Modular Gains Momentum

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Modular Building

For many years, modular construction has struggled with a perception problem.  I’m happy to report there’s growing awareness of the benefits of modular construction and it’s gaining momentum. Our industry trade group, the Modular Building Institute along with Sage Policy Group, track permanent modular construction and their data show the value of permanent modular construction projects grew from $3.8 billion … Read More

Triumph introduces the Modular Makerspace: coming to a school near you!

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MakerSpace Interior

Introducing the “Triumph Modular Makerspace” The Movable Modular Makerspace can be delivered, setup and ready to support STEM programs within a matter of weeks.  The Modular Makerspace  is pre-designed, pre-engineered and pre-costed to provide movable workspaces, instruction zones, shelving for equipment and storage typical of a state of the art “maker” environment. Write-on walls, LED lighting, plenty of natural light, durable floor … Read More

Virtual Walkthrough – Using VR to “See” Modular Buildings Before They’re Built

Rusty WilliamsArchitects, Industry Insights, Modular Construction, Video0 Comments

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Virtual Reality, or VR, is making it possible to walk through modular buildings before they’re built.  Prior to now, two-dimensional architectural drawings were the best way to get a sense of how a new building will look — how rooms, doors, furniture, windows and appliances all fit into the space. But most humans learn best through direct experience and there … Read More

Modular Micro Hospitals: Why Small is Big in Healthcare

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Micro hospitals and regional Urgent Care Centers are a growing trend in healthcare. A recent article in Business Insider stated that there are now over 10,000 regional UCCs with the market growing at over 4% per year. The primary factor behind this trend is convenience. It’s much easier for patients suffering from cold, flu, and non-life-threatening conditions to get immediate … Read More

Pyeongchang Olympic Media Residence Modular Hotel

Linda BeeIndustry Insights, Multi-unit Modular, Uncategorized0 Comments

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Olympic Media Residence Modular Hotel The 2018 games are underway in Pyeongchang.  It was a formidable challenge to create facilities and accommodations for nearly three thousand athletes and over three million spectators.  To meet this challenge, the Olympic organizers in South Korea used modular construction to create a modular hotel. Leveraging the benefits of off-site construction To be reused in … Read More

How “Hybrid” Modular Buildings Address Changing Space Needs

Rusty WilliamsIndustry Insights, Temporary Modular, Uncategorized0 Comments

crystal springs refurbished modular classroom

Modular buildings have sometimes been referred to as Hybrids.   Modular buildings have done a nice job particularly in recent years addressing quickly changing needs for space.  Investments in land and “brick n mortar” are under greater scrutiny today because rapidly-changing technology is driving the need for more flexible facilities. Planners are embracing a “hybrid” approach where construction projects start with … Read More

Modular API – The Importance of Architecturally Planned Integration

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volumetric modular construction

Architecturally Planned Integration for Modular Construction The expertise of architects extends well beyond appearance. The plans and drawings must take into account complex and mostly unseen systems for heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical in addition to the visible design. With volumetric modular construction, up to 90% of the construction takes place off site.  The modules arrive with most of the systems … Read More

What’s Ahead for Off-Site Construction in 2018

Rusty WilliamsIndustry Insights, Modular Building1 Comment

What trends should you watch for in 2018?  Will the use of modular and other forms of off-site construction grow in the year ahead?  In order to answer these questions we spoke with Ryan Smith, Director of Integrated Technology and Architecture at the University of Utah.  He is  author of several books including Prefab Architecture and co-editor of Building Systems. … Read More

Modular in a Minute (Video)

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Can an hour-long presentation be distilled into a one minute video? That’s the challenge that we gave ourselves with this week’s post. Brevity is hard.  To paraphrase a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill (or Woodrow Wilson depending on whom you ask), “if you want me to talk for an hour, I can do it right now.  If want me … Read More

Renewed and refreshed coming out of ABX…

Glenn CortArchitects, Modular Building, News, Uncategorized0 Comments

Renewed and refreshed coming out of ABX/Greenbuild – spurs an idea . . . We had a great reception at Del Frisco’s where we connected more personally with old friends and new.   We had a ton of visitors and it felt like all were relaxed and being themselves.   Building construction and maintenance is complex territory, successful outcomes  require healthy teams … Read More