Find Advice, Tips and More on Northgate Industries Ltd.'s Blog

At Northgate Industries Ltd., we are dedicated to answering all of your modular structure questions and concerns. That’s why we have taken the opportunity to create a blog to house advice, tips, and news concerning the manufacture, transportation, and installation of modular structures. Be sure to check back with our blog from time to time to see what new information has been added. For more information about our services, please contact Northgate Industries Ltd. in Edmonton.

October 14, 2018
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What are modular constructions?

The slaves were whipped and cussed upon for a non-stop construction process of the pyramids in ancient Egyptian civilization. Things began to change with the use of animals to pull carts of raw materials to the construction site. Construction and buildings have seen technological developments since we started constructing buildings. […]
October 7, 2018
Modular Building

Why a Modular Building is the Best Fit for You

Modular construction is, in our minds, probably the future of building construction. Modular buildings have been increasing in popularity and profitability. Proven to be cost-effective and innovative, the modular construction industry is flourishing not only because of the innovative concept but also because of the impeccable services and quality so many […]
October 1, 2018
Modular Building Constructions

The Modular Building Construction Process Explained

By the end of World War II, the demand for housing and building witnessed a rise because soldiers that had survived the war were coming back. They decided to settle down and raise families so a mode of construction that was both time and cost efficient was in high demand. […]
September 21, 2018
Modular Constructions

Modular Constructions 101

Image source: Modular construction is the latest construction process wherein about 80% of building blocks (like roofs, walls, etc.) are constructed offsite. These modular blocks are then brought to the original sites. Finally, these building blocks are joined on the original location with the onsite construction using heavy equipment to complete the […]
September 16, 2018
Using A Portable Office

Benefits Of Using A Portable Office

September 14, 2018
Rise of Modular Constructions

The Rise and Rise of Modular Constructions

Image source: Modular constructions are a specialized type of construction wherein most of the sections (modules) are constructed offsite in an assembly (factory type) production. These prefabricated modules are then carried to the construction site and fixed with each other to complete the building process. The rise of Modular Constructions Nature […]
September 7, 2018
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Time taken to prepare a modular construction

One of the reasons for the growing popularity of modular construction is the fact that these structures are built faster than traditional structures. There is a misconception about modular construction that since it takes less time to construct a modular structure, the quality is compromised. But, the fact is that though it […]
September 1, 2018
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How Modular Buildings are More Sustainable than Traditional Ones

Modular construction has changed the face of construction process dramatically in the past few decades. Many modular building companies are observing a rise in the demands of modular structures due to its benefits over traditional construction process – they are cheaper, can be erected in a shorter duration of time, […]
August 20, 2018
Modular Constructions

A brief history of modular buildings

When it comes to the construction of buildings,  we have seen immense progress and advancements. If you notice, the primitive method of construction, then it involved laborers carrying raw materials on their head or back, working hard day and night, and manually assembling everything to create the final building. Today, […]
August 10, 2018
Modular construction

The 6 step modular building construction process

Modular construction is transforming the conventional construction process. Unlike the conventional construction process, modular construction involves fabrication of buildings and structures in a closed facility. The modules created in a controlled environment are transported to the site for installation to form a complete structure. Let us explore the modular building […]
August 6, 2018
Modular Buildings

Interesting Facts About Modular Buildings

August 1, 2018
Restroom Trailer

Why Do You Need a Restroom Trailer for Your Outdoor Event

A restroom is the fundamental need of people at every outdoor event. If you are planning an outdoor event, be it a corporate or an entertainment event, restrooms are an important aspect on your arrangements checklist. Typically, you have two options when it comes to an outdoor event – portable […]
August 1, 2018
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Fact vs Myths – Misconceptions Surrounding Modular Construction

With significant advantages in the construction technology, modular construction has improved exponentially. Now, permanent modular construction is seen at par with conventional construction, which is a clear indication of how durable modular construction is. Not only durable, but modular construction is also affordable, less time consuming, energy efficient, and sustainable. […]
July 26, 2018
Modular Constructions

Is Modular Construction the Future?

With the growing acceptance of modular construction across the globe, the world is moving towards energy efficient, faster, sustainable, safe, and a feasible mode of construction. The construction industry is at its tipping point with the advent of modular construction. Countries like North America, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and India […]
July 16, 2018
Modular Building Facts

Did You Know These Facts About Modular Buildings?

Many people think that the concept of a modular structure is new. But, few know that this has been around for a long time. Like this misconception, there are many unknown facts about modular construction still lingering around. The concept of modular construction is not a well-kept secret anymore. Instead, […]
July 9, 2018
Modular Construction

Prefab, Modular, and Off-Site Construction – Are they the same?

The concept of offsite, prefabricated, and modular construction isn’t new. With the growing technological advancements in the construction industry, the world has been reintroduced to cost-effective and faster alternatives to traditional construction. These alternatives are called as offsite, prefab, or modular by people. But, these terms don’t mean the same. […]