There has been a lot of talk lately about how modular building is the way to go and is the wave of the future. We definitely think this is a move in the right direction, but have you ever thought about why that is?
Below are just a few of the many benefits of modular construction compared to traditional construction.
Modular Building is More Environmentally Friendly. Because all modular construction is done in a factory setting, there is less waste generated and fewer site disturbances. On-site traffic is greatly minimized. With modular construction, there is also more potential for reuse, since buildings can be disassembled and the modules can be refurbished and relocated for later use. This reduces the demand for raw materials and the amount of energy required to create a new building completely from scratch. There is also considerably less material waste, since waste is eliminated by recycling. The factory-controlled setting of modular construction also reduces the risk of trapped moisture in the new construction, contributing to better air quality.
Modular Construction is Faster. This is one of the obvious benefits of modular construction. But again, many people accept this fact at face value without thinking about why it is. The construction of modular buildings takes place simultaneously with the site work. Projects can therefore be completed between 30-50% faster than traditional construction. The factory-controlled setting of modular construction also eliminates delays due to weather. Since buildings are occupied sooner, there is a faster return on investment.
Modular Construction is Safer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 150,000 construction accidents a year. On average, 1,000 die. Modular construction significantly helps reduce this staggering statistic. The indoor construction environment reduces the risk of accidents and other liabilities for workers.
Thinking about building a modular home, modular office, or any other type of modular space? Contact Nashua Builders today.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2016). Industries at a Glance: Construction
2. Modular Building Institute. Why Build Modular?