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Construction Technology | March 30th, 2012

Building Modular Streamlines Construction Processes

One of the primary benefits of modular construction is the streamlined construction process. The Modular Building Institute estimates that occupancy of a modularly constructed building occurs 50 percent faster than with conventional construction methods.

How does this happen?

  • Site permits can be pulled and site preparation work can be occurring at the same time as the modules are being constructed in the factory. This allows for much earlier building occupancies, much shorter overall construction time lines and some financial savings in labor and supervision costs.
  • Unique to modular construction is the factory’s ability to construct a building’s floors, ceilings, walls – all simultaneously. On site construction forces the builder to construct the home one phase at a time.
  • Traditional building sequences require designers, engineers and contractors. These individuals are often working for different firms, and sometimes without much collaboration. Modular building eliminates this productivity issue.
  • Also unique to the modular construction industry, modules are being built indoors, no matter the weather conditions. This is vastly superior to on site building, which is subject to weather delays.

Dependability and few deviations from scheduling – knowing exactly when a project will be completed – is a major benefit of modular construction methods.

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