Modular buildings are fast becoming the construction method of choice for the ultimate in fast, cost-effective and efficient construction.
Among some of the basic benefits of modular construction buildings are that modular construction decreases design and construction time by up to 50%, with fewer change orders, earlier occupancy and improved cash flow. Permanent Modular Construction “PMC” are 60% to 90% completed in a factory-controlled environment, and transported and assembled at the final building site. With a controlled manufacturing environment, modular construction has fewer weather delays or damage than traditional construction. Produced in one-fifth the time and at half the cost of site-built homes, manufactured housing assembled in a controlled, factory environment uses fewer materials and generates 35%-40% less waste than comparable site-built units. Delivery times will vary depending on the needs of the project, but a modular building can be built and delivered in as quickly as 12 weeks. Some modular homes can be built in the factory in as little as 1-2 weeks. With benefits like these, looking into a modular construction building for your next construction project may be well worth the research put in. Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the benefits of modular construction buildings over traditional construction.
– Speed of the construction project: With portable building companies/modular construction buildings, the speed of the project generally runs 30% to 50% faster than traditional construction methods would allow. By choosing to build modular, the indoor construction process can take place alongside site and foundations work and there’s no need to worry about weather delays or setbacks due to outdoor exposure and damage.
– Offsite construction: Modular construction buildings are constructed offsite and brought to the site of the desired building in flat-packed panels. Building off-site is transforming the construction process for businesses, schools, churches and homes, ensuring better construction quality management and less disruption at the site of the construction. With these finished portable buildings being constructed offsite and put together in a short period of time at the building site, there’s little to no disturbances while the build is underway.
– Minimal impact on school, business, church, etc.: And with the offsite construction up to 80% of the build, removing the construction activity away from the actual site location allows you to keep your school or business running smoothly with minimal impact and disruption.
– Eco-friendly materials used: Produced in one-fifth the time and at half the cost of site-built homes, manufactured housing assembled in a controlled, factory environment uses fewer materials and generates 35%-40% less waste than comparable site-built units.
– Cost–effective: Modular constructions are very cost-effective, with flexible payment options available and a shorter construction time. However it should be noted that electrical, plumbing and duct work are often not factored into the initial pricing, so your final cost may be 20 percent more than the builder’s quote.
– Design appeal: Thanks to innovative and practical design, using the best quality sustainable building materials, modular constructions are an extremely attractive addition to your school, business or residential property. Many contractors use stained woods or metals for these portable buildings, adding a futuristic/visual appeal for the building site.
– Durable material used: Modular construction buildings are constructed with the most durable building materials to ensure that your portable building is there to last. The materials used for internal walls improve sound insulation and fire-proofing, and modular construction buildings are extremely airtight which allows for higher energy efficiency.
There are a growing number of construction companies turning to modular construction to get the job done. In fact, according to FMI’s Prefab and Modular Construction Survey, 35% of contractors in the U.S. are implementing modular construction in the design phase of the building process. And nearly 40% of the contractors surveyed said that modular construction is a growing part of their companies as well as part of their future strategic construction initiatives. These builders are able to work in the same controlled space with all tools at their disposal. This leads to better built structures and quality standards. For your next commercial project, consider the time and cost-saving initiatives behind modular construction buildings.