.
In working with BOXX, you’re getting a product that is not only environmentally friendly but is also built to Canada’s safety codes and ready to use quicker than traditional construction.
Want to learn more about how construction site office trailers can help with your build? Contact our team today for more information.