What is a Prefabricated Modular system?
- This is a process that constructs a building off -site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designed to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities. Buildings are manufactured in “modules” and when put together on-site, reflect the same design intent and specifications as the most sophisticated traditionally built facility – without compromise.
- Modular buildings, once assembled, are indistinguishable from their on-site built counterparts.
- Structurally, modular buildings are even stronger than conventional structures because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.
- Building off -site ensures better construction quality management. Manufacturing plants have stringent QA/QC programs with testing protocols that promote superior quality in every step of the construction process.
- Beyond quality management and quality assurance, modular construction offers many other benefits to owners, investors and users.
Overall cost savings
- The use of prefabrication construction methodology allows cost savings at every phase of the production process due to mass production, for example: material savings at the procurement stage and labor savings at the construction phase additional savings can be associated with installation efficiencies and the standardization of the spaces.
- Shorter construction time inducing lower overhead costs, earlier opening of the new facility generating higher rate of return on investment (ROI) and systematic production under strict QC\ QA, hence reduced lost material and higher efficiency are all important parameters in the overall cost savings which are induced by using the prefabricated modular construction systems.
Minimizing Environmental Impact of the construction Process on the site
- Any construction project, no matter how well managed it is, will create at least some dust and debris. While this would not present a problem in most construction sites, in a hospital, school or kindergarten dust and debris can be life-threatening if not handled properly.
- Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces site disruption, noise pollution, air pollution. Hence, for any active businesses, reducing on-site construction activity and thereby eliminating a large part of the ongoing construction hazards, is a tremendous advantage.
- As owners and designers look for more sustainable designs for improved environmental impact, modular construction is inherently a natural choice. Building in a controlled environment reduces waste. Waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory and protecting building materials. This, along with improved quality management throughout the construction process and significantly less on-site activity and disturbance, promotes sustainability. Based on this evidence, the contribution of the modular prefabricated construction system to achieve “green Building”.
Safer Construction Environment
Safety remains a major concern for the construction management. Construction by nature has a high degree of hazardous activities. The price of construction accidents is high in terms of both Costs and suffering.
Accidents add a burden of needless and avoidable expense. Direct costs include medical cost and compensation. Indirect hidden costs include:
- Time lost from work by the injured party
- Loss in earning power, economic loss to injured worker’s family
- Loss of efficiency by breaking up crew
- Cost to train new or replacement employees
- Damage to equipment and tools
- Loss of production
- Cost incurred by delays
- Overhead costs associated with disruption of work
- Clean up and repair costs
- Administrative costs of investigations and reports
- Increased insurance premiums
- Loss of future projects due to adverse publicity
- Cost of fines
The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents for workers as well as provides improved on–site working conditions, less noise and air pollution, less on–site traffic, turns the working zone into a safer environment with lower risks. Thus, giving additional value to the contractor cannot be neglected.
Choose your favorite material and reduce your carbon foot print
- Do you prefer wood frame or steel?
- Well-proven wood frame construction is ideal in construction where light weight is needed
- Steel frame modules enable a very rigid and long-lasting solution up to twelve floors and suit especially well into healthcare sector.
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