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Modular Building Construction: The Foundation of Future Housing Needs

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Architecture, Design & Trends, Eco-Living, Guest article, Real Estate Radar, Variety

Modular Building Construction and Prefabricated Homes 

Modular construction, usually sectional prefabricated buildings or houses that comprise of multiple sections known as modules, have become one of the best and most effective solutions for property building in recent times

Generally, the modules are six-sided boxes constructed in a remote facility using methods such as off-site construction and stick-building and then delivered to their intended site of use. In order to make a single building, these modules are set onto the building’s foundation using a crane and other equipment and then joined together.

The best thing about these constructions is that the modules can be placed end-to-end, side-by-side, or even piled, allowing a huge array of shapes and styles in the design of the building.

Modular Construction for property and prefabricated homes

What are the uses of Modular Structures?

Modular constructions can be utilized for various projects including residential, commercial and industrial, offering immense quality control. This kind of construction involves several modules being built at the same time. While the construction process is carried out, each module is undergoing inspection by various engineers and professionals for checking their reliability and compliance.

These modular constructions can be used as high-security buildings to meet the needs of construction sites, education buildings, emergency accommodation, health care buildings, events, office buildings, and much more. Thus, prefabricated constructions are a a great building solution even for most demanding or obscure applications.

Advantages of Prefabricated or Modular Constructions

Prefabricated blocks allows for modular buildings thus enhancing the property construction

Some of the advantages of modular or prefabricated construction over other housing concepts include:

  • Toughness: Modular buildings are usually much stronger than conventional construction. This is due to the fact that each module, during the construction process, is “manufactured” to separately endure the stresses of moving to their final resting place. As soon as these modules are brought together and sealed, they become one strong incorporated wall, floor and roof assemblage.
  • Quality Management: As the modules are built off -site and then brought onto the construction site, it ensures a better construction and quality management. All the materials on the plant location are stored safely and securely in the manufacturer’s warehouse so as to protect from spoilage or weakening from moisture and other elements. Furthermore, various independent inspections and testing protocols are carried out at the manufacturing plants that again assure the superior quality of construction at every step.
  • Improves Overall Safety and Security: Most of the construction is carried out off the site, meaning that around 80% of the building construction activity is removed from the site location, thus reducing a lot of site disruption and vehicular traffic. Thereby, by reducing various on-site activity, a number of hazards are avoided.
  • Offer Immense Flexibility and Reuse: Prefabricated buildings can easily be taken apart and the modules can be resettled or renovated for further  use thus reducing wastage. Therefore, as a whole the demand for raw materials is reduced and the amount of energy expended to create a building meeting of-the-day requirements is much less.
  • Better Indoor Air Quality: Modular structure is excellent for indoor air quality because it is undertaken in factory-controlled settings using various dry materials. As a result, it reduces the gaps typically found on most buildings, thus influencing the stiffness of its construction and increasing the overall energetic efficiency of the building.
  • Time Saving: Another important benefit of modular structures is that this construction process occurs simultaneously with the site and foundation work. Hence, the overall construction projects can be completed 30% to 50% quicker compared to traditional construction projects.

Modular units  designed to fit in with aesthetics of any existing building. I really hope that the  information I’ve  provided has created or indeed enhanced your interest in modular or prefabricated structures as a potential future housing concept.

 

Author Bio:

Donna, the author of this post, is an architect by profession. She has an inclination for the modern trend of modular buildings and enjoys shares her interest on the subject.

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