When disaster strikes, particularly natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes, the structures that would have served as centers of relief are often destroyed as well. Instant modular buildings have proven to be ideal for this purpose. The following are nine ways that these modular structures are incredibly useful in humanitarian relief efforts.
1. Disaster Relief Headquarters
First responders need a space to act as headquarters while coordinating and deploying aid to those affected by disasters. Instant modular buildings are helpful because they are easy to set up, self-contained, and often contain their own power, heat, and cooling sources.
2. Homeless Shelters
People displaced by disasters need somewhere to shelter from the elements. When existing structures are damaged and unavailable, instant modular buildings can be quickly transported and erected to serve this purpose.
3. Medical Facilities
Those injured by disasters need access to aid quickly and modular buildings are ideal as medical facilities for doctors, nurses, and paramedics to provide medical aid.
4. Sizing Flexibility
Because modular buildings come in a wide variety of sizes and designs, it's easier to overcome the challenges of difficult terrain after a disaster. This allows for a lot of flexibility when setting up disaster relief structures.
5. Transportation Options
Another major benefit of modular buildings is that they can be transported to the desired location in a variety of ways including by truck, cargo ship, and rail. In many disaster areas, road travel may be restricted while access to shipping docks or rail may still be possible and vice versa.
6. Remote Access
Instant modular buildings are also vital when disasters occur in remote locations that don't have the infrastructure available to allow for the transportation or building of more robust structures.
7. Cost Effectiveness
Disaster relief is always costly, but modular buildings can help reduce massive expenses. Modular buildings can be leased and that is one option that can eliminate the need for massive upfront expenses in setting up aid structures.
Modular buildings are typically constructed in indoor manufacturing facilities and that helps avoid any construction delays caused by weather and/or temperatures. That means they can be quickly and efficiently constructed and transported, typically much faster than other options. In disaster relief, time is always of the essence.
Finally, modular buildings allow for customization. The needs of the relief efforts can dictate the type of building, the size, and the features of the structures that need to be transported.Share
18 July 2022
I started thinking more seriously about giving back a few years ago, since I have been blessed with a truly exceptional life. I was really concerned about giving to the people in my local area, so I started focusing on local humanitarian work. It was difficult to find ways to serve at first, but after I got started, things became a lot easier. Within a few months, I was able to completely change my outlook, and it was amazing to see the difference that a single person could make. This blog is all about giving back to gain more in your own life.