Why use Modular for Permanent School Buildings?
COST SAVINGS: Studies show that modular construction for permanent buildings is a cost-effective solution which reduces variability in the work and control the costs of construction. While price is generally comparable to stick-built, off site construction adds predictability, and reduces change orders, while increasing speed to completion.
TIME SAVINGS: The modular construction method allows for an accelerated time frame and faster occupancy for schools and businesses that need space, fast. With the efficiency and time savings afforded by modular construction, the total time from conception to completion of a new building can be as little as six months.
QUALITY: Studies show that prefabricated components used in permanent building construction are built to specific tolerances, in a controlled environment, outside of the rain and weather, and built by repetitive teams of skilled laborers. Modular places emphasis on using pre-designed elements that are repetitively built, reducing variability in the work.
ENVIRONMENT: Studies prove that modular construction is inherently green and environmentally friendly due to the nature of procurement of materials in bulk, re use of construction waste in the factory and has a far lesser impact on the surrounding environment at the site, with construction time on site being greatly reduced
HEALTH: Design features such as mold-resistant dry wall, improved ventilation systems, and natural lighting will be incorporated by a design team in the permanent modular process. The modular process is an alternative to conventional construction, with no sacrifices or short cuts to meeting the goals of a healthy environment , required to reduce allergies and maximize occupant health.
PERFORMANCE: Studies have proven that the quality of a learning space can directly impact student performance. A high performance schools can and will have a real and measurable effect on a student’s education.
INNOVATION: Off-site construction is an innovative and modern alternative to the old way of constructing schools and other buildings. Today’s modular professionals and trade partners utilize the most advanced methods of design and construction, seeking a merger of design and construction disciplines.
CUSTOMIZABLE: Modular buildings can, when designed for movability or adaptability are more flexible than traditional brick and mortar buildings.