Many leading construction companies are finding that off-site modular design is proving more effective and making their jobs easier… Modular design is growing in popularity as more construction companies embrace this time-saving, low cost alternative to traditional building methods. Modular construction occurs when parts of a building are constructed off-site, under controlled conditions. This process involves the same materials, designs, codes and standards that are used on building sites, but with the added benefit of half the construction time!
Each component that is separately built off-site is seamlessly incorporated into the rest of the building site, reflecting the sophisticated design intent and specifications, without compromise.
In fact, modular buildings tend to be structurally stronger than their conventionally constructed counterparts, adding to the magic of this approach. This is because each component must be independently engineered to withstand the impact of transportation and craning onto foundations.
A passerby would never be able to tell if a property has been built using modular design, since each module is joined together and sealed, to create one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.
Modular design also tends to guarantee higher quality construction management, since materials are safely stored in the manufacturer’s warehouse and protected from the elements that often prevail on construction sites, making a builder’s job more difficult (such as rain, heat and dust). Manufacturing plants also deploy strict independent inspection and testing protocols, which guarantees top quality at every stage of the project.
There are other benefits too. A huge amount of construction activity is removed from the site location, which reduces site disruption and traffic in a major way. This is particularly useful for schools, hospitals and busy businesses, which appreciate fewer construction hazards.
The construction of bathrooms is one area where modular design is really taking off and there’s huge demand for prefabricated modular elements, such as cabinet systems. The bathroom is one of the most complicated rooms in a building – demanding skills from different tradespeople (plumbers, electricians and tilers). Modular design provides the solution to this, by cutting down the number of labourers needed. Faster, high quality construction that goes hand in hand with reduced waste, construction traffic and transportation – what’s not to like about that? Modular design is definitely worth considering for your next building venture.
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