Modular construction is gaining popularity around the world! While it is now the construction method preferred by many for its improved efficiencies over site building, it is certainly not a new construction method. It has been around for centuries. This blog is part (3) of the series; blog (1) referenced documented examples of prefab/modular construction pre-1900; blog (2) referenced the popularity of the kit homes in the early 1900’s
Modular construction enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1950’s and 1960’s in the United States, expanding from home building applications to commercial applications (schools, businesses and hospitals) (1).