Modular construction methods have become more and more highly sought after – and more and more routinely implemented – as time has passed on. In fact, the vast majority of all engineers (around 90% of them) use modular methods of construction to at least some extent. In addition to this, more than three quarters of architects and contractors alike also use it, some of them on an incredibly regular basis. And there’s no denying the fact that the benefits of using modular construction methods over some of the more traditional modular construction methods are many.
For instance, modular construction methods are far better for projects that must be completed in a short span of time. Actually, saving time in the construction process can be beneficial for just about any construction project. For while traditional construction sites will be a construction zone for up to six full months (a half of a year, to put things in a clearer perspective) before they are considered to be completed, a modular construction project can sometimes even be completed in the span of a few weeks. This can be seen in many examples of quality construction all throughout the world. In fact, a 57 story building in China was able to be completed in only just 19 days – and still stands and operates today.
Much of this is due to the fact that modular construction methods rely heavily on factories. It is in these factories that the vast majority of construction occurs for these modular projects. In fact, in some cases up to 90% of the construction will be done all within the factory setting, something that is likely to save a considerable amount of time when all is said and done. And in addition to this, cost can also be cut through these measures – sometimes by as much as a full 20% (and typically by no less than 9%).
In many cases, methods of modular construction are much easier on the environment than other methods of construction used not just throughout the country but throughout the world as a whole. For instance, energy savings are immense, reduced by as much as a staggering 67%, when modular construction methods are implemented. And those who utilize modular buildings on a regular basis can attest to the fact that the energy bills tend to stay lower than what would be normal and commonplace in a typically built structure, be it a home, an office, or any other type of commercial building.
Modular construction also reduces waste, something that the majority of people know is very important for the overall health and sustainability of our environment. Of course, this is simply due to the fact that so few products are used on modular construction products in comparison to traditional construction feats. Everything from concrete to mortar to plastic wrap and more is reduced at the site of modular construction – sometimes even by as much as 90%. And the more that we begin to switch over to modular construction methods, the better and more impactful this is going to be.
Modular construction can also be used to create a wide variety of structures. For instance, warehouse offices are commonly built using modular methods. These warehouse offices help to make use of previously unused warehouse space, yet another way in which things like warehouse offices are pushing forwards towards sustainability. And warehouse offices are easy to set up, often just needing warehouse partitions to be up and running. And as anyone who has had a hand in the creation of warehouse offices is likely well aware of, the warehouse partition is not something that is particularly difficult to build and erect to create warehouse offices.
Of course, warehouse offices are not the only popular structure created through modular methods. In-plant modular offices are often commonly constructed nowadays, as too are clean room partitioning systems. The methods of modular building can also construct everything from dorm buildings to hotels to various types of medical facilities. Some people even own modular homes, which can be quite beneficial for a wide variety of reasons, some of which have been addressed above.