With the digital capabilities and fast-paced environment of the modern work world, at-home offices or working “from anywhere” has become increasingly popular. Portable offices have risen alongside this insurgence of remote or traveling work. They come with many customizable specifications and optional features, making them a popular option in many industries.
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Applications of Portable Offices
Portable offices are often seen at construction sites and other locations where temporary events are taking place.
Additionally, they serve well as:
- Parking Booths
- Airport Taxi Dispatch Offices
- Toll Booths
- Security Guard Houses
- Ticket Booths
- Airport Rental Car Offices
- Cashiers Booth
Portable Office Design and Customization
A portable office’s basic specifications surround its framework, panels, ceiling, floor/base, roof, windows, and doors. In general, the structural members of portable offices are made of anodized aluminum. Walls, ceilings, and floors are usually equipped with a solid impact-resistant core and either an aluminum or vinyl finish. Less frequently, portable offices can be built with wood exteriors. Exterior panels are generally aluminum, while interior panels are mostly some sort of vinyl. To increase durability, panels may be caulked with urethane sealant and fastened to structural members with plated screws. Ceilings, in addition to aluminum and vinyl, can be made as a t-grid or from prefinished gypsum. If a customer should so choose, the top panel of the ceiling may be equipped with an aluminum vapor barrier.
Portable office bases are specially made with forklift pockets so they can be lifted and moved without risk of damage. The base is built with thick steel channels coated in rust inhibitive paint, then welded with stringers. Floors are usually made of vinyl tile or commercial grade finished vinyl. The sub-flooring is made of OSB board with an aluminum vapor barrier laminated underneath it. A portable office being built for use in a rainy area or for a longer period of time can be designed with aluminum gutters attached to the roof on all four sides. Standard windows are usually single or double horizontal sliding, the frame made from aluminum, and the sliding sections glazed with clear tempered safety glass. Doors have a bit more variance; they may be swinging or sliding. A sliding door can be made much like a window, with an aluminum frame and safety glass, and a swinging door would likely be made from stainless steel, with an optional window.
Optional add-on features of portable offices include:
- Air Conditioning and Heating
- Exterior Lighting
- Thermal Insulation
- Custom Exterior Painting
- Special Glazing (Tinted, Insulated, and Polycarbonate)
- Countertops and Shelving
- Standard or Through-Wall Cash and Transaction Drawers
- Aluminum Tread Plate Flooring