Modular buildings can be used for many purposes. Popular uses include permanent or temporary facilities for businesses, construction sites, schools, and military establishments. The cost of modular buildings is fairly inexpensive compared to complete construction of new buildings.
Modular buildings are popular for people with a limited time frame for building. They are popular for schools which need to quickly expand capacity for the coming school year, as well as fast food restaurants which need to open locations. Recently, the popularity of these models has expanded to include cruise ship cabins, neighborhood banks, as well as restaurants.
In terms of residential complexes the use of modular buildings has expanded to include townhouses and condominiums. This helps to meet the demand for growing communities which are growing quickly. Modular buildings can be constructed to look just like traditional town homes or condos. Another common residential use is for dormitories which need to quickly increase their capacity. Universities can create multi-story buildings which blend into the appearance of existing dorms.
Educational communities can greatly benefit from modular buildings. If an administration or school district grows in size, these buildings can be used to quickly construct offices for administrators. If the school capacity expands during the summer, these buildings can be established during the summer in order to meet the classroom capacity needs. They can be set up to match the existing school or administrative buildings.
In terms of office buildings, it is common to see modular buildings used for a variety of reasons. Administrations can use them for small offices, individual spaces, or for multi-story buildings. Larger modular buildings can be used for conference rooms or established with windows for large cubicle areas. Medical offices benefit greatly from modular buildings as well. Doctors can use them to create additional exam rooms when their company expands. They can also be used to house medical staff or store on-site files. Law firms can incorporate modular buildings as well for library space, old client file storage, or as hosting and reception areas for incoming clients.
Hotels and motels have benefited from the incorporation of modular buildings as well. These can be used to create additional rooms for guests, particularly when they need to expand. Cruise ships have popularized the use of modular buildings for extra rooms as well. Banks and restaurants, particularly franchises, have used them in order to accommodate growing facilities which still match the existing name associated with the company.