Has modular construction finally come of age ? The Modular Building Institute thinks so. Modular construction is no longer just for preparation of walls and roof joists. Today, contractors are using prefabrication and preassembly in construction of steel framed structures, multi-story structures, health care and education facilities. The benefits of modular construction positively affects:
- labor and employment rates as the work on components can proceed in any weather conditions, no bad weather days and increased work place safety;
- job site environmental conditions (less waste and scrap materials to dispose of);
- work crew scheduling;
- increased speed of construction and project completion; and
- reduce need for certain on-site storage of materials.
Efficiency and green, modular construction is coming of age. See the video below to see the process.