A report about the role of Prefabrication and Modularization
Here are highlights from a very informative report about modular building construction put together by the folks at McGraw Hill Construction. You can read the report online or download it from the link.
The new SmartMarket Report, Prefabrication and Modularization: Increasing Productivity in the Construction Industry, provides insight into the role that prefabrication/modularization can have on improving productivity in construction—including impacts on project schedule, costs, safety, quality and waste reduction. Though techniques that have been around for decades, prefabrication/modularization are seeing a renaissance as technologies, such as BIM, have enabled better integration of prefabricated/modular components; as changes in design such as the emergence of green have made certain advantages of prefabrication/modularization more important; and as innovative offsite techniques have emerged. With more detail in the report, the study found the following key benefits of prefabrication/modularization:
- 66% report that project schedules are decreased—35% by four weeks or more.
- 65% report that project budgets are decreased—41% by 6% or more.
- 77% report that construction site waste is decreased—44% by 5% or more.
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