Quality Construction

SnapCab® Pods provide an innovative, yet simple solution for companies looking to resolve the space and privacy challenges presented by today’s open office layouts. They’re perfect for establishing quiet, stand-alone cubicles that serve as individual workspaces, private rooms for one-on-one conversations or small conference rooms for meetings or collaborative team-building exercise. They also provide a more cost-effective alternative to expensive and time-consuming office renovation projects.

Our Pods feature quality construction that ensures many years of reliable service, no matter how often you move, upgrade or disassemble and reassemble them. You’ll get a solidly build product that will deliver an excellent long-term return on your investment.

About the Quality Construction of Our Pods

SnapCab Pods feature heavy-duty frames made from commercial-grade aluminum that combines stability and rigidity with maximum flexibility. Because these frames are so light, it makes it easy to relocate your Pods when necessary. The doors of our Pods are also rugged — we’ve tested them by hanging up to 500 pounds of weight from an open door, and there was no sagging or buckling. We’ve even included high-quality door hinges and hardware that can withstand the rigors of heavy use.

Our Pods also have expertly designed and built panels with high-performance laminate skins on the interior and exterior. You can lock the panels into place with ease for faster, more efficient installation.

Our Production Process Also Ensures the High-Quality Construction of SnapCab Pods

We manufacture each Pod by implementing a carefully developed methodology that delivers superior quality — every time. We press each panel with laminate to increase its strength and provide additional sound absorption properties. We then cut the panels with a specially designed shaping and drilling machine that delivers an accurate size and precise measurements. The final step entails attaching and hinging the glass door.

We wrap and package the Pod with care to ensure it arrives at your facility without damage and is ready for assembly. The plug-and-play functionality means you won’t have to perform additional wiring to accommodate your electric and electronic devices after setting up your Pod. Simply plug them in, and you’re ready to go.

Other Benefits Provided by SnapCab Pods

In addition to the quality construction, our Pods provide excellent value in many ways. Heavy-duty casters maximize mobility by allowing you to roll the assembled Pod to wherever you need it in your office layout. Installing your Pod is a fast, easy process, and you can even upgrade them to accommodate office renovations or new branding initiatives. With a choice of multiple sizes, colors and a variety of options like Corning® Gorilla® Glass, you can have a custom product that meets your current and future office space requirements.

Contact Us to Learn More About SnapCab Pods

Whether you’re looking to alleviate space and privacy challenges in an office, school, studio or other environments, SnapCab Pods offer quality construction, flexibility, mobility and much more. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how our Pods can benefit your building layout. We’ll also be happy to provide a no-obligation quote.

Video Transcript

We ended up making these super heavy duty aluminum frames.

They are so heavy, they are so well made you can tip the whole thing up on one corner.

So this is our SnapCab frame, it’s a specialized extrusion built with 8 inch thick walls.

It’s super robust.

Notable differences on this pod include the commercial grade aspect and quality of just about everything from the door hinge and door hardware, to the gauge of aluminum in the door.

Here’s a section of the front extrusion again, demonstrating the intricate web design, providing a lot stability, ridgity.

A special spline embedded into part of the extrusion which keeps the panels in position.

It’s really robust, high density Baltic birch ply.

It’s incredibly stable.

We’ve got a bolted tennen that runs from the left and right side.

Then we’ve got high performance laminate skins on the interior and exterior that also serves as a marker board.

As an upgrade we do offer a PET wall finish, improving the acoustical experience.

And these are, of course, removable and adaptable, upgradeable panel kits, so all of these panels can come out.

The whole door, the seal is all friction fixed so there’s actually no contact between the door and the frame so again, for better acoustic properties.

It holds an incredible amount of weight so regardless of what you do. you can hang off of it.

It can take an enormous amount of stress.

We tested it with almost about 500 600 pounds of weight hanging off the door without any sag.

We future proofed our pod by designing a component into the corners that allows us to lock panels into place.

Customization

Most employees need to establish an ideal work environment to maximize their productivity and comfort. SnapCab® Workspace offers the flexibility to customize your office space to meet your requirements. You’ll be able to create settings that seamlessly combine functionality with aesthetics and include the “extra” touches that make an office space feel like home. You’ll have a quiet, private work area that will minimize distractions and stimulate the thought process, which can lead to better overall job performance.

So Many Options for Customization

You can begin to customize your SnapCab Workspace even before it arrives at your facility. When you order pods, you can select from multiple laminate choice for the wall panels. For a small upcharge, you can choose a laminate finish from one of many top manufacturers. If you prefer a premium finish, we suggest Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which provides a blank canvas for implementing a wide variety of patterns, images and colors. You can even personalize the paneling with your company’s logo or branding slogan.

The customization possibilities don’t end with the design of your pods. Your workers can equip and furnish each unit to suit their preferences and accommodate their working styles. The sturdy aluminum frame and solidly built compressed wood panels can support brackets for shelving and tables, as well as fasteners to serve as hooks for hanging heavy objects. With the plug-and-play electrical connectivity, you can install everything from air conditioners and flat screen televisions to office and computer equipment without having to do any rewiring.

As SnapCab pods come in multiple sizes, you can also choose the amount of floor space that suits your purposes. The Talk, our smallest unit, works well as a one-person office that still offers plenty of chances for customization. The Meet 4 provides more room for setting up a one-on-one conference room, while the Meet 6 is the perfect size for holding collaborative team meetings. No matter which model you choose, you’ll have the flexibility to create a custom-designed, furnished and equipped workspace that will add value to your work processes.

Additional SnapCab Workspace Benefits

Aside from all the customization choices, SnapCab pods give you a mobile office space solution you can use just about anywhere. Casters mounted to steel plates on the bottom of the units allow you to push them across the floor of your facility, and you can also transport them with a forklift if needed. We’ve made them easy to install, which saves time and labor. You can even upgrade your pods’ paneling if you embark on a facility renovation project at some point and need to change their look.

Feel Free to Contact Us Regarding Your Customization Requirements

If you have specific ideas about how to customize your SnapCab pods, we’ll be happy to discuss them with you. We’ll do everything possible to turn your concept into a reality, and we might even be able to offer some suggestions to improve your design. Contact us online to learn more today.

Video Transcript

And I keep my workspace right on the factory floor where everything is happening.

I sort of tricked it out, I added a curtain hook, I got my mailbox right here, and I got a spot for a trash can.

I used a medium sized pod bench here to make room for the printer and my trash, and this is a regular L sized bench on the other side.

One of my favorite things about a pod is how versatile it is.

You can do absolutely anything you want.

Here we installed a 49 inch tv and it is installed irregularly into our solid panels.

The way we have confectioned (?) the pod with aluminum in the exterior and then the panels of compressed wood will hold absolutely anything you want installed.

I also love how the pod is ready to get any tech that you have and anything that you need for work.

So this is our Facebook (?) portal in here and you can use this for video conferencing.

So that little camera in there is a super wide angle that will get everyone that is inside of the pod and you can video conference in the other side (?).

This is our on-site pod manufacturing support pod.

As you can see the guys have used their own shelf brackets from Fast Cap to hold this desktop up and it makes a terrific work area.

Alright, now here we are in Trevor, our shop foreman’s pod, that he has customized for himself and guess what?

Trevor is into guitars.

It’s very easy to display when you have walls that you can put fasteners anywhere that you want.

This is an amazing product.

I am super excited about it because I am wondering what kinds of ideas are going to come out of the conversations  and focus work that is going to be happening in these pods.

So for me, I am feeling like wow, it’s neat to be able to provide an environment where people can do some real thinking.

Fire Suppression

Fire safety is a critical component of an office building’s infrastructure. Appropriate fire prevention and control measures are also essential for meeting building code standards.

SnapCab® pods offer a flexible stand-alone office space solution that can also meet your fire safety requirements. You can install them with confidence wherever you need to accommodate individuals, small groups or teams. Although pods aren’t necessarily incorporated into the original design of the structure, you can equip them with reliable fire suppression systems whenever you install them.

How Does a SnapCab Pod Fire Suppression System Work?

Our innovative Workspaces give you the flexibility to connect them to your building’s hard plumbing system to tap into the water supply and provide fire suppression functionality. A knockout in the ceiling can accommodate a discreet sprinkler head covered with a specially designed cap. When a fire in the building causes the temperature inside the pod to reach a certain level, the sprinkler head will lower automatically, and the sprinkler system activates.

What Are the Benefits of Fire Suppression Systems for Modular Office Pods?

Integrating a fire suppression system into your SnapCab pods can dramatically improve safety in your facility. These systems can reduce the risk of the loss of life from fire by up to 82% and lower the amount of property damage by up to 71%. The types of buildings that derive the biggest benefit from pods equipped with fire suppression capabilities include data centers, healthcare facilities, offices that rely on the extensive use of telecommunications systems and equipment and those that handle or store a high volume of flammable or combustible materials.

Other SnapCab Advantages

SnapCab Workspaces offer an excellent solution for today’s open office environments where private space is at a premium. Our pods are:

  • Easy to install: The modular construction and clear labeling make setting up our pods a breeze. With the plug-and-play connectivity, you can use your computers and other electronic devices without having to do any rewiring.
  • Easy to relocate: Once you’ve set up your pods, you can move them to just about anywhere in your office layout. Casters on the bottom allow you to roll them across the floor with ease, and you can also transport them with a forklift if necessary.
  • Easy to remodel: Upgrade the paneling of your pods as your needs change over time, such as when undertaking an office renovation project or engaging in a new branding initiative.
  • Multiple sizes and colors: We offer SnapCab Workspaces in multiple sizes to accommodate individual workers, one-on-one meetings or small groups. You can also choose from many colors and a range of options, such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass to create the ideal finish.

Contact Us to Learn More About the Fire Suppression Capabilities of SnapCab Workspace Pods

Learn more about the many benefits of a SnapCab pod with built-in fire suppression. Contact us for more information today. We’ll also be happy to provide a no-obligation quote.

Video Transcript

So, each pod can be hard plumed for fire protection system and fire sprinkler.

So, this is the head, so what happens is when it drops there is a cap that fits over top of this, which contains the head.

And what happens, in this case, when this is heated at a certain temperature, this falls down, and the head falls down, and the sprinkler is activated.

So, what we provide is a knockout in the ceiling tile where the fire suppression head can be place.

We have a hole where the hard plum would come in from the building itself.

A discreet flange is placed through the hole and allows the sprinkler system to float easily into the knockout from the ceiling tile.

If you do hard plum the fire suppression system into the pod, it’s very important to make sure that the pod itself is secured to the floor; so again, we’d be using our seismic feet.

Meeting Pods’ Uses and Advantages

Portable meeting pods have become one of the trendiest spatial solutions in contemporary office design.

Offering privacy and practicality, these collaborative pods for companies are an intuitive choice to conduct small group meetings or stow away for some private work time.

But, are they only for commercial businesses breaking from cubicle complacency? What other uses are there for pods, and what specific benefits can these acoustic meeting pods bring to your workplace, regardless of industry?

Since we at SnapCab® obsess over conference pods — their looks, features and uses that free us all from workplace convention — we’re here to answer these questions and more with a complete list of applications and benefits for portable privacy pods.

meeting pod uses and advantages

Who Uses Conference Pods?

Custom conference pods come in handy in a variety of environments and applications —more than might meet the eye.

1. Offices

Due to the rising costs of commercial real estate, traditional and open-concept offices alike must balance maximizing their current square footage without crowding or cramping the workspace. After all, it will cost the average single-story office today $160 to $170 to add one square foot to its existing layout. Renting extra office space doesn’t fare much better, either, with rent per square foot averaging $23 — an amount that gets even more expensive when you factor in location, building type and nearby building amenities.

Private meeting pods provide a solution when office square footage is at such a premium. Instead of constructing expensive new conference rooms or reconfiguring the entire office, businesses can assemble mobile, modular privacy booths that satisfy the same function. Pods cost a fraction of the price and don’t carry the disruptions, downtimes and price tag of an office space overhaul.

2. Schools

Educational environments are a second popular home for noise-absorbing acoustic meeting pods. From late-night exam cramming to group project meetings to quiet reading spaces across campus, schools require a variety of flexible and accessible study spaces, including those within:

  • College dorm study areas
  • College dorm lounges
  • Libraries
  • Academic buildings
  • And more

Students benefit from selecting the privacy space best suited to their needs. Midsized units, like SnapCab’s® Meet 4, make an ideal flex space for one-on-one tutoring, while larger meeting pods for schools, like the Meet 6, can comfortably seat groups of four to six.

3. Medical Environments

Many medical facilities use modular meeting booths as outpatient consulting rooms, as well as quick and convenient areas to hold private conversations with patients and their families.

This sensitivity toward privacy is not only an industry best practice — it’s a compliance concern. Health care regulations outline a range of protections when it comes to safely relaying personally identifiable information in written and verbal form. Several medical facility types — like the following — employ secure, sound-absorbing conference pods to remain in compliance when communicating sensitive medical information with patients and loved ones.

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Veterinary offices
  • Pharmacies

4. Transportation Hubs

Bustling train and subway stations, airport terminals, bus depots and even combination transportation centers benefit from the quiet acoustic pods can bring.

take a breather in a pod

These busy hubs commonly turn pods and pod technology into custom phone booths and rest stations. Travelers can stow away to make phone calls, send important emails or even take a breather from the hustle and bustle of their surroundings — one of the signature perks of SnapCab’s Pods.

Uses for Meeting Pods

You can find private workspace pods across many commercial and private environments. Within those spaces themselves, office meeting pods have a range of uses — uses that range far beyond housing brainstorming sessions or weekly stand-ups. Consider these office pod advantages.

1. Privacy Rooms

Employees today crave privacy. While the trendy open-concept offices and cubicle-free layouts have ushered a new wave of creative and collaborative floorplans, they are notoriously loud and distraction-prone, even for diligent workers.

Modular booths infuse that much-needed, much-missed privacy back into the workspace. For a variety of tasks, peace and quiet are essential for productivity, as well as the participants’ sanity. Privacy booths work well for workplace activities like:

  • Interviews
  • Annual reviews
  • Confidential professional conversations
  • Important conference calls and presentations
  • Projects requiring prolonged states of deep work

2. Custom Phone and Video Booths

Organizations in the U.S. spend roughly 160 million minutes in voice and video conference calls during the year.

Industry surveys reveal employees tend to lose up to 15 minutes per call handling ad-hoc distractions and bringing conversations back on track. What’s more, over 70% of employees say they’re comfortable discussing confidential or sensitive information during these conference calls, yet don’t tend to consider the security of their immediate environment while doing so.

Office phone booths give a safe, secure location to handle phone and video calls, whether they are routine or confidential. At SnapCab, we make our Talk and Focus booths from sound-reducing panels, complete with an acoustic-absorbing fabric ceiling.

3. Office Wellness Rooms

Office wellness booths, or “Zenbooths,” are an increasingly trendy feature in many contemporary workplaces. Businesses often choose these rooms to match company culture and embody corporate values, as well as recognizing employees’ very human need to recharge in a private place.

These calming, stimulus-free stations give employees an appropriate setting to temporarily relax without causing a scene or disturbing colleagues. Common wellness booth themes include enclosed spaces for meditation, stretching, yoga and similar activities relevant to your workforce’s tastes and interests.

4. Collaborative Meeting Booths

Just as booths make secluded spaces for private phone and video calls, they double as versatile meeting pods for companies that require additional conference space.

pods increase productivity

The design of many acoustic pods keeps group productivity in mind. SnapCab’s Meet 4 and Meet 6 pods — which seat up to four and six people, respectively — contain seating, tables, LED lighting, Wi-Fi connectivity, Corning® Gorilla® Glass interior panels that double as whiteboards and plenty of electrical outlets. Our four-person meeting booth is the perfect environment for uninterrupted collaborative get-togethers, both scheduled and impromptu.

5. Individual or Group Workstations

As businesses scale, they require workspace solutions that’ll grow and adapt as they do, plus remain in good condition across years of use and even after brand aesthetic changes.

SnapCab pods come with a unique modular design on wheels, positioning them as the ultimate flexible desk pod. A pod can begin as a group meeting flex space, but quickly transition to a private workstation dedicated to individual deep work. In some offices where employees don’t receive desk assignments at all, this workspace flexibility is the natural choice to maintain horizontal collaboration and fluidity, while giving employees the desk functionality they need.

6. Private Offices

Today’s typical office employee will get interrupted at work once every 11 minutes. That same employee will need another 23 minutes to shift back into work mode, picking up wherever they left off.

SnapCab’s Meet 4 and Meet 6 pods make convenient, cost-effective private offices, removing employees from their distraction-prone environments. Use them as flex offices available on rotation or even as assigned office spaces for employees or management, housing their complete desk workstation.

7. Snack Stations

SnapCab’s Meet 6 pods’ 71″ x 71″ x 78″H interior dimensions are the perfect size to contain a mini snack bar or coffee station. Tuck them into corners of the office to make it easier for employees to grab what they need, then return to their desk, or add them to current break rooms or dining areas without requiring expensive room renovations. Plus, SnapCab pods come with motion-activated LED light fixtures and fans, meaning no one forgets to turn off the lights and food and beverage smells don’t affect the entire office.

8. Conversation Booths

Ad-hoc conversations between employees quickly catching up after the weekend or discussing their shared favorite TV show all have a time and place in the office. Yet they can be distracting, not only for their participants, but for those around them, especially when they occur sporadically at desks.

Company meeting pods create a designated place for conversations that don’t disturb others in the vicinity. Employees can even use these booths to take lunches or have coffee breaks with colleagues, further reducing the likelihood of distracting, but inevitable, conversations.

9. Nap Pod

Nearly every detail of privacy pod fabrication creates a temperature-controlled, noise-absorbing room well-suited to a growing workplace trend — employee naps.

While napping at work still strikes many as unprofessional, research shows the significant benefits of even brief naps timed mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Portable privacy pods are the place for workers to stow away for some necessary R&R, increasing alertness, attention spans, mental acuity and overall productivity.

10. Office “Neighborhoods”

Unassigned office layouts, or the “agile” office, is an emerging workplace organizational structure where no employee receives a desk assignment. Instead, employees work wherever they feel most productive — then have the freedom to pick a new workspace pod every day.

Use larger multi-pod configurations to designate department types or themed work areas. For example, arrange a cluster of Meet 4 and Meet 6 Pods and outfit it to serve as the collaborative brainstorming hub for the entire organization. Nearby, Connects partitions and acoustic sound-absorbing pod layouts can create a designated focus space for employees concentrating on immersive solo work.

Meeting Pod Advantages

Across their uses and applications, custom meeting pods bring a range of benefits to the organizations employing them.

1. Quiets Working in an Open Office Environment

pods create a quiet work environment

Pods contribute to improved office acoustics, both inside and outside their panel walls:

  • Felt-lined interior panels to soak and contain sounds
  • Glass doors to create a premium sealed noise barrier
  • Acoustic felt ceiling and carpet to reduce sound transfer further

When configured strategically, meeting pods introduce natural office sound barriers and partitions that reduce overall sound travel. This feature is especially valuable if your office has plenty of materials like flush walls, glass, tile, stone or concrete, or is an open-concept floorplan.

2. Portable and Reconfigurable

Most conference spaces in offices are permanent fixtures built during initial construction. These static spaces cannot move, rearrange or scale as you do, plus they rely on people using them according to capacity best practices.

Conference-room congestion becomes an issue of the past when offices adopt portable conference booths. SnapCab’s Meet 4 and Meet 6 Workspaces are particularly ideal solutions, designed as modular kits with high-load phenolic casters to easily pivot, re-angle or all-out move the booths to another location.

3. Cost-Effective

Private meeting booths cost a fraction of what renovating new meeting rooms within your current square footage or constructing new office additions altogether do. Consider hourly contractor rates alone. Plus, any new constructions will be static, unable to scale or adapt to shifting employee needs over time. Opting for mobile, modular and reconfigurable pod meeting spaces is the far more economical choice and the greener one, too.

4. Customizable

Conference pods, including those from SnapCab, come with customizable laminate panels available in premium white or a rainbow of colors.

Looking to go beyond laminate? Individual pod panels can also be fabricated from:

  • Gorilla Glass whiteboard
  • Gorilla Glass Gigapixel custom large-format, high-resolution printed graphics
  • A mix of white and color laminates
  • All of the above

Finish customizing your pod with optional furniture like seating and tables, each made to match the overall aesthetic of the entire conference desk pod.

5. Compact

You can arrange conference Workspaces to seat entire groups of people or house workstations. They’re still fundamentally compact units, designed with an eye toward maximizing current space rather than overwhelming it, all through easy reconfigurability and maneuverings.

SnapCab designs its meeting and conferencing Pods to meet these spatial needs with the following dimensions.

  • SnapCab Meet 4 pod: 53″ x 77″ x 91″ exterior/47″ x 71″ x 78″ interior
  • SnapCab Meet 6 pod: 77″ x 77″ x 91″ exterior/71″ x 71″ x 78″ interior

6. Tech Outfitted

How many times have you entered a meeting, only to realize your laptop battery is dangerously low?

Conference workstation pods remedy this pain point, built to house — at an arm’s reach — all the tech equipment and features necessary to stay productive during collaborative work. Common booth tech features include USB ports, power stations, lighting and plenty of outlets, all providing a plug-and-play workstation ready when you and your colleagues need it most.

7. Mobile

SnapCab’s meeting booths feature modular designs. That means we manufacture them to assemble how you want, where you want, in one complete snap-into-place kit. And because they’re on wheels, you can quickly reconfigure meeting pod layouts to suit your in-the-moment preferences, wheeling these mobile meeting booths here, there and back again — much like a game of Tetris. If you can put together and place a piece of Ikea furniture, you’re ready for mobile conference pods like those from SnapCab.

Office Pods

Curious about custom meeting and group conference pods for your workplace? Send your questions to SnapCab! We’ve seen the benefits our custom meeting pods have brought to countless workplaces and their employees — and we can’t wait to do the same for you.

Browse our SnapCab meeting Pod catalog, then start creating your custom conference workstations today.

Mobility

Maximum mobility is crucial for success in today’s fast-paced, rapidly changing and evolving work environments. Being lean and agile meets the scalability needs of 21st-century organizations, as they can easily add workstations to accommodate new employees or relocate them whenever they need to reconfigure an office layout. Mobility and flexibility can also allow companies to avoid significant remodeling and renovation projects that take time and often cost a lot of money.

SnapCab® can add the benefit of mobility to your office setting with our innovative Workspace solutions. You can use these solidly constructed, stand-alone spaces as individual offices, one-on-one conferenced areas or self-contained meeting rooms. You’ll get a comfortable, private workspace you can easily relocate to wherever you need it within your office layout.

Casters Provide the SnapCab Pod Mobility

The key to the mobility of our pods is the heavy-duty casters welded to a steel plate that supports the weight of the pod. The casters allow you to roll and maneuver the pods across the floor. Each caster can accommodate up to 800 pounds, which is more than enough for the pod and its contents, such as a table, chairs and computer and office equipment.

Suppose your pod contains heavier objects that make rolling it more difficult. A skid plate attached to the underside of the unit provides extra support if you prefer to move it with a lift truck. You’ll be able to transport it safely and efficiently over distances or load it onto a tractor-trailer or delivery truck with ease.

So Many Ways to Take Advantage of the SnapCab Mobility

You can use our mobile pods in a variety of ways. For instance, if rapid expansion is creating the need to add to your workforce quickly, you can use the SnapCab Focus to form several rows of individual workspaces. Unlike traditional cubicles, our Workspaces are enclosed units with sound-absorbing panels that will create quiet, private workstations, even in a confined area of your facility. The fast assembly and installation process also provide a more time-efficient alternative that will meet your staffing requirements.

Maybe you’re looking to integrate a mobile meeting area into your layout. Our SnapCab Meet 4 pod is the perfect size for groups of two to four people, and you can move it around to different departments without having to create a permanent conference room or area. Our largest unit, the Meet 6 pod, provides the space for team-building activities and helps to foster a collaborative work environment.

All our pods offer an assortment of finish options that allow you to create the ideal appearance for your work areas. You can also upgrade the paneling to change the look of your pods when the time comes, such as undergoing an extensive renovation project or updating your branding.

Contact Us to Learn More About the Mobility of SnapCab Pods

Feel free to contact us online for more information regarding the mobility of our pods and how it can benefit your present and future operating requirements. We’ll also be happy to provide a no-obligation quote.

Video Transcript

Originally they didn’t have wheels.

I remember I was talking to our bench manufacturer, and they said “hey we’d love to have one of pods if only it was on a wheel” because they’re a lean manufacturing company, we’re a lean manufacturing company.

And we all realized, well of course they have to be on wheels.

So we point out the robust casters we have that are welded to this steel plate.

Each wheel holds about 800 pounds.

We’ve got a skid plate which helps protect the bottom under carriage during movement.

So if we want to slide a forklift or a pump truck, we’ve got some protection from the under carriage.

My name is David Robinson and I am the founder of Fractal Workspace.

We are kind of a boutique co-working spot in Kingston, Ontario.

I am standing in front of our SnapCabs.

The area that we have these set up in actually converts into an event space.

So we can move these pods out, which is really exciting.

We also consider moving them into other parts of our space, so the fact that they’re mobile is amazing.

Code Compliance

Ensuring compliance with the frequently changing building and electrical codes is a challenge that nearly every company faces these days. SnapCab® Workspaces give you a mobile, flexible office solution that will also meet your code compliance requirements. Install them wherever you need to create a quiet, private space in your office layout. They will also provide the connectivity you need to power your laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other electrical and electronic equipment efficiently and safely.

Our Pods Are UL-Listed and Seismic-Tested

Underwriting Laboratories has been setting the global standard for product safety testing and certification for more than a century. SnapCab pods are UL-Listed, fulfilling the requirements in crucial areas such as fire and smoke resistance, as well as personal safety assessments and table load and stability testing. The low-voltage electrical wiring within the panels also complies with the UL testing guidelines. You can install your pods with complete confidence and peace of mind.

Seismic testing is another critical safety aspect for organizations located in earthquake zones. Our pods have undergone comprehensive stability and anchorage testing conducted by Critical Structures, one of the most respected and accomplished structural engineering firms in the United States. You can rest assured knowing your office pods can withstand significant structural challenges and contribute to a safer work environment, whether you’re susceptible to earthquakes or any other operational or environmental issues.

Understanding the Electrical Capabilities of SnapCab pods

Our pods come with 110V electrical outlets and a USB charging port you. You won’t need to perform any additional wiring to connect your devices. The plug-and-play capability simplifies the entire process and enhances safety. You can create a fully equipped work environment for your employees while achieving code compliance.

Other Valuable SnapCab pod Benefits

SnapCab Workspaces are fast and easy to install. Besides the plug-and-play connectivity, they feature a modular design and clear labeling that simplifies the on-site assembly process. They also include heavy-duty casters that allow you to wheel them to wherever you need them. If you decide to remodel your office at some point, you can also upgrade the pod wall panels easily to coordinate with your new office layout and design.

Our pods come in a variety of sizes — whether you need to create individual workspaces, one-on-one meeting rooms or conference areas for team collaboration, you’ll find the right solution for your needs. You can also choose from a variety of colors, as well as premium finishes such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass (available for a small upcharge). If you prefer, you can select a blank canvas that allows you to create a custom finish that contains your brand, logo or anything else you desire.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Code-Compliant Pods

Learn more about how SnapCab pods can provide the ideal solution for your office space requirements and ensure code compliance. Contact us for additional information and a no-obligation quote today.

Video Transcript

Pods have 2 main testings.

One is the UL rating and you can find that on the UL website, very easily.

We’ve got here an example of what the UL website looks like and there is one of our entries to furniture powered, and non-powered.

Here is the certificate number over here, E502865.

Pods are tested to UL standard 962 and in doing that they looked at fire and smoke, electrical, impact resistant; table low testing, personal safety assessment and they did a lot of stability testing on it as well.

The seismic testing was carried out by critical structures, whose report is here on my screen.

And it covers, as it says, the stability and anchorage of all three sizes of the SnapCab Pod.

It’s very current and here is the inspectors stamp.

They went into great detail and were very impressed with the performance of all of the pods.

The floor hatch access to the power supply is code compliant in Chicago.

The 100 bolt DC cable with multiple outlets is a single molded piece and leads directly to the under floor compartment with a single lift up plate which an inspector can easily access.

This is all low voltage wire, again it meets the UL code, which can be easily placed in the canopy in the walls.

Lean Conference Room

Companies and organizations everywhere are looking for ways to create a “leaner” work environment to reduce costs and increase operating efficiency, which is driving the trend toward choosing an open office floorplan. While an open office layout is typically much cheaper than a more traditional closed office, it does offer one significant disadvantage: a lack of conference room space.

SnapCab Workspaces can offer the ideal solution by allowing you to create cost-effective lean conference rooms and move them to wherever you need them in your facility. You can also choose a smaller office floorplan because you won’t need extra space for dedicated conference rooms, which can save you thousands of dollars per month in rent.

Using a SnapCab pod as a lean conference room can also save you time. Because of its mobility — each pod includes casters that make it easy to roll across the floor — you can place it closer to your workers’ location. They won’t have to walk across the facility to attend a meeting, which can add several minutes of productive time to their schedules. The proximity of the Workspace makes it easier to hold impromptu meetings to address an issue that requires immediate attention.

Our Lean Conference Room Options

SnapCab offers two pod sizes that can serve as lean conference rooms:

  • Meet 4: With an interior dimension of just under 24 square feet, our Pod M is the perfect size to accommodate smaller meetings or work groups consisting of two to four individuals.
  • Meet 6: Our largest pod, the Pod L model provides nearly 36 square feet of interior workspace, which is ideal for groups of four to six individuals.

Both models will provide quiet, stand-alone rooms that are perfect for meetings or conferences. They feature sound-absorbing walls to ensure privacy, as well as plug-and-play electrical connectivity to accommodate laptops, cellphones, printers and whatever else you and your staff needs for a successful and productive gathering.

Additional SnapCab Lean Conference Room Benefits

All SnapCab Workspaces feature a solid aluminum frame and wood panel construction that ensure excellent durability. They’re also strong enough to hold shelving, tables and other objects. You’ll appreciate the modular design that allows you to set up and install a lean conference room in almost no time. Purchasing a pod or two is much more cost-effective than integrating “permanent” office space into your existing open office layout.

Create a Custom Lean Conference Room Design

Our pods are also completely customizable. Choose from muliple laminate options for the panels and a wide variety of finish options, including Corning® Gorilla® Glass. When the time comes to renovate or expand your facility, you can upgrade your pods to complement your new design concept or updated branding.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Lean Conference Rooms

Feel free to contact us to learn more about how our mobile pods can provide the ideal conference room solution for your open office layout. We’ll be happy to discuss your customization requirements and supply a no-obligation quote.

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The other thing about these pods is this less than 4 feet by 4 feet, that is 12 square feet.

The amount of space that people pay for in these offices in some locations is incredible.

And then it’s mobile so there is less walking to get to your location where you want to have the meeting.

It’s very close.

If you have a group of people in your open office that work together, they can jump into one of our L pods or M pods and have a quick meeting.

SnapCabs at TED Talks

SnapCab Pods made an appearance at the annual TED conference, where some of the world’s greatest ideas come together. We provided conference goers with two SnapCab pods. Find out what happens at TED, who attends and how SnapCabs enhanced the experience.

What Happens at TED?

The five-day TED conference hosted more than 1,000 attendees at the Vancouver Convention Centre. TED focuses on three groups of ideas — technology, entertainment and design. It highlights TED’s signature TED Talks, featuring more than 70 of these presentations live. Attendees take part in a full experience that includes luxurious meals, free gift bags, workshops and cutting-edge tech demonstrations. The installations featured at TED included our SnapCab pods.

Who Else Attended the TED Conference?

In addition to major names like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a familiar name also attended TED — our partner, Steelcase. They hosted an art exhibit featuring a collaborative mural created by artists and attendees. Conference goers could request to appear on the mural, and the artists would add them over time. Steelcase’s exhibition demonstrated the power of collaborative spaces in art and real life.

How Did Conference Goers Use SnapCab pods?

People who attended TED2019 made the most out our SnapCab pod installation. Our pods had occupants almost continuously because of their versatility and sound absorbing qualities. Attendees used our pods to:

  • Call coworkers, collaborators, friends and loved ones
  • Get work done in a quiet space
  • Take a few moments to themselves
  • Hold temporary remote meetings
  • And more

Even the greatest innovators need a moment of peace. We proudly gave attendees a space to get away from the business of the conference.

What Benefits Do SnapCab Pods Provide at Large Events?

Just like TED, you can use SnapCab pods to add a quiet space to your conference or another type of event. Our pods come in three sizes that can serve different purposes. While we provided TED with the Pod S, you can mix and match sizes to get the most out of the pod. Give your attendees space to:

  • Work: Event attendees can use pods equipped with power outlets, seating and tables to complete quick work tasks.
  • Communicate: The sound absorbing properties of the SnapCab pod make it an ideal quiet space to make audio and video calls.
  • Collaborate: Add a Pod M or Pod S to your event floor to give attendees the opportunity to work together in their own space.
  • Relax: A Pod can provide much-needed quiet when an event such as a conference gets busy.

Simply put, SnapCab pods serve the same purpose as a quiet room, but with better versatility and affordability. Your pod can become just about anything you envision for your event space.

Where Can I Learn More About SnapCab pods?

You can visit our website for comprehensive information on our pods and their uses. Our pod pages include specifications, benefits and inspiration that help you understand how to get the most out of our popular product. Ready to add a Pod to your event space? Complete our form to request a quote.

What Are Movable Work Pods?

Today’s open office concepts often create more productivity issues than they solve. One study found that open office concepts led to more text messages, more emails and less interaction and collaboration between coworkers. If you still want an open office concept, you can use movable office Pods to increase productivity while keeping the floor plan you have in mind.

Movable Office Pods

Movable office Pods from SnapCab® are standalone quiet spaces on wheels. They come in a variety of sizes, and you can use them as study areas, phone booths, meeting spaces and more. Additional features of these Pods include:

  • Customization: You can personalize the Pods to fit your office’s design.
  • Easy relocation: Any time you want to create a new layout, you simply wheel the Pods into place.
  • Sound absorption: Open offices include many distractions such as phone calls, employee conversations and background noise. Sound-absorbing Pods from SnapCab can fix that issue.
  • Quick updates: When you update your office or change the decor, you can change your Pod too. Simply switch out the exterior wall panels with a new color or image.

With our Pods, you’ll get all the benefits of open space mixed with the option for privacy. Employees who find an open office concept distracting can work in a Pod, make a phone call or even meet with clients or other co-workers in a quiet space. Your employees’ productivity can soar again with a Pod that lets them get the quiet space they need to work efficiently.

Tips on How to Use Office Pods

There are a variety of ways to make an office feel like home using Pods. Try following these tips on how to use office Pods to create a peaceful and more productive space:

  • Include communal quiet areas: The Pod doesn’t have to be the only quiet space in the office. You can design a section of the office to operate as a quiet area for employees who need it. Adding Pods to that space gives employees more options for privacy.
  • Incorporate seamless furniture: Today’s office spaces use a variety of design styles to make employees feel like they’re at home. With customized Pods, you can add furniture and other decor that makes the office more inviting and creates a seamless look.
  • Remember study areas: Offices aren’t the only spaces that can use Pods. Colleges and libraries can install Pods as study areas for students needing a quiet place, and if it’s appropriate for the kind of work you do, you can include these areas as well.
  • Provide conference rooms: Some meetings require a private space, like performance evaluations and important conference calls. A Pod from SnapCab is the perfect place to hold a private meeting.

Benefits of Movable Office Pods

When you install our movable office Pods, you can start to reap the benefits of them right away. From easy installation and mobility to increased privacy and productivity, Pods will help you upgrade your open office space to one that makes people feel more comfortable. Request more information about our movable office Pods and how they can make your office feel like home.

SnapCab — Inside the Blueprint

At SnapCab®, we have an amazing variety of products that help businesses across North America. With our innovative designs and dedication to our customers, we know that we can make a difference in your office spaces.

To help you get to know our products, we’re here to give an inside look at our SnapCab® Pods. Offices with open floor plans can struggle. From employees having trouble concentrating and finding privacy to a lack of productivity with too many distractions around the office.

Our Pods are the solution. They will give your employees a quiet place to get their work done, whether they are working alone or with others. Here’s your inside look at this fantastic product.

Guided by Innovation

SnapCab got its start because of our focus on innovation with elevator paneling systems. Our systems cut down the time to install new elevator interiors from several days to just one. These simple systems are easy to install, with only a few tools necessary.

We used that same dedication to innovation to develop our Pods. These small, mobile offices are like nothing else of their kind. They are on wheels, so you can rearrange them in your space as you need to get the most out of your office.

We always keep our customers and other relationships in mind when developing and improving our products. Our goal is to never stop improving our products because we know we can continue to update the design.

Innovation Matched with Simplification

The main benefit of all our products, besides their high quality, is the simplicity in their design and installation. Even after they are installed, their various design and customization options let you find the perfect Pods for your office space.

Each Pod offers optional seating and desk space. You can select different wall panel colors and easily hang up other items inside the Pods. The possibilities are endless with personalizing your Pod.

The Pods also have excellent sound-canceling features. There are sound-absorbing panels on the ceiling and a seal on the doors to further block sounds from coming in or going out. Whether you work better in a quiet environment or need privacy for phone calls or meetings, the Pods are perfect places to go.

The Pod Production Process

We have a streamlined process to produce our amazing Pods. We build them in a few steps and quickly get them ready to ship out.

First, the panels of the Pods get pressed with a laminate to achieve the strength they need to block noise. After pressing, we cut the panels to size and put them through a shaping and drilling machine to ensure they meet exact measurements.

Finally, we hinge the glass door and assemble the Pod. Our expert wrapping and packaging ensure the Pod is safe during transport, and then it’s on its way to your business. When it arrives, you only need to complete the simple assembly, plug it in, and then it’s ready for use.

If you think our Pods will make your office space a more productive and efficient place, check out our different Pod options today to get started.

Video Transcript

Where does innovation come from?

More often than not, it usually stems from a need or a problem that requires a solution.

This is what inspires the engineers, technicians and construction personal at SnapCab.

Having conquered the worlds of elevator interiors and multimedia walls, they’ve set their sights on the open workspace environment where privacy is hard to come by.

And the SnapCab pod can provide a solution.

And as much as the folks at SnapCab pride themselves on innovation, it might be their focus on simplification that sets them apart from the competition.

Hi, I’m Glenn Bostock, CEO and founder of SnapCab.

In 1983, we started a woodworking shop in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Myself and some other college buddies rented a barn, and we started building custom cabinet work.

Pretty soon, we outgrew the barn and we came up with a systematic way to remodel elevators.

It reduced the installation time for elevator mechanics from four days down to one day.

 In 2016, we were approached by a major open office company looking for a way to bring privacy into their open office.

They were looking at our elevator cabs and realized - hey, you guys very nearly have a phone booth here.

If only you could just panel the outside and put some doors on these things.

Apparently, there’s a privacy crisis, with all of these open offices.

People can’t think or focus.

They need small conference rooms where they can collaborate and have private conversations.

 It took one year to develop a prototype.

We went to market and we actually won an award at NeoCon for best of show in that category.

Alright, here’s where the action happens, out on the factory floor.

This is also where I keep my office.

But, before this turns into a pod, a lot of work has to happen to it.

And we’re going to take you through the whole manufacturing process.

And here we have Kyle, my production manager, and he’s going to take you around.

Kyle –

Thanks Glenn.

I’ll show you how to make the pod.

Welcome to the first stage of pod manufacturing.

Panel production.

What we do first, is we place large sheets of flake into our glue and press machine, and press them with any type of laminate that you might see on the outside of a pod.

Once the panels are pressed, they get cut to size on the beam saw.

Once the panels are cut to size, they’re then placed through the shaping and drilling machine.

 So, once the panels are completed, then the glass door is hinged, and brought to the final assembly cell – where the pod is fully assembled.

Once the pod is finished assembly, it’s then brought over to the packaging cell where it’s wrapped and packed.

You thought that orbital wrapper was cool, well now check out our robo-wrapper, ‘Pac-man.’

My favorite thing is how we actually build a pod.

It has a panel on the outside and one on the inside.

You can hang anything you want, you can put anything in there.

You can personalize it and customize it as much as you want.

We have people installing monitors, projectors, anything.

The pod is the only pod in the industry that actually has casters and wheels.

It makes it super easy for you to just put it in place and start using it.

My name is Corinna Mossberg, I’m the president of SnapCab.

 I used to work for one of the major elevator companies where SnapCab was a fantastic supplier.

We’re always promoting being kind, being authentic, being useful and creating value for others – whether it be customers, employees, or any other stakeholders.

The executives at BrandStar, the production company behind inside the blueprint, were so blown away by the pods – they ordered one for themselves.

Corinna, nice to see you again.

Nice to see you again.

Hey, Aaron.

Nice to see you again.

Hey, as promised, here is your SnapCab Pod.

But this is not what you ordered.

Okay.

This is SnapCab Pod 2.0.

This has all kinds of features, that are just coming out on the market now.

Nice, well you know it, I want to dedicate this pod to one of my special producers.

I’m going to have her come down and take a look at it.

Nice.

Can you come down for a second? I want to show you something.

Sure, I’ll be right down. Okay.

I know you’ve been working really, really hard – and I know sometimes you need some privacy with your own phone calls and stuff, so we got you this great new SnapCab that is going to be dedicated to you.

For me?

So, it’s going to be Brittany’s pod.

Oh my God, that’s incredible.

Come in, let’s check it out.

Incredible, oh my goodness.

That’s where Scooby’s been.

This is amazing.

It’s nice right?

It’s really nice.

This pod has corning glass on the whiteboard.

Also, there’s acoustic sound absorbing panels.

Check out this door.

This has a triple seal that really blocks the sound.

 So, what gets me up in the morning is really working with the team that I work with.

 We have people that love working together, collaborating, to use our God-given talents to do something useful to benefit other people.

And I feel like my time is really well spent here at SnapCab.

For more information about the SnapCab pod, please visit us at SnapCab.com.

expensive and dependent on your local talent.

With Gorilla Glass, we haven’t even scratched the surface of possibilities.