Leave No Trace Building

Rusty WilliamsGreen Building, Industry Insights0 Comments


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

Discover the Whole Building Design Guide

Linda BeeEducation, Green Building, Industry Insights1 Comment

whole buidling design

The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated ‘Whole Building’ Design Techniques and Technologies With over 500,000 users downloading 6 million documents per month The goal of ‘Whole Building’ Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. Conceived in 1997 by the NAVFAC Criteria … Read More

NIBS Features Triumph Modular Construction Project

Janet FieldAwards, Education, Green Building, Industry Insights, Modular Construction, Permanent Modular, Uncategorized0 Comments

lexington high school modular building
We are proud to announce that The Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has published a case study featuring Lexington High School, our educational sector modular construction project. The Whole Building Design Guide is a gateway to cutting edge information on integrated 'Whole Building' design techniques and technologies. Created to serve the public ... Read More

Owners and Construction Managers Need to Contract and Communicate Directly!

Gregg KellyGreen Building, Industry Insights, Permanent Modular, Temporary Modular0 Comments

Cliff Cort & Mike Wilmot

Lean Construction and the Construction Manager We have all seen the cartoon of “What the Customer Expected” and unfortunately experienced some version of it ourselves. I recently attended a Lean Construction Workshop and the problem exercise was how to manage actual project costs as compared to initial estimates. Many times the discussion circled back to a lack of understanding between … Read More

Modular Homes set right tone for Modular Architecture

Glenn CortArchitects, Awards, Green Building, Residential Development0 Comments

Modular Home

Modular Homes I recently visited modular factories in New Hampshire and Maine. Each had been in business for a long time and have built many of New England’s most impressive modular homes. These homes demonstrate the benefits of factory production as a catalyst for speed, without limiting design, elegance or quality. As a construction manager who oversees the design and … Read More

3 good reasons to join the U.S. Green Building Council

Cliff CortEducation, Green Building, Industry Insights0 Comments

Innovation in Green Design award presented to Triumph Modular by the Massachusetts chapter of the USGBC

I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Greenbuild conference in New Orleans, while there I heard the concept of the TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE mentioned. Initially, it sounded like “tree hugger talk”.  Actually, I googled it  . . .  It is a serious and an increasingly recognized concept.    First Bottom Line is “Profit”. The main goal of most businesses, … Read More

5 Simple Acoustic Upgrades to Your Classroom

Linda BeeGreen Building, Modular Classrooms0 Comments

Creating a classroom that is conducive to learning – what a simple goal. But many modular classrooms of the past failed to pay attention to the problem of unwanted noise pollution making it difficult for students to hear the teacher. These five simple acoustic upgrades will help turn your classroom into a teaching tool, not an impediment to an appropriate learning … Read More

3 Simple Steps to Teach Your Kids About Saving Energy

Glenn CortGreen Building1 Comment

Environmentally Sustainable Material

We unintentionally and unknowingly waste energy everyday. This could be at work or at home. It is amazing but true that heating, lighting and cooling costs account for nearly 70% of total energy usage in schools! 70%! Here are 3 easy steps you can do and teach to your kids about conserving energy. And remember to tell them why it’s … Read More

3 Modular Building Benefits for the Northeast

Janet FieldGreen Building, Permanent Modular, Temporary Modular2 Comments

Northeast temperatures

One thing we can say with certainty is that for builders, there will always be construction challenges due to location and environment. Here in the Northeast, there’s no exception. With our long cold winters and hot and humid summers, multiple cityscapes and forest environments, there are a number of factors builders must consider. To address these challenges and construct spaces … Read More

LEED Certification Levels: What It Takes to be a Green Builder

Janet FieldGreen Building0 Comments

Cartoon grass house to represent green building

Since the LEED certification standard was officially validated in the year 2000, a growing population continues to seek the understanding of the criteria for LEED building. LEED certification validates that a building project has been built with “green” features and that the building will operate in an efficient manner.   There are 4 LEED Certification Levels which determine how green … Read More