Why Going Modular Means Being Greener, Smarter, And Faster
Modular construction is a process involving the construction of a building off-site, under well-regulated factory settings, and through the deployment of the same materials and the designing codes and standards that are used to build facilities in the conventional way. Interestingly, the buildings that are built in “modules” demand a lesser construction time commitment compared to what it normally takes to construct buildings in the traditional way and are normally stronger than conventional buildings as each module is engineered to withstand the effects of transportation and assembly. Once the modules are brought together and fixed, they serve as one unified wall, floor, and roof assemblage.
When a building is constructed off-site, it facilitates better construction quality management. Materials that are used to create modular buildings are kept secured in the manufacturer’s warehouse which protects them from moisture as well as element-induced damage. In addition to this, modular building manufacturers adhere to stringent quality assurance and quality control programs that promote superior construction quality. Modular buildings introduce you to a greener way of life.
Modular construction generates less waste and reduces on-site traffic that might have disturbed normal on-site activities. Modular buildings can be reused and the modules can be relocated and refurbished for new use, which reduces the need for raw materials and energy that is needed to construct a building from scratch. When construction is handled in the factory, materials are recycled and the inventory is controlled to an optimal level, which, in turn, reduces wastage. The construction process ensures improved air quality as modular buildings are constructed with dry materials in a factory-controlled setting, which eliminates the probability of moisture-trap inside a new building.
The construction of modular buildings and the on-site foundation work go hand in hand, reducing the project completion time to a considerable extent. Because 60 to 90 percent of the construction is completed inside a factory, the risk of weather delays is eliminated. Moreover, modular construction is all about adhering to safer construction practices. The indoor construction environment promotes a safer construction setting, reducing the risks of accidents and the associated workers’ liabilities.
Besides functionality, modular construction assures endless design possibilities. Modular buildings can be designed to match the exterior look and feel of existing structures and once they are assembled, they may look completely indistinguishable from the traditionally-constructed buildings. With the modern construction world being highly passionate about devising ways to reduce environmental impacts, modular construction seems to be a sustainable alternative. Giving you reasons to feel good about your choice, modular buildings make your life greener and smarter.