If you want to increase productivity, have all of the materials you need securely stored and on hand, and have a home base to communicate with your team, it's time to consider a mobile office trailer for your next job site. When you have to spend serious time on a construction site, the last thing you want to do is lug materials around and try to hold meetings in your car. That's where purchasing or renting mobile office trailers for your job sites can help.
Mobile office trailers can be customized according to your needs -- including the need to store blueprints and other necessary materials. Rather than having to contact someone at your home office to find and deliver something as soon as possible, your employees can quickly access what they need right on site. You may be able to store your rolled blueprints in the back of an SUV, but keeping them in a central storage location will also help protect them. Design storage space to your needs, whether it is to protect specialized tools from weather damage, or to keep things on hand for client meetings.
It goes without saying that having everything you need at a job site is going to increase your team's productivity. But a mobile office does more to help productivity than simply keeping everything accessible; it makes your employees happier, which makes them more likely to work harder for more hours while keeping stress levels down. Optimizing a workspace has been shown time and time again to contribute to employee satisfaction and productivity, so take advantage of the opportunity to design your mobile office from the ground up. Comfortable restrooms and plenty of places to plug in electronic devices mean everyone can maintain a steady workflow.
Sure, making calls while sitting in your car is comfortable enough, but if you're discussing plans with a client, this setup just won't cut it. Client meetings are necessary to keep jobs on track, so a mobile trailer gives you a place for your employees to handle their business, while also allowing clients to meet with you in a comfortable space. On a construction site you have a lot of bodies to work with -- from subcontractors to primary employees -- so give them a central location to work together. Because you can customize mobile office trailers, this means you can furnish your space with desks, conference tables, or whatever other amenities you need to provide an adequate place for people to work.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits with a mobile office trailer is that you can move it right when you need to. If you purchase your own trailer, this means that every job, current and future, has a ready-to-go office space that can be placed where you need it. If you are renting an office trailer, the company will be able to help get your trailer out of the way or relocate it to a better position, without requiring you to wait around.
If you're ready to access these benefits of office trailers, read our mobile office guide to find the right fit for your next job.