Modular constructions are quite a new concepts and a lot of people may understand it with ambiguity and misconceptions.
But what exactly are modular buildings?
Basically, modular buildings are pre-fabricated structures that are manufactured off-site, preferably in a plant and then delivered to a customer in modular sections. The word “pre-fabricated” may lead to the ideas of poor quality or something than might be akin to a marquee. Truth is that, modular buildings are generally stronger than any other constructions. Unlike what many people thought, each module in a modular building are specifically designed and engineered to independently withstand the pressure and rigors of transportation and craning.
Furthermore, each module is manufactured under better construction quality management. And in contrary to other traditional construction practices, each module is manufactured by a manufacturing plant with QA/QC programs which inspect and test protocols to ensure and improve superior quality of any construction. Plus, modular building structures are cost-effective, durable and relocatable.
Advantages Of Modular Constructions
Modular constructions are an effective building solutions and it has been used widely by the construction industry over the years. Modular constructions can be used in commercial, residential and industrial projects and as mentioned above, it provides great quality control.
Modular construction method is used to control every aspects of production to ensure that every buildings, whether for residential, commercial or industrial buildings meets the highest possible standards.
There are several advantages of using modular construction. Let’s take a look at some of them.
When using modular constructions is will be easier to plan the whole process and they will be fewer changes in orders. Each detail and specifications in every module are carefully reviewed before, during and after the manufacturing process.
Modular constructions can increase energetic efficiency of the building and it promotes better indoor quality as it reduces gaps on buildings that regulates tightness of the constructions.
When it comes to quality of the building, you can be assured of the superior quality in modular buildings. The modular building process has undergone superior quality control. Each module and component is inspected by third-party inspectors and it needs to comply with precise specifications and codes.
Perhaps, this is one of the most well-known benefits of modular constructions. In this kind of constructions, there would be increase in speed in the overall job constructions. Buildings can be constructed in less time than other construction methods. With modular constructions, the whole construction time can be decreased by up to 50%.
It is perhaps obvious on how modular constructions can be cost-effective. It has fewer labor and lesser material cost unlike other methods. Also, speedy construction can also reduce the expenditure in interest and lower general conditions and since the building is energy efficient, you can have more savings when it is completed.
There are a lot of technological advances that can be attached or embedded to modular buildings that can produce accurate inventory control and installation of modules.
Modular buildings and constructions may seem to be a new concept but this new concept is surely a sustainable, innovative and more efficient process of construction that more people can benefit from.