Technology is changing globally and playing an important role in how we do things. Many industries worldwide have been altered, as a result. The construction industry is no different. In the next few decades, there would be sea change in the construction industry, particularly in on site and offsite activities. There would be new technology and regulations coming in.
Prefabrication is one of the emerging trends in construction which is projected to the future of construction. Let us have a look at how it will impact construction trends.
Faster construction at lower costs
Prefabrication is a process where the components are manufactured offsite, in a factory and assembled onsite. This process if much faster as compared to the traditional methods. The technology has been prevailing for quite some time, however, the popularity in recent times have lead to a surge in demand.
Prefabrication enables buildings to be constructed quickly as much lower costs. The components are factory manufactures, thereby leaving minimal chances of human error and inaccuracies. Thus, with consistent build quality, there should remain no room for error for the end users to face.
Saves time and money
While many other recent trends in construction might come and go, prefabrication is already being used. It is a technology which is attracting building owners and companies alike, across the world. Many of the large house builders are already looking forwards to build their own prefabrication facilities. As per global statistics, a whole house can be fabricated in three weeks offsite and then installed onsite within two days. Compared to this, it takes upto 6 months for a standard house to be built and made liveable. With prefabrication, therefore one can save time and money to a large extent.
Prefabrication saves the day?
Apart from time and money saving factors, prefabrication has come other reasons too for becoming widely popular. Of late, there has been a scarcity of skilled labour around the world. Prefabrication required minimal human intervention thus cutting down on the requirement of labourers.
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