Modular Warehouses

The modular construction of warehouses is a practice of constructing the facilities off-site and then assembling it on-site. It is designed to the provincial codes, with mostly the same materials as traditional construction, but offers an array of benefits. Here are some of the reasons why a modular warehouse would be the best approach for your project.

Faster Construction

The most upfront reason why modular warehouses are the best is that they can be constructed much faster than traditionally built warehouses. The traditional sequence of construction begins with the foundation being laid, followed by the installation of pillars and beams, and then the walls and roofs. Bad weather or other delays can only make the construction process worse.

With modular construction, the entire sequence is eliminated. The warehouse components are constructed in a factory at the same time. Since it is a sheltered process, it is also not prone to delay due to natural calamities. When the modules are ready, they simply have to be assembled on site.


In construction, time is money. The more time your project takes to complete, the more it will cost you. Thus, modular construction can save you thousands of dollars on your project. It is faster. Another reason it is cost-effective is that it does not have to rely on engineers, architects, or project managers. The entire project is pre-engineered by the modular construction company. 

Flexibility of Material and Finish

All construction projects are unique. Some warehouses require thicker insulation, fireproofing, soundproofing, or more efficient vents. These components can be hard to achieve with traditionally constructed warehouses. With modular warehouses, that is not the case. Almost anything on the modules can be changed and adapted to fit your needs without blowing past the budget.

The same flexibility lets you opt for temporary warehouses that you can dismantle and assemble on another site. This is something that traditionally constructed warehouses do not offer. So if you manage a site that requires relocation, modular warehouses are the ideal solution.

Spatial Advantage

Once they are assembled, modular warehouses can still offer many benefits. The first and foremost is their adaptability to upgrades and expansions. If your warehouse needs to be expanded, you can easily order more modules and assemble them to the warehouse without having to reconfigure the entire foundation or architecture of the warehouse. This is because modules are constructed with customizability in mind, both horizontally and vertically.

Another spatial advantage is that you can always add modular offices to your modular warehouses without having to dig into the foundation, or posing many risks to the warehouse itself. It is a simple process where the respective component is replaced with another module that is more suitable for a warehouse office.

These are some of the reasons why such modular warehouses are the best. Many people hold back from them because it is a new concept, and they worry about safety or reliability. In reality, modular construction is just as safe and reliable as traditional construction, while offering many more advantages.

To know more about modular warehouses, contact Cormode and Dickson, a leading commercial construction contractor serving all over North America.