Temporarily Permanent Buildings

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We’re conditioned to think of modular construction in two distinct categories: temporary and permanent.  These two options even help to organize the information in our web site.  But these distinctions are blurring. There are a growing number of clients asking for a hybrid solution, or “temporarily permanent” buildings. Here are just a few examples: A rural liberal arts college needs … Read More

The Customer is #1

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The Triumph Philosophy is the Customer is #1. It’s baseball season. Fans in New England are sporting caps with the ever popular B. We recently conducted a survey where respondents had the chance to become a lucky winner of BOTH Patriots and Celtics season tickets this month. We offered coveted season tickets to encourage our customers and prospects to participate in … Read More

Space as a Service – The New SaaS

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With the benefits of modular construction there are a growing number of reasons to think of space as a service, rather than a product. Borrowing a term from the technology world, Space as a Service is becoming the new “SaaS”. For technology professionals, SaaS stands for “software as a service” and refers to powerful applications that run in the cloud … Read More

Salute to Sears, a Pre-fab Pioneer

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The year was 1908.  Teddy Roosevelt was president.  Oklahoma had just become the 46th state.  And only the very rich owned automobiles.  But for around $1000 you could buy a house from a catalog.  That’s right.  A whole house, by mail order from Sears. Sears, best known for retail today, started in 1888 as a catalog selling watches.  By the … Read More

Leave No Trace Building

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Leave no trace. For campers and hikers this phase means enjoying the beauty of wilderness parks and trails without impacting wildlife and the environment. For Triumph, the mantra has important implications for how we approach many modular building projects. For traditional construction, this phrase doesn’t apply. Constructing a building is typically approached with the assumption that it will be in … Read More

The UI/UX of Modular Building Design

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How Triumph Focuses On User Experience UI and UX are techie abbreviations “user interface” and “user experience.”   The terms are most often used for software but they are also important for modular building design. The best example of a breakthrough in user experience is the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. When Steve Jobs unveiled the small black device … Read More

Awards of Distinction – World of Modular 2016

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2016 Awards of Distinction

2016 Modular Building Awards At the 33rd Anniversary World of Modular convention, held in San Diego, the Modular Building Institute presented awards for this year’s best modular buildings. A prestigious panel of judges scored building entries on a number of criteria, including architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. “As an industry we are committed to … Read More

The Modular iLab Solution

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What is an iLab? Innovation is about what is new, what is next, it is about taking a leap forward into unchartered territory. Innovation labs are incubators designed to foster seedling ideas allowing them to grow and take that leap. Harvard iLab Perhaps the most famous example of an iLab or innovation lab is the Harvard Innovation Lab. On the ... Read More

Modular Construction and Environmental Benefits

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Does Modular Construction have environmental benefits? We would like to explore modular construction environmental benefits.  In a recent article by Jess Shanahan of Construction Global, one of the largest sources of waste is from the construction industry, it’s estimated that 25 to 40% of solid waste in the USA is from construction and demolition, with only 20% being recycled. Generally, a new … Read More