Temporary Modular Construction
Modular construction refers to a method of building a structure, rather than a description of the finished product. Modular buildings are typically built 60 to 90 percent “off-site” in a three-dimensional form, in a factory or manufacturing location, and then erected and assembled on site.
The Four Stages of Prefab Construction
- Design approval by the end user and any regulating authorities
- Assembly of module components in a controlled environment
- Transportation of modules to a final destination
- Erection of modular units to form a finished building
Shorter Overall Construction Period
While modules are being constructed in a factory, site work is occurring at the same time, therefore reducing labor, financing and supervision costs.
Unique to fabrication in the factory is the ability to simultaneously construct a building’s floors, walls, ceilings, rafters and roofs. During site-built construction, walls cannot be set until floors are in position, and ceilings and rafters cannot be added until walls are erected. On the other hand, with modern modular methods of construction, walls, floors, ceilings and rafters can be built at the same time as sub assemblies, and then brought together in the same factory to form a building module. The concurrent nature of modular construction projects, meaning that construction activities are taking place onsite while modules are fabricated in the factory can cut project schedule as much as by half of that of conventional, stick-built construction.
Built With Safety and Quality in Mind
Highly refined building techniques, quality manufacturing and third-party administered random inspections, are combined with testing and certification services for quality control and assure that modular buildings are built in strict accordance with appropriate local, state, and national regulations and codes. We would argue that due to the extra durability needed for transportation, factory-built buildings are built better than conventional structures.