What Is Prefabricated Construction

There is a story about Romans that they used prefabrication to build their forts. The continuous construction of forts and stockade, led to the development of prefabricated materials and standard parts. With prefabrication, they could build it quickly and efficiently, so they could get back to conquering.

Prefabricated metal buildings can be custom designed to make for an aesthetically appealing commercial, office or residential space. It is therefore garnering popularity in commercial and industrial sectors such as factories, warehouses, storage facilities and distribution centers, prefab metal buildings. In many of the developing countries, homes and modular buildings are also largely built with prefabrication.

Prefabrication enables quick construction and helps save money. So you can invest more to make your business grow.

So what are the reasons for increasing popularity of prefabrication in business construction? Below are three major reasons that have the answer.

1. Quick and easy to install

Prefabricated metal buildings are aesthetically appealing and energy efficient. They can also be installed quickly because most of their parts are manufactured in the factory with the assembling and installation being done at the client site. Moving the components from factory to the location costs significantly lesser that erecting a building at the construction site. This not only makes the construction to happen quickly but also leads to less waste material being left at the site.

2. Customization and expansion

Be it industrial building or commercial, a prefabricated metal building can be designed and made according to the client’s specification, as each component is designed in the factory before being delivered. From wall panels to windows, everything part can be customized. Also, it is easier to expand a space in prefabricated building as compared to a brick and mortar one. Modular buildings can be made aesthetically appealing with accessories as sliding doors, skylights, roof cupolas, and more.

3. Prefabricated buildings are sustainable

The components in a prefabricated building are usually recyclable. Steel has higher environmental rating as compared to other building materials. By reducing waste, there is less carbon footprint left behind. Thus, there is less pollution from construction waste.

Given these factors, no doubt, the popularity of prefabrication is soaring. It is estimated to grow at a steady pace over the next five years. In India, it is still at its nascent stage, but more and more people are becoming aware and adopting this technology.