Modular construction is leading the way in innovation in the industry. With increasing concerns about the impact of building on the environment and an urgent requirement for more housing stock, it’s no surprise that modular buildings are becoming increasingly popular. In this blog we look at just some of the benefits this method of construction offers.
Modular construction projects can be completed up to 70% quicker than those that use traditional construction methods. The production of modules in a factory prevents delays caused by changeable weather conditions. It also allows builders to work in a controlled environment, using repetitive techniques with convenient tools and equipment.
Since modules are constructed off-site and transported to site for assembly, 80% of the building activity takes place away from the site location, so there’s minimal disturbance to the surrounding businesses and residents.
Modular construction is an extremely cost-effective option. As it is based on a repetitive production process, it uses precise quantities of lumber and materials, making it easier to plan and buy. It also reduces onsite manpower and often avoids architects’ fees.
Built to last
Modular structures are distinctly hard-wearing. All the materials used in manufacture are highly durable, not least because they need to be strong enough to withstand transportation to site as well as the handling involved in their assembly. They are also exceptionally energy-efficient, being almost airtight. All of which means modern modular buildings are built to last.
Modular construction is a sustainable process, leading the market with the use of recycled and eco-friendly materials. Taking advantage of repetitive production, it uses less energy compared to traditional construction. There’s also less waste produced, making this method hugely favourable for the environment.
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