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Wilmot can handle each and every phase of your modular construction project.

PHASE 1

Feasability Studies

Feasability Studies

We evaluate the benefits of our prefabricated structures as they relate to overall space needs in both the short and long term. Modular structures work with virtually any budget. Re-usability, flexible engineering capabilities requirements, and the vast number of ideas for maximizing space usage combine to make modular buildings one of the most cost-effective and efficient elements in the construction industry.

Our Professional Design Services Contract gives customers a comprehensive study of their project. It includes assistance with the design and engineering of a modular structure that meets the customer needs while maximizing the efficiencies and cost effectiveness of modular construction.

We will:

  • Provide electronic conceptual building floor plan design drawings
  • Provide a list of sub-contractors that the Contractor intends to use to complete the design project, including verification of any appropriate certifications and/or licenses that may be required to perform the service
  • Represent the customer's best interest at design review and advisory meetings as mutually agreed on for the term of the contract period
  • Based on comments from design review and advisory meetings, provide revised floor plan, specifications, color elevation view drawings of the proposed exterior, and a code review
  • Provide preliminary, not for construction, design and engineered building and foundation plans, specifications, and final color elevation view documents

PHASE 2

Design

Design

Upon completion of a feasibility study, Wilmot's team will consult with our network of suppliers to design the right space to meet our client's specific needs. Our team can recommend interior and exterior floor plans, quality building components, and other materials that work within our client's budget, quality requirements, and timelines.

PHASE 3

Building Permit Process

Building Permit Process

We will guide our customers through the building permit process, including helping them find a permit expeditor to make the process easier.

Building Permit Process for a Modular Building
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Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

3rd Party Approved Drawings


This is where the difference between the traditional construction process and the modular construction process is seen. On a traditional construction site, a local inspector must be called out during certain phases of the project to inspect the work for state and local code compliance.

In the modular construction process, the drawings are submitted to a 3rd Party Licensing Agency that is responsible for making sure all drawings meet those same state and local codes. As the building proceeds through the factory, it is inspected for compliance to those codes. When the building is delivered to the site, there is no need for additional inspections which may hold up the building process. The building will already be approved and will have state labels affixed to it for proof of compliance.


Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Approval Drawing


Drawings are created showing the proposed building layout with specifications for customer's approval. Production drawings are created based on those approval drawings.


 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Geotechnical Soil Analysis


A Geotechnical Soil Analysis may be ordered to confirm the soil bearing capacity of the site location of the building. A civil engineer may be hired or a firm that specializes in Geo tech surveys. Generally the owner or owner's rep will either order the survey themselves or have Wilmot coordinate the soil analysis.

A Geotech survey determines the type of soil as well as its strength. It will determine how expansive the soil is under the proposed building. In other words, it will tell you how much the ground will shrink and swell. It's important to know how expansive the soil is under the building. If building on expansive clays, extra deep footings would be required so the building doesn't move, or in extreme cases, fall down. Some soils are dispersive, and when they get wet they erode away very quickly. All important things to know before a foundation can be designed for the building.




 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Structural Foundation Plan


A structural Foundation plan is designed and drawn by a civil engineer. It is designed based on either the geotechnical survey completed for the site or on an assumed soil capacity. It is ordered either by the Owner, Owner's Rep or Wilmot Modular Structures.

The function of a foundation is to provide a level and uniformly distributed support for the structure. The foundation must be strong enough to support and distribute the load of the structure and sufficiently level to prevent the walls from cracking and the doors and windows from sticking. The footing distributes the weight of the structure over a large area. The footing is usually always made from concrete because it can withstand heavy weights and is virtually decay-proof. There are generally two types of foundations: a concrete slab foundation and a raised foundation made from piers and columns and/or perimeter wall.




 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Civil Engineering Plan


A Civil Engineering Plan is created using information from the Structural Foundation Plan and the 3rd Party Approved Drawings. It is created and sealed by a Civil Engineer and is ordered either by the Owner, Owner's Rep or Wilmot Modular Structures. It is also called a Site Plan and includes grading, landscaping and other site details.


 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Submit for Building Permits


Once the Civil Engineering Plan has been completed, a package that includes modular building plans and site utilities engineering is submitted to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) by either the Owner, Owners Rep or Wilmot Modular Structures. Generally, there will be questions and clarifications that need to be made and correspondence will go back and forth between the AHJ and the submitting party.


 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Building Permits


A building permit will be issued which authorizes the holder of the permit to erect a building on the location specified in the permit. The permit will be in the name of whoever the team has specified to be responsible for the construction of the building and its compliance to local codes, zoning regulations and requested use.

Generally, construction of the building in the factory and foundations at the job site do not begin until a building permit has been obtained.




 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Utility Permits


Utility Permits are pulled by the electrician hired to hook the building up to the closest utility connection. Once a building permit has been obtained, the electrician will go to the local permitting office and request a utility permit. It is generally a one-day turnaround and simple to obtain.




 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Final Use and Occupancy Permit


Once a building has been completed on the site, a Final use and Occupancy Permit must be obtained prior to moving into the building. The Permit Holder will call for an inspection by the AHJ . Upon inspection and approval of the use of the building, a permit is obtained and the occupant may move into the building.




 
Wilmot Modular: Building Permit Process

Move In


Once a Final Use and Occupancy Permit has been issued, the building has been certified to be in compliance with applicable building codes and other laws, indicating it to be in a condition suitable for occupancy. It's time to MOVE IN!!!




PHASE 4

Site Planning

Site Planning

We serve as general contractor, overseeing all aspects of site preparation using our extensive subcontractor network. With Wilmot providing a total turnkey solution, no detail will slip through the project plan, ensuring timely completion and quality performance. Site work is done at the same time the component modules are being fabricated in the factory. The simultaneous construction and site preparation is where the majority of time savings is realized by our customers.

PHASE 5

Fabrication

Fabrication

After the client approves the design and project plan, module fabrication begins. The assembly process is coordinated with simultaneous site preparation in order to benefit work schedules, materials and sub-trades availability, and to ensure that quality standards are met. Sections are transported by Wilmot's licensed and approved carriers to the job site as each module is completed.

PHASE 6

Delivery & Installation

Delivery & Installation

Installation of the component modules begins as soon as they arrive to the fully-prepared site. All modules are constructed by our team of sub-contracted experts in strict accordance with the project plan.

 

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    Churches
    Churches

    If your congregation outgrows your current space, get affordable, expandable, and relocatable mobile spaces for your sanctuary, administration offices, classrooms, daycare centers, meeting rooms, and recreation facilities.

    Not only does modular construction offer you room to grow, but our buildings are built off-site so there is less disruption during the construction process! Worried about financing? We offer flexible finance options, all designed to meet your needs. 

    See our Churches Projects

    St. Thomas
    Taylorsville
    Administrative Offices
    Administrative Offices

    Permanent modular buildings can serve as corporate headquarters, satellite bureaus, institutional and administrative buildings, and offices for small businesses.

    In contrast, temporary mobile and modular buildings can temporarily enlarge a current facility without permanent alterations to the site. These offices can be single- and multi-story buildings configured to include independent offices, conference rooms, and large open spaces. These spaces are great for large and small businesses as well as local and state governments.

    Take advantage of our full turnkey services including site development, engineering services, and construction management as well as financial options to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget!

    We offer many special features including:
    • Fire Alarm, Sprinkler & Security Systems
    • Custom Exterior & Interior Finishes
    • Custom Lighting & Skylights
    • Elevators & Handicapped Accessibility

    See our Variety of Office Projects

    Cowan
    custom modular building - relocatable office space
    Edward Jones
    Fort Belvoir
    Greenspring Retirement
    Larry's Towing
    Professional Offices
    Maryland Port Authority
    Mt. Storm Power Station
    Paul Reed Smith
    Washington Redskins
    Waste Management
    Wilmot Head Office
    Wilmot Service Center
    Daycares
    Daycares

    Children need safe, comfortable, yet sturdy learning environments. Our mobile and modular buildings provide all this and more. We offer many child-friendly amenities, including:

    Applications:
    • Security & Sprinkler Systems
    • Washable Wall Finishes
    • Tackboards, Shelving, and Cubbies
    General Specifications:
    • Immediate Delivery
    • Standard or Custom Floorplans
    • Numerous Interior or
      Exterior finishes
    • Quick Response
    • Flexible Financing
    • Lease or Purchase
    • Temporary or Permanent Use

    See our Daycares Projects

    St. Maximillian
    Educational Facilities
    Educational Facilities

    Fluctuating enrollments, shifting demographics, and aging facilities are just a few of the reasons school administration staff rely on modular classrooms and buildings. Modular schools and portable classrooms, temporary or permanent, can be relocated or expanded to accommodate the growth of your school district.

    From a single classroom to a multi-classroom facility, we can design and deliver the right mobile and modular space you need.

    Applications:
    • Classrooms & Labs
    • Libraries
    • Science Labs
    • Administration Offices
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    Don't get caught not having your modular building or classroom In time for the deadlines you need to hit Wilmot Modular offers a variety of Innovat. services that meet pro1ect demands and client requirements.

    See our Educational Facilities Projects

    Permanent Schools
    Temporary Schools
    Healthcare
    Healthcare

    If your healthcare facility needs more space, consider a modular building as a cost-effective flexible solution. Temporary or permanent modular construction offers quiet, safe, and clean spaces. Many clients use our buildings for new clinics, hospital expansion, laboratories, diagnostic centers, MRI units, dentist offices, and more.

    Your healthcare facility can be open for business and ready to serve your community in as little as a few days. Best of all, get custom built designs while maintaining strict medical and aesthetic specifications!

     

    Single story or multi-story buildings can be custom designed for:
    • Administrative & Medical Offices
    • Clinics & Laboratories
    • Patient Care Facilities
    • Drug & Alcohol Clinic
    • Emergency Room
    • MRI Facilities

    See our Healthcare Projects

    Medical Drug Treatment Facility
    Honeygo Animal Hospital
    Andrews
    National Arboretum
    Sibley Hospital
    Retail Offices
    Retail Offices

    Modular construction is an accelerated process that saves time and money. Earlier occupancy means quicker return on investment. This is very important to all retail businesses!

    Standard floorplans are available for immediate delivery, while custom buildings are built to your specifications in weeks, not months. While buildings are built in a quality-controlled factory, site work occurs at the same time. This results in a much shorter overall construction period and minimal disruption on site.

    If your emerging business needs are short term, temporary (or permanent) mobile buildings can accommodate any financial needs or deadlines!

    Applications:
    • Banks
    • Restaurants
    • Convenience Stores
    • Concession Stands
    • College Bookstores
    • Car Dealerships

    See our Retail Offices Projects

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    Car Dealerships
    Parking Facilities
    Scale Houses
    Scale Houses

    Our team offers affordable space solutions for scale houses that monitor and manage cargo weight, traffic, and transactions at highway weigh stations, landfills, and recycling centers.

    These buildings can be customized to include electrical systems, factory plumbed restrooms, and HVAC systems. Exterior features can include custom roof structures, special glazing (including ballistics rated walls, roofs, and windows), custom paint finishes, and exterior wall treatments such as factory-applied brick or stone.

    Scale House features:
    • Helps to eliminate the down time required to build a conventional scale house
    • Fully assembled and ready for occupancy
    • Great for highway weigh stations, landfills & recycling centers
    • Durable construction, flexible designs, custom finishes, versatile, affordable

    See our Scale Houses Projects

    Honeygo Reclamation
    Potomac Metal
    Prospect Metal
    Security Applications
    Security Applications

    Outdated facilities can compromise your secure assets. Get a quick and safe replacement with modular buildings. Our team aims to provide all clients a fast turnaround. Additionally, modular and mobile buildings can cost up to 50% less than conventional constructed buildings!

    Applications:
    • Jails/Dormitories
    • Juvenile Detention Centers
    • Work Areas
    • Counseling Rooms
    • Inmate Housing Units
    • Medical Treatment Centers
    • Special Management Units
    • Holding Centers
    • Administration Offices (eg. Court Houses/Rooms, Classification Centers, Reception Centers)

    See our Security Applications Projects

    Detention Centers
    Guard Houses
    Self Storage
    Self Storage

    When building a self-storage facility, modular construction can offer significant advantages over stick-built construction. Temporary and permanent modular buildings are built in strict accordance with appropriate local, state, and national regulations and codes.

    Modular buildings have the same life expectancy as traditionally built buildings, and with proper maintenance, can last indefinitely.

    Self-storage features:
    • custom exteriors to match existing facilities
    • durable exterior & interior finishes
    • architecturally designed
    • can be relocated
    • ground-level entry or elevated with ramp
    The Benefits with Modular Construction:
    • Faster completion in construction - Start earning rental revenue in half the time of standard construction
    • Minimal disruption to current operation
    • The most current technology for security measures
    • Energy efficient features to save you money
    • Built with your schedule and budget in mind!

    See our Self Storage Projects

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    U-Stor
    Training Centers
    Training Centers

    Company training needs fluctuate throughout your business cycle. In times of large employee trainings, a custom modular building mitigates the need to take up space required to run your business. It also allows for the convenience of keeping your employees on-site and training together by removing the need to lease space off-site.

     

    Key benefits of modular construction:
    • Accelerated building process that can be up and running in a matter of a few days
    • Flexible design, whether for temporary or permanent solutions
    • Custom exterior and interior finishes to support employee needs
    • Can cost up to 50% less than conventional constructed buildings
    • Minimal to no disruption to current operations
    • Turnkey solution which includes site development, engineering services, construction management, and even financial options.

    See our Training Centers Projects

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    Wilmot can help build your facility vision

    Financing
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    We offer a variety of flexible financing options
    to meet your business requirements. Your local
    representative can help you choose the best option!

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