The modular construction industry has already grown by leaps and bounds, and more people are sitting up and paying attention. This is hardly surprising since modular construction has a lot of merits, including enhanced efficiency (both on-site and off-site), a faster and timelier process, and durability and flexibility, besides. More contractors and builders are also going for modular construction for these precise reasons. And if the experts are getting into it, so should you. Here are the top reasons why more experts are turning to modular construction: your top questions answered.
Better control over quality
More builders and contractors are opting for modular construction in their various projects because it gives them better control over the quality of their build. Unlike traditional construction where quality can take a backseat (and often does), modular construction is a tightly controlled process where quality and tolerances are priorities. The creation of a modular building or structure is done in a facility – an environment where guidelines can be properly followed and building regulations are strictly enforced. The materials used are also stored in the facility, which means that they are less likely to be affected by environmental factors such as lumber warping. The tools and the equipment used in the facility are also of higher quality and are more efficient. This means better quality, not only with the materials and equipment used but also with the overall result – the building or unit itself.
A faster building time
Since the facility or environment where the modular structure or building is constructed is tightly controlled, the team can work faster and more efficiently and produce a unit in a much faster time. The construction project will not be affected by weather, either, so builders and contractors can more quickly achieve their daily goals and prevent setbacks and delays which are quite common in traditional construction. This is another reason why modular construction has become more widely used in sectors such as the hospitality, medical, and educational sectors – today, the demand for rooms and extensions in these sectors is growing, hence the increase in modular classrooms and other building extensions.
Savings on cost
Modular construction is a much faster process compared to traditional construction since the structure is built in a facility. But aside from this, the cost of building is lowered due to the simple fact that modular construction takes a much shorter time, and the process of building is made even less wasteful when it comes to materials because precision equipment is used and more detailed, accurate designs can be followed. Materials are not wasted, unlike in traditional construction, as everything is measured down to the last detail and virtually all materials are optimised.
Benefits to the environment
More builders and contractors are aware of environmental policies today, and modular construction allows them to adhere to these policies and become more environmentally-friendly with their projects. The modular construction process makes use of less energy compared to traditional building and construction, and whatever waste produced is not thrown away but used and recycled. Also, modular construction allows for more energy-efficient buildings or structures – structures which can be readily equipped with other environmentally-friendly elements such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, wind turbines, and more.