Modular buildings are built to meet the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities, so how can the quality be better? For one, the modules are constructed in the factory which allows for a dry, secure environment as well as improved safety and security. The standardization in the factory process also allows for quality control as each component is inspected at every phase of construction. These factors, joined with the buildings or modules designed to be transported and crane set, means that genrally modular buildings are constructed with a high quality than conventional stick-built buildings.
With approximately 80% construction being completed in the factory, modular construction eliminates many site related delays, such as weather, that can come with conventional construction. The site is prepared while the building is being manufactured off-site, giving the ability to have a reliable and set time frame as well as a quicker installation. This gets clients into their new building more quickly than conventional construction.
Modular buildings can save money due to the nature of the manufacturing process and the reduced labor and material cost savings that comes with it. The buildings are manufactured in a secure environment that is unaffected by weather delays, and then the modules are easily transported to be installed on the site. This results in fewer change orders, faster installation, and earlier occupancy. Earlier occupancy then improves cash flow and the ROI of the building. The flexibility in modular construction also allows for flexibility in financing options including outright purchase, leasing, and buy-back options.
This leads us to the flexibility and innovation that modular construction can offer. Modular construction offers both temporary and permanent modular building solutions. Temporary buildings give clients the option to easily relocate the buildings or return for reuse. Also, whether temporary or permanent, modular buildings offer the option to easily expand for future requirements, even with adding a second story. Worried that your stick built design cannot be built with modular? Almost all stick-built designs can be applied to utilize the innovative aspects of modular construction. This makes modular buildings great for education, commercial, healthcare, and government applications.
As more and more clients are looking for sustainability in their designs, modular construction is an inherently natural fit. Manufacturing modular buildings in a controlled environment minimizes material purchases and waste. This, combined with improved quality control and less on-site disturbance, promotes sustainability in all industry applications. For more details on the sustainability of modular, download our white paper Modular Construction: Reduce and Reuse, and Inherently Greener Construction Process.
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