Why Build Modular?

From design to occupancy, CRATE is fast and more efficient compared to traditional construction projects.

What We Do

How fast is fast?

CRATE PROJECT FLOW

DESIGN

8-12 WEEKS

CRATE’s cutting-edge design process is a digital experience that’s streamlined for efficiency, speed and accuracy. With our pre-fabricated shipping container modules used as building blocks, customers can easily stack and arrange modules to achieve a custom design.

PERMITTING

1-2 WEEKS

CRATE has a deep understanding of local permitting processes and a great working relationship with state regulatory agencies allowing us to obtain approvals in as little as 3 to 10 days due to our home court advantage.

FACTORY BUILD

12 WEEKS

All of CRATE’s buildings are fabricated locally in our LA manufacturing facility. By moving manufacturing indoors, we eliminate the possibility of delays due to inclement weather, can control material usage and reduce onsite waste as well as minimize safety risk for workers.

INSTALL

16-20 WEEKS

We deliver our pre-fabricated modules to the construction site and assemble them in a matter of weeks. This allows us to react in real time to any last minute requests while still keeping the job on-time and on budget. Because building elements are pre-fabricated and delivered in large quantities, road closures and city planning impacts are minimal.

TIME SAVED

~50 WEEKS

With up to fourteen months (over a year!) of development time saved, CRATE clients get leases signed and tenants moved in with unmatched speed. With CRATE’s pre-fabricated modular buildings, builders save time and money, developers swiftly move on to the next big project and properties start earning money faster.

TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION

DESIGN

16-20 WEEKS

Traditional construction relies on antiquated design methods that are costly and time-consuming to develop.

PERMITTING

18-24 WEEKS

The competition lacks the online tools leveraged by CRATE and can get bogged down in red tape and bureaucracy, pushing back a project’s completion date by up to six months.

CONSTRUCTION

52 WEEKS

The traditional approach to on-site construction takes months to complete and faces numerous complications, including unpredictable weather, long road closures and traffic management. The process is inefficient, dangerous and expensive when compared with factory-built building installation.

SAVE TIME ON YOUR PROJECT WITH CRATE

CRATE

Project duration ~50 WEEKS

Projects with CRATE are completed within unmatched speed.

TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION

Project duration ~90 WEEKS

Traditional construction is inefficient and takes months to complete.