permanent modular construction at MIT

Traditional Construction vs. Modular Construction

The construction industry is ripe for innovation. Prefabricated buildings, which are built in a factory in an efficient lean environment offer the key to the paradigm shift. Take more labor offsite and bring it into a controlled factory environment. When you look at traditional construction vs. modular construction, modular construction compare favorably. 

The traditional construction model is inefficient. Owners are losing money on projects, architects and engineers are not seeing the quality of workmanship improve and contractors are bearing a great deal of financial burden and risk in the process. The lack of productivity and inefficiencies present in the construction industry today become a great cost to all stakeholders. 

Modular construction presents a logical alternative to site-built methods that not only reduces inefficiencies but offers numerous advantages beyond that.