In an urban environment, shelters can be seen off of the sidewalk just about everywhere you look. They play a very important role in a city because of the increase of traveling from place to place on foot and the use of public transportation. The shelters offer a dry and safe area for the public to wait on a bus, train, or just wait out the bad weather. What you may not know, is that majority of these shelters are prefabricated in a facility. Cities do this for a variety of reasons.
First, the project cycle of a prefab shelter is incredibly favorable for an urban environment. As everyone knows, it seems like major construction is happening every 100 feet, and it these large projects can create a major inconvenience for everyone in the area, clogging traffic and creating lots of noise. However, in the case of these shelters, the hard part is taken care of in a manufacturing facility offsite. This way, the only part left to do at the project site is to anchor it to the ground. Since these shelters are often found right off the roadway, the speedy installation keeps traffic disruption to an absolute minimum.
Second, many cities will try to keep a consistent image or design style in particular neighborhoods. Using a prefabricated structure, the manufacturing facility can consistently produce multiple structures that are identical in every way. This consistency ensures all of the area's shelters have the same quality and design.
Third, prefabricated shelters require little upkeep to maintain. For Panel Built, our prefab shelters utilize a welded steel design that is powder coated to the customer's desired color. Ultimately, this helps ensure the shelter will be able to standup to harsh weather conditions and will not lose paint as easily due to debris, dings, or general wear and tear.
Company: Panel Built, Inc.
Company URL: https://www.panelbuilt.com/prefabricatedshelters