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.
Modular is a Lean Process
Triumph is a Lean Company
The term lean means without waste or excess. It’s a perfect way to to describe the modular construction process. But beyond efficiencies inherent in offsite construction, Triumph has embraced Lean philosophies in all aspects of business including visual management, customer feedback and empowering all employees to identify ways to ensure the success of projects.
Lean principles are taught within the company and part of day-to-day activities. Triumph’s VP of Construction Services, Nick Masci, is a recognized leader in Lean management and offers some insights into how Triumph embraces Lean as part of its culture in the videos below.