While prefabricated construction represents just a fraction of the overall construction industry, it has become increasingly popular over time, offering the following advantages:
Since building components are manufactured using highly-efficient assembly line systems, materials that would be discarded on a normal construction site can be used for other components, thus reducing waste destined for landfills. Additionally, on-site energy expenditures are significantly reduced, since prefabricated construction projects can be completed in less time. And once built, modular construction often includes features that reduce overall energy consumption. For example, the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs), consisting of two exterior layers lined with insulated foam, results in walls that are more energy-efficient than those using traditional fiberglass insulation. As such, modular buildings require less heat and air conditioning over time.
Prefabricated construction of components in a controlled and optimized factory environment presents considerably fewer risks for accidents and other liabilities. At the building site, construction takes place quickly, thus reducing the risk of accidents resulting from weather and site conditions.
Quick construction and flexibility
Since prefabricated buildings are manufactured in a factory, assembly is all that needs to take place on-site. AsPrefabricated Construction
, a typical prefabricated building can be designed, constructed, shipped and installed in days as opposed to months, providing significant cost reductions. Additionally, prefabricatedWC Container
has walls that can be easily removed, allowing for quick expansion or contraction of the space based on the ever-changing needs of the business.
Prefabricated buildings are manufactured in strict accordance with all applicable regulations and codes and are able to withstand travel and installation requirements. As such, prefabricated construction is just as durable, if not more durable, than traditional structures built on-site.