There are good reasons modular and prefabricated construction has been undergoing a low-velocity explosion for the last decade.
Quality is boosted when components from plumbing to wall panels to entire rooms are assembled in a controlled environment versus onsite. Safety is improved as controlled conditions cut down on slips, falls and other risks on a jobsite exposed to the elements. Productivity gains of 30% to 50% are a factor too, given the greater output possible for the same man hour as traditional construction. And modular construction delivers on sustainability as there is less materials waste.
Reprinted courtesy of Kirk Chamberlain, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.