Still, It’s a common misconception that prefabricated buildings are Impermanent, Unsafe, Inefficient structures.
In actuality, it’s not the truth.
Here, we will explain some of the common misconceptions surrounding the prefabricated building and reveal the truth behind it.
1. Prefabricated Buildings are Weak and are not Safe
It’s a common misconception that because prefabricated buildings are built offsite and then erected onsite later, so it must be less stable than traditionally constructed buildings. However, this is just not the case, prefabricated buildings follow the same set of regulations as traditional construction and meet the same standards of quality.
Building modules are manufactured in tightly controlled factory environments meeting ISO 9001 quality management standards and often IS0 14001 environmental standards. In the factory, each module is given consistent, thorough inspection. They are also often far more precise than man-made structures as the machines provide a level of accuracy that is often missed with human hands.
2. Prefabricated buildings are not built to last
Most of the people still believe that prefabricated buildings can only be used for short-term accommodation while a new development is under construction or used for emergency accommodation for a natural disaster, refugee camps etc. In fact, these uses reveal nothing about the quality or permanence of the building, but how quickly they can be installed. Just like a traditional building, prefabricated buildings are worthwhile investments, as they possess structural integrity. Strict measures are in place to reduce manufacturing defects and prevent damages.
Prefabricated buildings undergo structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing assessments to ensure durability and functionality, that’s why it can provide permanent building solutions, for the construction of Warehouses, Industrial sheds, Office buildings, Permanent living Accommodation, Schools, Hospitals and even Airport Terminal Buildings. The end product is often a building that it’s hard to imagine was manufactured in a factory.
3. Prefabricated buildings are unattractive and all looks the same
Performance is important and structural integrity is essential, but most people would also prefer their Industry or office to be an attractive building, too. Some believe prefabricated buildings are stamped out of a factory without a thought for visual appeal and started associating prefabricated buildings with blocky, uniformed buildings which means it is limited in design options that make people hesitate when deciding whether or not to choose prefabricated buildings. In reality, the sky is the limit when it comes to design for prefabricated buildings and it allows architects and builders to choose more specific styles and aesthetics. It also largely eliminates human error which can further detract from the appeal.
4. Prefabricated Buildings are expensive
While the building modules are being constructed offsite in the factory, the foundation is being built simultaneously on site. This cuts construction time pretty much in half, which automatically lowers costs. Prefabricated buildings are built efficiently, and with far fewer worker than traditional construction, which also saves money. Sure, it depends on the project, but almost always prefabricated buildings come out on top when it comes to budget-friendly options.
There are many misconceptions relating to prefabricated buildings, but the good news is that now more architectures, Industrialist and Residents recognize the value of Prefabricated Structures and understand the myths no longer apply. This technology saves so much time and allows architects to create compelling designs with sound structures and a high degree of efficiency. If you too have any misconception regarding Prefabricated buildings do let us know we at EPACK Prefab have expertise and designers with more than 24 years of experience and would love to help you out.