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9 Benefits of Modular and Prefab Construction

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For many construction projects today, modular or prefab construction are excellent options as they offer so many different benefits. Both modular and prefab construction are extremely popular right now, and we can see why. You don’t have to disrupt your business because construction takes place off-site, it is affordable, and the designs are absolutely gorgeous.
Modular construction refers to the construction of a building offsite. The building is constructed under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designs as conventionally built projects. The project takes half as much time!
Prefabricated construction refers to a method that controls construction costs through a variety of factors. These include time, wages, and materials. Prefabricated units include doors, windows, and floor panels that are assembled at a manufacturing site and then transported to the construction site.
A few benefits of modular and prefabricated construction include:

1. Modular and Prefab Construction is Becoming More and More Popular

More and more companies are willing to do modular and prefab construction. The demand is rising significantly. A lot of contractors are incorporating modular construction into the design phase of many of their projects.

2. The Building Process is Sheltered from the Elements

There is a reason that the demand for modular construction is rising. Unlike conventional construction projects, these buildings are constructed in completely controlled environments. This provides shelter from the elements.

3. Modular and Prefab Construction Projects are Completed Faster

It’s extremely efficient to have a quick turnaround time for construction projects, making modular and prefab construction a great choice. Weather delays are no longer a factor in the construction process, so subcontractors are able to avoid setbacks that may have occurred with conventional projects.

4. Modular and Prefab Construction is More Affordable

Modular/prefab construction is a lot more affordable than conventional construction. Projects are completed faster, which significantly decreases the cost of labor.

5. Modular and Prefab Construction is More Environmentally-Friendly

The building process is less wasteful than it is in conventional projects. Any waste is used rather than discarded. Many modular construction facilities even recycle leftover materials for future projects.

6. Modular and Prefab Construction is Always High-Quality

Modular/prefab construction occurs in a controlled environment, meaning that the construction site is not disrupted. There are very specific quality standards. For this reason, you can always count on high-quality structures.

7. Modular and Prefab Construction is Safer

Safety should always come first. These buildings are created in controlled environments. For this reason, the construction is safer as many of the conventional construction site hazards are eliminated.

8. Modular and Prefab Construction has Minimal Impact on Business

If your client wants to keep their business running smoothly during construction, then you should seriously consider investing in prefab or modular construction. Since the construction takes place off-site, regular business operations can continue.

9. Modular and Prefab Construction has an Attractive Design.

If you have an eye for architecture, then prefab or modular construction might be the way to go. These days, the designs are absolutely beautiful. They are a wonderful addition for school, residential properties, or business projects.
At PlanHub, we strive to provide up to date information on all construction industry trends, as well as providing general contractors and subcontractors the opportunity to connect and adequately plan all types of construction projects. With PlanHub’s software, general contractors and subcontractors can stay connected throughout every stage of a project, such as staying organized, on schedule, and on budget.
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