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Palomar Modular Buildings, LLC, Announces That Their Factory will Build Only True Modular Buildings Built to IBC 2009 Codes and Standards and the 2011 NEC

As of July 1st 2012, Palomar Modular Buildings' announces that their factory will build only true modular buildings built to IBC 2009 codes and standards and the 2011 NEC and certified by state approved agencies.
DESOTO, TX, June 30, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Palomar has announced that their buildings conform to related fire assembly requirements as laid out by Factory Mutual and UL. Oilfield housing is considered to be dormitories under IBC 2009 and these multiple occupancy buildings must conform to IBC 2008 R-2 occupancies and built to the more rigid standards of the National Fire Protection Association as laid out in their Life Safety 101 Standards and IBC 2009.
Palomar Modular Buildings does not build HUD code mobile homes or manufactured housing for oilfield quarters. HUD coded mobile homes do not meet the requirements of the model building standards that most cities and incorporated areas require. Palomar buildings are built to accommodate oilfield workers living in dormitory type settings. The Palomar buildings meet local codes and when properly installed qualify for all forms of insurance for this use. Moreover, the buildings can be relocated to other incorporated areas without fear of local building officials' rejection.
According to John Martin, President of Palomar Modular Buildings," We have seen several instances where unknowing owners buy HUD coded mobile homes and try to move them into incorporated areas only to be turned back by local officials. The problem is basic... HUD homes do not meet the stringent Fire and Safety codes outlined by LS 101 and IBC 2009."
In addition, these buildings when used as dormitories do not qualify for insurance because they were not built and installed to multiple occupancy codes. Martin, also stated, "In the event of an accident, it is doubtful the insurance carrier would recognize the legitimacy of the claim because of the non-coded structure. Obviously, this significantly increases the liability of the owner or property manager."
Palomar looked at all the options before offering oilfield housing and concluded that multiple occupancy buildings or dormitories needed to be built to meet local codes. There are significant differences between the codes to include fire rated assemblies, sprinkler systems and structural integrity, not to mention energy efficiency ratings, types of doors and windows, width of openings and hallways and much more.
We want to make sure our customers' buildings conform to local codes, provide a safe environment for their tenants, have access to enforceable insurance and can be relocated to other jurisdictions if the need arises. According to John Martin "this is a time where the partnership between building officials and private industry provides a safe and level playing field for all entities that want to play by the rules. The hazardous and dangerous practice of cramming workers into HUD or non-coded "trailers" is a problem for our industry and local officials and, ultimately can be a serious problem for the owners of these buildings."
Palomar ( is a leading manufacturer of custom commercial modular buildings focused on the oil field housing, government, and education and health care industries. The Palomar team has built several million square feet of custom portable buildings and modular building space across the country. Palomar's mission is to deliver quality facilities on schedule and within budget while providing customers a high level of building expertise and doing so in a manner that achieves customer satisfaction.
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