Global Material Handling System Integrators

Modular Offices & Enclosures

Flexible, modular office solutions

Modular offices can give you unlimited flexibility to respond quickly and cost effectively to your ever changing business needs. Modular office systems are pre-engineered and manufactured to precisely fit your specific application. They can be completely dismantled, relocated, and reassembled as your business grows.

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How Modular Offices work

In-plant offices and enclosures are designed to visibly and audibly separate a large space typically a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility into two distinct areas. Enclosures often form a barrier between a work cell and a smaller area such as an office, lab, or break area.


  • Pre-Engineered: No need to incur the costs of an architect or engineer, because our buildings are pre-engineered. Each office contains complete CAD drawings and details, installation instructions, and a bill of materials. If you should require engineering calculations and sealed drawings, we can also supply them for your project. The enclosures can be designed to meet most building codes.
  • Ease of Coordination: Standard construction requires the need for contractors and sub-contractors, which increases the number of trades involved. Coordinating and scheduling of these multiple contractors takes more of your time. With a modular building, one phone call covers everything. We supply a pre-engineered office through a qualified factory distributor, who can handle the installation - or help your maintenance people do the job. You don't have to spend your valuable time away from your own job. Bastian can handle the entire construction project for you.
  • Appearance: Standard pre-fabricated components ensure a consistent, high quality appearance with every installation. Each system integrates with the others to provide a clean and professional look. The nature of conventional construction with multiple contractors and materials does not allow for such consistent quality control.
  • Speedy Installation: A standard 12 x 16 in-plant office can be assembled in less than one day, compared to standard construction, which can take several weeks - especially when dealing with design permits or multiple contractors. Plant disruptions are reduced to a minimum, eliminating costly reductions in productivity often caused by the distractions of construction. The cost savings are significant.
  • No Mess: With pre-engineered panels there is no need to seal off areas to protect against dust and the mess associated with paint, mortar, spackle, tape, etc. Plus, you are not faced with detailed cleaning of equipment afterwards. Eliminating these related costs means very substantial savings for modular construction.
  • Low Maintenance: Most wall panels feature a mar-resistant vinyl coating or extra durable steel surfaces that maintain their attractive appearance for years. There will be no need for the constant painting and repair associated with standard drywall construction. Also, while conventional construction can warp because of high humidity levels or moisture, pre-engineered modular walls can be designed to withstand variations in environmental conditions. Whether you are using your enclosure in a manufacturing facility or office environment, the walls will perform for many years with no deterioration.
  • Durability: Industrial in-plant buildings that are built using the conventional method, utilize wood or metal studs and painted drywall, leaving an empty cavity that can be easily damaged or punctured. Most pre-engineered panels fill that void and feature durable vinyl or metal surfaces laminated to an insulating core. This solid, reinforced wall construction resists damage from direct impact.
  • Adaptability: The greatest demand on businesses today is the ability to react to change such as rapid growth, downsizing, or new directions. With modular buildings, if additional space is needed, or the original configuration is not as practical as planned, space layouts can be modified to meet the changing needs. The wall panels, doors, and window panels are all interchangeable. If you know you need a window where a solid panel stands, it can be quickly exchanged with a window panel without disturbing adjacent panels or the ceiling. You can add a second story, attach a mezzanine, or expand laterally. Your design options are almost endless.
  • Better Sound Resistance: Just putting up four walls won't solve the need for a quiet place to work, especially in plants with loud machinery or forklift traffic. An office built of standard construction is useless if it is not designed properly to reduce contaminating noise levels. Fire and sound panels provide a logical solution to noise control. In the design of our modular buildings we evaluate all connections and openings to ensure the building will meet your specifications for effective sound control.
  • Depreciation: Most tax laws allow very favorable depreciation rules on all in-plant offices and modular buildings. Our products typically qualify for a seven-year depreciation period while conventional construction often requires over 30 years. Please check with your tax advisor.


  • Cafeteria
  • Break Room
  • Training Room
  • Administrative Office
  • Shipping And Receiving Office
  • Conference Room
  • Quality Lab
  • Clean Room
  • Computer and Engineering Lab
  • First-Aid Room
  • Plant Partitions
  • Exterior Building
  • Plant Foreman's Office


Pre-engineered offices are available with a variety of optional features to meet your specific needs and applications. Options include (but are not limited to):

  • Special wall finishes
  • Reinforced panel cores
  • Sliding windows
  • Special door hardware
  • Special glazing
  • HVAC systems
  • Flooring materials

Pre-engineered offices can be extremely effective in dealing with noise problems within a working environment. Listed below are some items to consider when designing for noise control:

  • OSHA requires manufacturing facilities with noise levels at 90 dB and above to limit the amount of time workers are exposed to the noise.
  • The noise reduction capabilities of an office are only as good as its weakest point. If possible, have doors and windows facing away from the noise source. Noise will attack the weakest point of the office. The noise reducing capabilities of the various components making up the office should be approximately equal. In other words, upgrading the walls to sound control panels will not be acoustically effective unless the doors, windows, ceiling, etc., have also been upgraded


Pricing can vary depending on the scope of the in-plant office, but basic models typically start around $4,700 USD for a 12' x 12' x 8' - 4 wall system (non load bearing).

Interested in a modular office solution or want to know more?