Modular Construction

There is a prevalent trend in the real estate market to create more things away from the construction site. Modular construction is one method. EPACK Prefab has been involved in several commercial and industrial modular building construction projects in India for twenty years. In recent years, we have also ventured into airport building.

While you may hear people refer to modular building and construction as a “new” or “contemporary” technique, it has been utilised in a variety of areas for decades. Recently, it has gained popularity for multifamily (homes), hotel, and commercial applications. These occupations are modular because the “boxes” that leave the factory are three-dimensional structures with a floor, walls, and roof. The majority of indoor finishes and fixtures are already installed. In their warehouses, some modular businesses employ conventional stick-building processes, while others utilise highly automated robot production lines. Other types of off-site construction that are not modular will be discussed in a future article.

Let’s begin with the numerous advantages and benefits of modular building.

  1. Modular building saves time

Modular building and construction permits a portion of the work to be completed in a factory while sitework and foundations are simultaneously performed on-site. This time-saving advantage keeps the project on schedule and accelerates building and construction while maintaining efficiency. A modular technique has the ability to save 30 to 60 percent of total routine.

  1. The construction schedule is unaffected by varying weather conditions.

Furthermore, by manufacturing the components in a climate-controlled environment, weather-related concerns that impede the construction of modular devices are removed. It also provides workers with safer and more comfortable conditions so that they can be more productive and produce a better product. In addition, the modules often come on-site with flooring, cabinets, countertops, plumbing and electrical fittings, as well as home appliances, needing minimal effort and time to be ready for use.

  1. Much less polluting manner of building

Product storage is another advantage of modular architecture and construction. When there is little room on a site, such as in a dense urban area, staging and moving products can be difficult. This leads to disorder, decreased productivity, and burglary concerns. By producing the components in a manufacturing facility, building and construction sites can remain cleaner, safer, and offer more space for workers and pedestrians.

  1. Reduced labour expenses

The commercial economics of labour is a crucial and potentially controversial advantage. In the majority of regions, construction labour is in low supply and can be prohibitively expensive for a variety of reasons. Without becoming involved in politics, this creates substantial barriers when seeking to construct a structure within a given budget and timeframe. As said, modular lets the aforementioned qualified personnel to reside in fixed places with significantly safer conditions.

Modular plants can be positioned to attract these inexpensive labourers and to take advantage of crucial access to resources and logistic links, such as highways and railways, typical of other markets, such as automotive and technology items. There is a possibility for a 25 percent savings on building and construction expenses, despite the fact that labour savings can vary substantially.

  1. Decreased Amount of Waste

According to a recent study, modular construction can reduce the number of goods by as much as 90 percent. As a growing concern in the building and construction industry, modular solutions are gaining popularity to reduce the amount of waste generated by each project. There are additional initiatives to maximise reuse within the factories that assemble the structural components.

Based on these points, it would not be incorrect to conclude that modular construction has several advantages over traditional, which is why it has forayed into the mainstream market. The will be significant development in the years to come, which can make it a strong contender to brick and mortar.