Save Your Time And Wallet With Modular Construction
Modular construction has been a popular avenue many individuals and companies take. Modular buildings are a lot like a puzzle, prefabricated pieces are built offsite and then delivered altogether or in separate pieces. But why bother investing in modular construction? Why not construct the building right at the site?
The Weather Is Nasty Business
Here is a scenario: your contract states you need to complete the construction of a building in two months. That does not seem so bad at first, however, what if several days of that two month time period are filled with rain, snow, sleet, pretty much everything nature can throw at you. And now you have to push the complete date back. With modular construction, this is not an issue. This is because modular buildings are built in pieces within another building, therefore, protecting its construction all the way to the end.
Saving Your Wallet And Time
Like mentioned before, weather can push a deadline way past schedule. Not only are buildings protected from the weather, but so are employees. Have you ever noticed oftentimes you do not see any big construction jobs during the winter? Imagine trying to wield a hammer when your fingers are numb. In a controlled environment where employees are kept in well heated and cooled buildings, construction of modular pieces can keep going, even in the winter.
Not only does this save you time, but also money, as little as 9 percent to as much as 20 percent on a project, in fact, according to a report from the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia. Without weather and seasons to hinder employees, they can keep moving and finish a job faster. In fact, a recently built 57-story building was constructed by a Chinese modular company in just 19 days.
Energy And Waste
Another benefit that keeps your wallet healthy is the cost of energy. All that energy used to construct buildings on site can be reduced by about 67 percent, as well as the occupants down the road.
Cement, bricks, timber, concrete, wood pallets, shrink wrap, cardboard, plasterboard; these are all examples of waste materials that are common in construction sites. Many of these however, you might have noticed are not very heavy. This means that the lighter materials can be swept up in the wind and carried off to various locations, causing waste to spread. Modular construction can reduce this waste by up to 90 percent, according to the UK-bases WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), by simply being in a controlled, closed off area.
An Invaluable Method
Modular construction just scratches all the right places. Many fields of construction use modular at some point. In fact, 90 percent of engineers, 84 percent of contractors and 76 percent of architects have. Many warehouses lack dedicated office spaces. Employing a modular construction company could make modular warehouse offices and place them inside the warehouse, prefabricated office spaces for employees not on the ground floor. Warehouse offices allow for a boss to oversee an operation, but warehouse offices also serve as a controlled environment for paperwork, something warehouses are in need of.