5 Things You May Not Know About Modular Construction
First of all, what is Modular construction? The word “modular” simply means that modules are employed as the basis of design or construction. Instead of assembling a building board by board on the construction site, modules (large sections) are created off site and then assembled in place on the construction site.
You can think of it as having Lego pieces that may be different on their own, but when assembled they fit perfectly together and create something new. Similar to Legos, the modular building process also allows for seamless building expansion for future growth. Due to their unique design a single-story building can be effortlessly and efficiently converted into a multi-story building.
The main sectors of application of modular construction are private housing, social housing, apartments, educational buildings, health sector buildings, shelter housing, hotels, worker housing, and mixed-use buildings. With the benefits of modular building becoming widely known, it is no wonder that modular building is becoming the popular choice for new construction all over the world.
It is estimated that more than 80% of contractors are now using a form of off-site construction methods. This reflects the confidence contractors have in the process and anticipated growth of the modular construction market. Though the modular market has been steadily growing there are a few common misconceptions that are still floating around. Here are 5 things you may not know about Modular Construction.
Now that you are armed with the facts and can see the benefits of building modular, we encourage you to give us a call and see what Avon Modular can do for you.
We know that thinking outside the box by incorporating a new process into big projects can be challenging. However, we want you to feel confident in the process and are with you every step of the way. Your team at Avon Modular strives to treat each project as if it were our own personal project while providing you the finest customer service and a quality product that would make any owner or company proud. If you have any question, or just want to learn more, please reach out to us, we are happy to help.
1. Like stated previously, most of the construction happens off-site. While traditional buildings require mostly on-site construction, modular buildings are constructed in modules off site and assembled in large pieces on-site. In some instances, the main construction of your modular building could be built thousands of miles away and shipped to you and placed on the job site for completion.
2. Modular constructed buildings are “real” property. Many people confuse a modular building with a mobile home. This is not the case. Modular constructed buildings are the same as conventional constructed building, it is only the process of building that is different.
3. Building modular is faster. While traditional construction methods can take months or longer to complete a building, most modular buildings can be built in a matter of weeks, depending on construction crew, weather, design, and budget. This is because while on-site preparations are being made the construction of the building itself can already begin at an off-site location, allowing for tandem operations instead of waiting for one to be completed to start the next.
4. Modular buildings are customizable. It is often assumed that modular buildings are a one size fits all and that is certainly not the case. Everything from the exterior to the interior fixtures can be customized to fit your taste and needs.
5. You can go “Green” with modular construction. Because of their prefabricated components, builders are able to eliminate extensive waste. This helps save tons of resources, including fossil fuels. According to a recent UK study, up to a 90% reduction in materials can be achieved with a modular building. If you are looking to get your building certified in a green program, a modular building is a step in the right direction.