The Case For Modular Construction
What is modular construction? Like traditional methods of construction the end result is a completed structure, building or add on, but it is often accomplished much more quickly and efficiently. Let’s not forgot that modular construction is known for being “green” and offering some great tax advantages. Modular construction can be used to construct anything from new homes to hospitals to classrooms.
So how does modular construction work? Walls and other major construction pieces are made off site in factory. Many walls feature channels for electrical wiring or they may come pre-wired. Additionally, most modular walls can easily accommodate a host of window and door options, and there are often a wide variety of finishes and colors that are available. Because of the heavy construction is done off site, onsite assembly is often completed 20% – 40% faster than traditional construction.
Green seems to be the popular way to do things nowadays, and the modular option doesn’t disappoint. The materials modular walls are made out of generally weigh less than traditional materials like concrete blocks, lumber, and drywall. This translates to a lower transportation cost and smaller carbon foot print. Because much of the heavy construction is done off site, on site construction generates minimal waste on site and virtually no head aches.
Modular construction offers some unique flexibility not often found with traditional “stick built” methods. Modular offers the freedom to expand, move, or add on to your project quite easily. On top of all that there are some great tax advantages associated with modular construction.
Should you use modular for your next project? Each project is different and comes with its own set of challenges. Modular construction offers a ton of great benefits including reduced time and costs on design, engineering, and construction.