Portable and prefabricated, or factory built, structures are among the most popular forms of interior and exterior work spaces. To acquire one or more booths, customers reach out to booth manufacturers, who assemble the booths completely within a factory and then ship or otherwise transport them as pre-wired and pre-finished structures ready to be installed.
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Applications of Booths
These enclosed structures are popular with customers in industries such as:
- Military and Defense
- Emergency Services and Disaster Relief
Booth manufacturers assemble modular booths to be used as:
- Bus and Transit Shelters
- Construction Zone Offices
- Audio Recording Booths
- Ticketing and Cashier Booths
- Collection Booths
- Toll Booths
- Guard Booths
- Security System Houses
- Temporary Shelters
- Temporary Medical Centers
Booth Design and Customization
The prefabricated shelters constructed by booth manufacturers can be used as short-term temporary, long-term temporary (semi-permanent), or permanent structures. To make sure they are tough enough to handle whatever is thrown at them, both figuratively and literally, booth manufacturers create prefab booths using such durable materials as aluminum, heavy-duty steel, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, and plexiglass. Frames are almost always made of aluminum or heavy-duty steel, though they may also be made from materials such as precast steel. In special cases, booth frames are made from bulletproof steel. Booth walls are typically insulated to keep those working inside the booth from getting too hot or too warm. The roof panels and windows, the latter which are optional, are often constructed from strong glass-like materials. Booth manufacturers choose a variety of different glass materials for windows, the choice of which depends on the application.
Some of these window glass materials include:
- Safety Glass
- Tinted Safety Glass
- Bullet Proof Glass
- Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic
- Pattern Glass
- X-Ray Glass
- Laminated Glass
- Wire Glass
Per a customer’s request or application requirements, booth manufacturers may also coat window panes with different finishes, such as mirror tints that affect opacity or UV blocking glazing.
Booth manufacturers are able to create and ship booths and buildings so quickly because they all follow standard sizes and layouts. However, from time to time, customers require unique specifications or layout changes. If this is the case, booth manufacturers offer a myriad of custom layout, equipment, and system options. They can, for example, design windows or doors to be moved from their standard location to another location. This request is most common with booths that have to fit into small or non-rearrangeable spaces.
Custom equipment that can be added to a booth include things like:
- Electrical Wall Mounted Heating and Cooling (HVAC) Systems or Baseboard Heaters
- Electrical Ceiling Fans or Air Conditioning Systems
- Indoor Plumbing
- Interior Storage Space
- Motion Sensor Lights
- Light Switches
- A/V Jacks
- BNC Jacks
- GFI Outlets
- Wireless Internet Access
- Data Connections
- Phone Hacks
- Sliding Doors
Factors to Consider When Working with Booth Manufacturers
Booth customization is of particular importance to those booths that must be outfitted for security, like guard booths or security checkpoints, which require a bulletproof structure, bulletproof doors, and bulletproof windows. Booths being used for temporary or permanent medical treatment, such as those set up in disaster areas, also must be customized with handicap accessibility. While customization of booths causes a slight delay in the amount of time they get to customers, usually to the tune of a few weeks, they are certainly worth the weight. Regardless of whether a booth is sent standard or custom, the time, energy, and manpower that must be used to install it is far less than the effort that must be put into building and assembling it.
Finding the Right Booth Manufacturer
Booth manufacturers offer alternatively built shelters that save time, money, resources, and labor. They offer their products in an endless variety of sizes, shapes, and interior configurations and, additionally, can construct them so they meet the requirements of various organizations, such as ICC (International Code Council, BBB (the Better Business Bureau), USGBC (The U.S. Green Building Council), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), or OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration). The booths these manufacturers build offer greater flexibility than their traditionally assembled cousins, which must stay in one place, as they do not have forklift pockets built into their frame like portable booths do. Booth manufacturers work in a competitive field, so they are always pushing one another to improve. Still, some outshine others. To find and consult with the brightest stars of the booth manufacturing industry, reach out to one or more of those listed near the top of this page.