A Complete Guide to Modular Construction

Modular construction is a modern alternative to brick-and-mortar methods that offers fantastic benefits.

Guide To Modular Construction

What Is Modular Construction?

A modular construction definition would be ‘prefabricating building sections or modules in a factory setting, then transporting them to a construction site where they are assembled into a complete structure.’

This method offers speed, efficiency and quality control benefits, reducing on-site construction time and environmental impact.

Types Of Modular Construction

There are various types of modular construction, including volumetric, panelised, hybrid, permanent and permanent temporary modular construction. The most common are permanent, which involves modules that are constructed as parts of a building without the intention of relocation, and permanent temporary, also known as relocatable, and often employed as temporary measures that can be easily moved and used elsewhere.

Advantages Of Permanent Modular Construction

Speed To Occupancy

Permanent modular construction is a rapid process taking you from project start to inhabitation. Structured off-site in a controlled factory setting, whilst site work and ground preparation are conducted simultaneously means there are no delays, and your units could be in place in a matter of weeks.

Durable And Flexible

Modular construction employs the same building codes and standards as traditional structures ensuring the same high durability, and in many cases must be even more robust to withstand the rigours of transportation. They are also known for their ease of tailored configuration for your unique needs and can be customised with a range of additions and energy-efficient integrations.

Advantages of Temporary Modular Construction

Quick And Easy to Transport and Install

Once a modular construction project has been completed off-site, all that remains is to transport it to its intended location and install it in situ. Modules are typically sized to fit on standard trailers, which can travel on normal roads without requiring special permits. Sites are prepared for their arrival whilst construction is completed, meaning they can be installed and ready to go in a matter of days.

When Should You Use Modular Construction

Modular construction is particularly advantageous over traditional brick-and-mortar methods in several scenarios thanks to its speed of construction, flexibility and eco-friendly benefits.

  • Tight Timelines – Modular construction can reduce build time by up to 50%.
  • Remote or Challenging Locations – Construct off-site when impossible at the intended location.
  • Budget Constraints – When you need more for your money.
  • Flexible Usage – Ideal for when you may need to relocate and adjust use.
  • Planet-First Approach – Perfect for hitting environmentally friendly sustainability targets.

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