Top 3 Reasons to Choose Modular Construction After COVID-19 Pandemic
Permanent, Temporary or Relocatable Modular Building Solutions offer advantages during this unprecedented time
Reduced Time Frame for Completion of Building Infrastructure
The main advantage of the modular building process is that the overall construction time is significantly shorter than a standard site-built structure. Building fabrication and site work proceed concurrently, thus reducing the project timeline when compared to a “stick-built” project by as much as 50%. It is possible that modules can continue being built off-site in a factory-controlled environment during quarantine mandates. Once these mandates are lifted, modules can be ready to ship to the site.
Social Distance – Avoid Resurgence of COVID—19: Keeping people off the construction site
- Traditional construction methods may be limited immediately after the outbreak, since many workers must interact at project sites.
- The government will gradually lift the social distancing measures to help control the outbreak. This may affect the number of subcontractors allowed on job sites which could slow down over all progress.
- Compared to conventional building methods, modular building solutions minimize time on the site, reduce the number of deliveries and are virtually unaffected by weather conditions. Importantly, for a site where disruptions must be kept to a minimum, the modular building process creates less noise and interference to the daily operation of the site and its occupants.
A reduction in building costs, time, and onsite disruption are just some of the benefits that have made modular buildings a popular option for organizations looking to extend their facilities on a temporary or permanent basis. However, while these advantages are well known, the design options of modular buildings are not. Finished modular buildings – whether offices, classrooms, schools, clinics/healthcare facilities, churches and others – may consist of a single module or numerous modules. They may be combined with traditionally constructed elements for a hybrid approach that offers the best of both modular and traditional.
- Relocatability of Facilities: Buildings are designed and constructed for efficient secondary relocation, without significant structural modifications.
- Turnkey Solutions: Modular companies provide design, engineering, construction delivery and set up, on time and on budget. Modules can arrive furnished and ready-to-use upon installation.
- Global Reach: The modular industry is well-represented and can provide facilities anywhere in the world.
- Design: If it can be built, it can be incorporated into a modular building project. Design elements include aesthetic options such as a specialized siding (including brick, glass, or steel), entrance canopies, and modified roof lines.
- MEP Engineering: Additionally, the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of modular buildings can be specialized to meet any requirement.
With an extensive and versatile range of external and internal design elements available in modular construction, IMS can create appealing permanent or portable modular buildings that can be purpose designed to match not only a project’s budget and schedule objectives, but also the desired aesthetics.