Prefabricated and modular construction has gained popularity for commercial and medical construction projects. The speed and efficiency of construction, the high quality of the finished product, and the environmental benefits offer solid value for these types of builds.
Modular construction is a method of building where large sections of a structure are built in a factory and then transported to the construction site for assembly. Builders have used this type of construction for centuries, but today, due to technological advances and data supporting return on investment (ROI), it has become a go-to method of construction for many companies.
Benefits of Modular Construction
Here we present just a few of the benefits of modular construction:
Speed and efficiency
The speed at which modular construction projects can be completed ranks among the top benefits of this kind of structure. This minimizes lead times significantly. Traditional construction can take months or even years to complete, but skilled construction companies can build prefabricated and modular buildings in a fraction of the time. The components of the building are manufactured in a factory under controlled conditions, and the workers assemble them on site, often by fastening them with bolts or other specialized fasteners. This eliminates the need for weather delays and other disruptions, and it can also help to reduce costs.
The high quality of the finished product makes modular construction very attractive. The manufacturing facilities make the components of the building to exacting standards, and their consistency reduces risks of flaws and issues. Trained workers then assemble the panels using state-of-the-art equipment. This ensures that the building will have a sound and durable structure.
Prefabricated panels and modular construction allow for greater flexibility in design and layout. This can prove to help build projects that have complex or unusual requirements.
Prefabricated and modular construction also has several environmental benefits. Because the components of the building are manufactured in a factory, one can expect less waste generated on site. Additionally, some manufacturers produce prefabricated and modular buildings from recycled materials, which further reduces their environmental impact. Some materials also provide energy efficiency beyond some traditional construction methods.
Who uses modular construction?
Modular panels and other prefabricated construction elements may be used to build a variety of projects.
Commercial construction projects, such as office buildings, schools, and retail stores oftentimes use prefab or modular panels such as the examples found in this article. Teams like MRG Construction can build entire structures quickly and efficiently within days instead of weeks or months. Plus, clients can have their panels tailored to their specific needs including various textures or finishes.
Medical and institutional construction
You can find modular construction used on some institutional construction projects, such as schools, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. Contractors must build these structures to strict safety and security standards. Prefab and modular construction can help to ensure that these standards are met.
If you have a ground-up construction project, or you plan to build an addition to your business, make prefabricated and modular construction an option. MRG Construction Corp has the knowledge, skills, and experience to build your next prefab structure quickly, efficiently, on-time, and on budget with safety in mind always. Click the link below to contact us today!
In the images found here, a telehandler (commonly referred as a “Lull”) places modular walls for new Starbucks ground-up construction project. Workers can build entire structures – such as retail stores, restaurants, medical facilities, recreational facilities, and office buildings – in hours in some cases with consistent quality on which you can depend for stability, strength, and durability.