Thursday, May 12, 2011

Modular Construction Gains Credibility

It's about time that modular construction graduates and this report from McGraw-Hill helps validate this claim. For years modular office and prefabricated home manufacturers have been improving their processes, adding technology and utilizing many of the same building materials as conventional builders. Now with the help of the global green building and sustainable design movement modular builders are aligning with conventional builders on many design and construction levels. Link over to and read the full article featured below.
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Prefabrication and Modularization Increase Productivity
McGraw-Hill Construction has released its latest SmartMarket Report, Prefabrication and Modularization: Increasing Productivity in the Construction Industry, which shows how prefabrication and modularization is yielding real business benefits for users. Commonly used prefabricated and modular building elements include mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, exterior walls, building superstructures, roofing, floors and interior room modules. Out of over 800 architecture, engineering and contracting (AEC) professionals surveyed, 66% report improved project schedules, 65% report decreased project costs, and 77% report reduced construction site waste— a key component in the rising adoption of green building.
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1 comment:

  1. Alex the ArchitectMay 12, 2011

    I'm leaning more toward modular/prefabricated construction for a private school project in Oregon. The green aspects of building in a controlled environment and time savings are appealing on many levels. Does USGBC recognize modular under LEED?