Prefabricated and modular construction projects have been growing in popularity. While there are a variety of reasons for this, the primary ones include reduced construction time and energy consumption as well as reduced materials waste. Furthermore, these types of projects are versatile and can either be permanent or relocatable.
Popular Prefabricated and Modular Construction Projects
Commercial applications for specific types of prefabricated and/or modular construction projects were popular during 2011. The results of a survey showed the following applications:
- Healthcare facilities: 49%
- Dormitories and other college campus buildings: 42%
- Manufacturing facilities: 42%
Prefabricated and/or modular construction processes have been utilized for some projects by the following industry professionals:
- Engineers: 90%
- Contractors: 84%
- Architects: 76%
The Benefits of Prefabricated and Modular Construction
Modular constructions tend to cost less than traditional building projects. According to a Building Industry Association of Philadelphia report, construction costs can be reduced by nine percent to 20%. The United Kingdom’s Waste and Resources Action Programme reported that materials waste can be reduced by as much as 90%. This is because traditional building materials such as bricks, cardboard, cement, concrete, plasterboard, shrink wrap, timber, and wood pallets aren’t used to the same extent if at all.
A large percentage of prefabricated construction takes place in either a warehouse or a factory. This amounts to between 60% to 90% of these types of projects. Given this, projects tend to be completed in a shorter period of time. As a result, the overall costs of construction are reduced.
Less energy is needed when constructing modular buildings. Recent data indicates that these types of projects use roughly 67% less energy than traditional construction methods. It’s also important to note that the buildings’ occupants will experience reduced energy costs as well.
Learn More About Modular Warehouse Offices and Other Projects
If you’re interested in having modular warehouse offices constructed, you can learn more when you speak with a representative. In addition to modular warehouse offices, you may be considering portable office walls or partitions to delineate your warehouse or other spaces. Once you consult with a representative, you will be able to discuss your specifications and begin the process.