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What exactly is modular construction? It is a process that constructs a building off-site under controlled plant conditions. It uses the same materials, is designed to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities, but does so in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that, when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated traditionally built facility.
Structurally, modular buildings are generally stronger than conventional construction because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the buildings modules become one integral wall, floor and roof assembly.
Building off-site ensures better construction quality management. Materials that are delivered to the plant location are safely and securely stored in the manufacturer’s warehouse to prevent damage or deterioration from weather conditions. Manufacturing plants have stringent QA/QC programs with independent inspection and testing protocols that promote superior quality of construction every step of the way.