Building the majority of a building in a factory provides key benefits in terms of sustainability. The factory-controlled process generates less waste, creates fewer site disturbances and allows for tighter construction.
- Less Site Disturbance
- On-site traffic is greatly minimized from workers, equipment and suppliers.
- Greater Flexibility and Reuse
- Modular buildings can be disassembled and the modules relocated or refurbished for new use, reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of energy expended to create a building to meet the new need.
- Less Material Waste
- When building in a factory, waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory and protecting building materials.
Modular buildings are built with the same materials and to the same building codes and architectural specifications as traditional construction. Once assembled, they are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.
- Safer Construction
- The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents and related liabilities for workers.
- Limitless Design Opportunities
- Modular units may be designed to fit in with external aesthetics of any existing building and modular units, once assembled, are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.
- By manufacturing in a factory the supervisor to trade ratio is much higher compared to traditional construction allowing greater control of the manufacturing and quality processes.
Construction of modular buildings occurs simultaneously with site work, allowing projects to be completed in half the time of traditional construction.
- Reduced Construction Schedule
- The construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with the site and foundation work, projects can be completed 30% to 50% sooner than traditional construction.
- Elimination of Weather Delays
- 60 - 90% of the construction is completed inside a factory, which mitigates the risk of weather delays. Buildings are occupied sooner, creating a faster return on investment.
- Built to Code with Quality Materials
- Modular buildings are built to meet or exceed the same building codes and standards as site- built structures, and the same architect-specified materials used in conventionally constructed buildings are used in modular construction projects – wood, concrete and steel.