If quick turnaround and reduced construction scheduling is critical to your project’s success, modular construction has significant advantages over conventional site built methodology.
Some modular buildings can be built in as little as 60 to 90 days. Furthermore, prefabricated buildings are built in manufacturing plants, so construction is never delayed by weather conditions and always occurs within a set time frame. Site preparation can take place while the modules are being constructed so you’ll be up and running faster than ever.
The Modular Building Institute suggests, in their 2011 Annual Report, that modular construction times are often half that of conventional, site-built construction, depending on the level of customization required. Most modules leave the factory 60-90% complete with wiring, plumbing, structural and mechanical systems inspected and approved prior to arriving at the site.
One great example of the significant timeliness advantages of using modular components is the proposed ‘Sky City’, a 220 storey project in China. The Chinese company, Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), aims to smash the record for the world’s tallest building AND construct it in a mere 90 days. BSB has already set a reputation for themselves by building a 30 storey hotel in 360 hours (15 days) by using pre-fab components. 95% of the new building, Sky City, will be constructed in the factory before the construction team even breaks ground, allowing the pre-finished pieces to be assembled much more quickly. To learn more about this amazing project, or to watch the time lapse video of BSB’s hotel project, just click on the link below.