Modular construction that uses the factory line process of production has come to change the way the world builds. More and more projects and construction company owners are opting for this new technology driven method of building. Both commercial and residential projects find prefab construction attractive. The system works equally well for temporary as well as permanent structure construction. It is also well suited to expansion and extension projects for existing structures.
Here are five major reasons for modular construction to be gaining in popularity.
1. Quality Control
Production and manufacture of modular prefabs adhere to very strict quality control standards. The factory manufactured units, blocks, sections and panels share uniformity of size, shape, and finish since they are molded from pre-designed casts.
Material used in the manufacturing are pre-decided to meet quality control standards and codes.
Off-site factory production shields these modular products from exposure to the elements and proper facilities for storing in favorable conditions eliminates chances of warping and other deformities. Consequently the products maintain their quality standards for longer period of time.
2. Stricter Timelines
This method of construction ensures that it is carried out simultaneously at the construction on-site and in manufacturing facilities off-site. This dual site construction speeds up the project work as time is utilized more effectively and efficiently.
The slag time needed for setting in traditional construction leads to stoppage of work for a few days or weeks. This slag time is also removed in prefab construction thereby further adding to possibility of adhering to stricter timeline.
Teams of workers involved in prefab construction have proper technologically sound tools at their disposal for production of prefab units. The factory line process of manufacture produces units and blocks swiftly and with greater accuracy and precision.
3. Lower Costs
Cost reduction is one of the major advantages modular construction work enjoys. Decrease in build time impacts cost factors positively by reducing labor cost. The use of precision designs ensures optimal procurement and utility of raw material for manufacturing prefabs. This further adds to cost saving benefits of prefab construction.
4. Reduction in Waste Material
The residual waste left behind in traditional construction methods is greatly reduced in prefab construction. Prefab units brought to the construction site are exact in quantity. This reduces wastage of blocks. Preplanning and pre-designing also adds to reducing wastage of material. Uniformity of units leads to multiple use of similar units.
5. Environmental Benefits
The factory line production process means less energy consumption when compared to traditional construction. Waste products of prefabs are reusable unlike traditional waste that has to be discarded. Unused blocks and units can be stored and used in other construction projects or recycled into new units. This reduces the amount of material from traditional construction that ends up as landfills. The dismantling of buildings that use prefabs leaves less debris thereby bringing down environmental pollution.
These five factors have helped the prefab construction industry to forge ahead and create new standards in the field of construction.