The Carty Generating Station being built for PGE in Boardman, OR will be a 440-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. The gas turbines at this plant alone will generate enough power to serve 300,000 homes or more than 20% of the population of State Oregon. But, first it must be built. To help, Design Space Modular Building’s is providing the site’s construction and project management offices. In fact, Design Space is providing every building for the prime and sub-contractors on the entire project. This is one client that is definitely taking advantage of the diversity and capability of modular buildings and Design Space, and specifically Design Space’s Tri-Cities office led by Bill Ackerman who is managing the project.
The event is organized by the Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA). Design Space has providing the on-site ticketing office for the BIA since 2009. This year’s 2014 NW Natural Parade of Homes will take place July 11-27 at Erickson Farms. The event showcases new home designs and builders. Erikson Farms is a housing development in the Felida area on 52 acres. The area operated as a working farm and farm store until 2006. The site is the second Felida subdivision in a row chosen for the event. The 2014 show will feature 10 homes in the $700,000 to $1 million range.
Design Space has always provided steps, decks and ramps for their mobile offices and modular buildings. Recently they have been provided metal steps and decks for more customized site applications. In one example they installed steps and landings to allow access over a 10’ high embankment at a community college in south Orange County California.
The City and County of San Francisco awarded Design Space a contract to provide a new 12 x 24 modular building and handicap ramp to be used as a break room for the Recreation and Parks Department. The project was located at the Department’s yard located inside of Golden Gate Park. The project took less than 90 days from contract to completion.
A local Infiniti dealership recently began remodeling their showroom and service center. Business had to continue during construction. As other dealers in similar situations have found,mobile offices from Design Space Modular Buildings was the ideal solution. Mobile offices were placed exactly where the dealer needed them to serve their customers, but also clear of construction, so business didn’t miss a beat.
Design Space was contracted to provide over 10,000 square feet of field office space for a three and half year structural retrofit project at Folsom Dam. The project consisted of (3) 36×60 buildings, (1) 38×64 building, (1) 24×60 building, and a restroom trailer. Design Space modified, delivered, and installed the buildings in 45 days to meet the Owner and General Contractor’s tight schedule. Due to space constraints the buildings were aligned along the access road to the job site. Another project from vision to reality, on time and on budget.
Design Space Modular Buildings is providing the construction trailers for the site a of a new Jehovah’s Witness hall. The site was confined so offices needed to be broken up in separate mobile offices, rather than one large modular complex. Using a string of10×44 mobile offices worked perfectly for this site.
Design Space Modular Buildings also provides metal ADA ramps and stairs. The metal construction is durable for long term uses, and easy to install and remove for short term needs. They can be rented monthly, or purchased. Design Space can deliver and install when delivering their mobile offices and modular buildings. This offers a big cost and time savings over site built ramps and stairs. Design Space can also provide the ramps and steps alone for any other area on a site a customer may need ramps to accommodate ADA access. On a recent project in San Diego they provided modular buildings and ramps for a hospital client. After seeing the system work, they then asked Design Space to provide the ramps only for a CT Scanning trailer shown in the photo above that the customer already had on site. It proved to be a very quick and economical solution for the hospital.
Design Space Modular Buildings is makes its presence known to the local horse community with it sponsorship for the SCRCHA (Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association). Design Space has two large banners at the venue, including one prominently displayed on the fence of main arena. The purpose of the SCRCHA is to improve the quality and awareness of the western reined stock cow horse. SCRCHA puts on 7-8 events per year. All of their events are held at various facilities in the Temecula area. They are a fun organization of people that are very welcoming and open to new participants. If you are interested you can learn more at SCRCHA Facebook page at
The US Department of Agriculture has a new barracks for rangers and crew of the Mohave Work Center of the Angeles National Forest. The Angeles National Forest as a massive national park in southern California that encompasses more the 655,000 acres, or more than 1,000 square miles. The mission of the park includes many things including plant and animal preservation, fire safety, and water support for the well know metropolitan area to its south; Los Angeles, CA. There are many camps and stations throughout the park. One is in Valyermo. The crews in Valyermo are the ones that have just received the new barracks to reside in when on duty. Design Space Modular Buildings was the low bidder for the project, and provided a 28’x66’ modular living quarters. The building has 4 bedrooms, a laundry room, spacious kitchen, and large common area. The USDA is leasing the barracks from Design Space for one year, with 4 one year options. Another great application for modular buildings, and job well done by Design Space.