Press Release


Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Modular Genius wins A FIRST PLACE AWARD at the 2008 Annual Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction Contest... 




Main Category: Modular Building Design
Category: Temporary: Healthcare: over 5,000 sq. ft.
Company: Modular Genius, Inc.
Affiliate: T & R Custom, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Building Use: Fitness, Aerobics & Spa Center
Average Size of Modules: 12' x 56' x 13'
Total Square Feet: 8064 sq. ft.
Days to complete: 55

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence

    During a $36 million spa renovation project, Boca West Country Club (BWCC) required temporary space for their clientele. This wasn’t ordinary space, because BWCC had to keep “business as usual” and meet its pristine spa image. With hours of design meetings, this was accomplished with the use of three buildings joined together by a central access system. With this design, the buildings had to appear as one center; however, it was important to separate each building by its particular use. Appearance was important for BWCC; therefore, the exterior of the temporary building was hardipanel siding that matched existing buildings on site. Additionally, the front access systems were constructed of wood and a canvas canopy overhead that also matched the campus architecturally. The interior was even more unique, because materials and fixtures from the existing fitness center were used for the new modular buildings. This was utilized to help clients “feel more at home” and be familiar with their previous surroundings.

  2. Technical Innovation

    Each building, their foundations and augur anchors were designed and built to meet the Wind Exposure Category “C,” which is a Wind Velocity at 140 MPH. This was required, because the buildings were located within a coastal/hurricane area. With the use of the existing building interior materials and fixtures, attention to detail was required during the design phase. Equipment, furniture, light fixture and cabinetry locations were most important. Everything was designed just right and site installed in its particular location. The buildings utilized single-phase electric; however, separate three-phase wiring and a three-phase sub-panel was used to meet special fitness equipment electrical requirements. Additionally, flush floor mounted outlets were installed at each specific fitness equipment location.

  3. Cost Effectiveness/Energy Efficiency

    Completing the temporary fitness center as quickly as possible was important for BWCC. This would allow them to keep the renovations moving along and get the major construction work completed quicker than originally planned. All of this resulting in an overall project savings and new membership orders earlier than planned. The new temporary buildings were designed, built and installed in less than 75 days; making the transition quick and efficient for all parties involved. BWCC was also able to save money and minimize disturbances on this project, because they were able to locate the temporary building within 500 yards of their existing building under renovations. Original plans had BWCC looking for space off campus or in remote locations on their site. Energy efficiency has accomplished by constructing the buildings with (a) R-11 Insulation in the floor, (b) R-11 Insulation in the exterior and interior walls, (c) R-19 Insulation in the roof, and (d) Programmable Thermostats.



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