COMPARISON

MODx Modular Trainers are GRANT ELIGIBLE, can accommodate Class A or Class B fires, offer broad customization possibilities, and are engineered to perfection. Among many advantages over containers, the MODx has a fully galvanized frame, built with all new materials and built for fire training. The performance and stability of the MODx  outlasts all re-purposed shipping containers.

Open Floor Plan

MODx

Containers

The MODx offers an open floor plan. Containers must have interior beams and/or walls between every container to provide open space between units, limiting the layout possibilities of the training space.

Reconfigurable Doors and Windows

MODx

Containers

Not every fire or rescue is the same, and your training structure shouldn’t be either.  With removable and interchangeable doors, windows, and walls, you can create an infinite variety of scenarios, keeping your trainees from becoming familiar with the training structure.  Because containers utilize structural walls; door and window openings must be permanently welded into the wall of the container.  These fixed wall, door and window locations prevent you from being able to reconfigure your training structure creating a stale training environment with the same entries and approaches.

Galvanized Frames, Rails, and Panels

MODx

Containers

The strength of the MODx comes from its fully galvanized frame. Unlike fire containers where the frame and walls are the structure of the container, the frame of the MODx, which is independent of the walls, makes the MODx the strongest modular unit on the market. The MODx has galvanized rails and walls keeping the modular units protected from the first day they are built. Without the galvanization process, containerized units are prone to rusting and have a shorter overall life span.

Composite Decking

MODx

Containers

Structural composite deck/floor/roof, depending on what type of structure is proposed, on the MODx modular trainer allows for smooth transitions between outdoor and indoor environments. Containers have issues with transitions from an outside decking area and inside working environment, with inches of gaps that cause tripping hazards.  This composite decking is provided on all floor and roof surfaces so all roofs are designed to be flat walking surfaces.  Container roofs need to be built-up or modified to create a flat walking surface.

Structurally Engineered and Stamped

MODx

Containers

Most architecture firms and city planning ordinances require in depth blueprints before any major work. Containerized units have broad plans drawn out but cannot beat the highly detailed plans made for each individual MODx modular trainer designed. Each MODx is structurally engineered by a licensed structural engineer to meet the high demands of a training module.  The modules can be stamped by the engineer to meet local codes or requirements. This is unlike shipping containers which are designed to transfer goods and cargo.

Water Mitigation

MODx

Containers

Water Mitigation is key to move training water out of the training area. The MODx provides an integrated scupper system that moves moisture out and away from the training tower both within burn areas as well as throughout the remaining training space. Containers are designed to be water-tight which is good for cargo, but not for fire training.  Without proper water mitigation, water stays inside the building, creating issues with longer drying time after training, rust, and pest infestation.

MODx TECHNICAL SPECS