Modular construction is a building method that involves constructing individual sections of a home in a controlled environment and then transporting them to the building site to be set into place by a crane. This method has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its numerous benefits, including improved efficiency, cost savings, and flexibility.
Modular construction allows for much of the construction work to be done in a controlled environment, which can lead to faster and more efficient construction processes. This is because the work can be completed indoors, away from the elements, minimizing the impact of weather delays.
Modular construction can be less expensive than traditional construction methods. This is because much of the work can be done in a factory setting, where labor is often less expensive and the efficiency gained by repeating tasks, automation, and a focus on pre-planning all contributes to savings. Manufacturers leverage buying power: cost savings from manufacturers ability to have steady demand and large volume requirements for building materials, resulting in lower input costs
Modular construction is a more environmentally friendly option, as it reduces waste, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. The controlled environment of the factory also allows for greater control over the use of materials and energy, which reduces the impact of the construction process on the environment.
Workers showing up to work at the same location, indoors, eliminates several risk factors associated with traveling to a unique job site for each project. This can lead to fewer accidents and injuries during construction, which is a positive in every aspect of the job.