By Joel Scanlon
Texas-based commercial, modular and prefabricated building manufacturer Palomar Modular Buildings has introduced a new integrated wood steel floor system which is a combination of the regular wood framing and steel railings.
As a result of this method, additional ceiling height can be increased by 12” or the overall transport height can be reduced. Buildings, which have been installed by the company can now have handicap ramps that are 12” shorter in order to make entry easier. The new application is particularly useful for multi-storied buildings where the monolithic floor system does not require anything additional for the removal of transport assemblies and the system helps in enhancing stacking modules.
This arrangement further reduces the need to use separate carriers for moving modules to assembly sites. The buildings that have been installed by Palomar Modular Buildings according to the codes now have reduced height and are being installed more efficiently. According to the President of Palomar Modular Buildings, John Martin, the new system will be very useful for multi-storey apartments since the construction industry is becoming more and more complex and challenging in terms of design. The company provides modular buildings particularly for industries such as health care, education, oil, government and field housing. It has installed many custom made modular building across the country.