Last night you were finishing up a day of baking your Christmas houskas, a Czech braided almond bread with dried cranberries, when you heard a huge crash that seemed to occur right next to you. Your husband was in the living room and he asked what it was, but you did not know. It was almost like a small explosion, and it made you jump so you started looking all over the kitchen and in the pantry, and you even opened the back door to check on the dog and to be sure something had not happened on the deck. Nothing was out of the ordinary on the deck or with your dog. You then opened the dishwasher, and you discovered the spring had popped on the dishwasher door. An answer to the mystery of the noise you heard. It was almost like when a spring breaks on a garage door, which you experienced last year the week before Christmas.
You ran a load of dishes after this incident, and it is evident that the dishwasher still works. Unfortunately, the door is heavy now, and you either have to have it open all the way or closed all the way. So I guess we are going shopping at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Merry Christmas, right? It is not the best present you have ever purchased, but it is important to keep this small bump in the road in perspective.
Many Businesses Are Spending Resources to Create New and Safer Spaces
Just as many home owners find themselves buying less than fun gifts this holiday season, it is possible that many businesses are also having to make financial investments in ways that they might otherwise have not expected. But the creation of in plant offices and the installation of warehouse partitioning systems is necessary in many places as businesses are looking for a safer and more effective way to continue their work. With the installation of in plant offices and modular warehouse offices, there are many ways that businesses are able to continue meeting their production goals while still protecting their employees.
Almost the entire year of 2020 has involved major transitions for both families and businesses. From home owners that have had to wait longer than expected for a kitchen appliance or for companies that are having to install new kinds of in plant offices and other modifications in an effort to make sure that they are more efficiently using the space they have while also staying safe.
Consider some fo these facts and figures about the many ways that in plant offices and other kinds of modular renovations have helped many kinds of businesses in the past, even before they were necessitated by the pandemic:
- Since 60% to 90% of all prefabricated construction occurs in a warehouse or factory, projects can be completed much faster when using these methods. In many ways the construction of modular and in plant spaces are also much more affordable.
- As many as 90% of engineers, 84% of contractors, and 76% of architects use prefabricated and modular construction processes on at least some of the projects they complete.
- Outside of the uses in warehouse spaces, modular construction is becoming increasingly popular for hotels. For example, Marriott International recently pledged to construct 13% of its North American developments using modular materials in the year 2017.
- In the year 2011 alone, prefabricated and modular construction was particularly popular for certain commercial applications. In fact, 49% of respondents used these processes for healthcare facilities, 42% used them for dormitories and other college buildings, and 42% used these methods to construct manufacturing facilities.
- Permanent and relocatable are the two main types of modular construction that are available.
- Modular methods allow for speedier construction times while still maintaining the demanded levels of quality. One particular exampleChinese modular construction company recently built a 57-story building in just 19 days.
- In a recent cost analysis report by the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia there are estimates that going modular can reduce construction cost by anywhere from 9% to 20%.
- In addition to providing newer, safer, and easier to clean environments, modular constructions also reduce energy consumption during the building process by as much as 67% and reduces energy costs later on for future occupants./li>