Modular construction is a fast and effective method of providing comfortable temporary or permanent space for offices, schools, churches, and hundreds of other space needs. The concept of “modular” is much like using Legos – several building blocks are interconnected to create one structure that can be quickly delivered and installed on-site nearly anywhere. The same fast process used for construction can also be applied to removing the modular building when it is no longer needed. This flexibility often makes modular construction a better alternative to conventional construction.
If you are investigating modular construction, there are several questions to consider, including:
1.) How much space do you need for your office, school, or church?
2.) How do you want the interior and exterior to look?
3.) What floor plan do you need for the optimal work environment?
4..) Where will the modular building be located on your property?
5.) What permits will be required by your city?
6.) What is your budget?
7.) How long do you need the additional space on-site?
Today, the architectural community has adopted modular construction as a viable form of building. Architects and engineers are now looking at modular construction as ecologically friendly and sustainable due to the time savings, quality of building materials, centralized construction, and decreases in material transportation and site work. Go modular, go green!
When you start the planning process for your new school or office, consider modular construction. I’m sure you will be surprised at how advanced modular has become – and the design flexibility you will have with each “box.” Watch the video below and see just how advanced modular construction has become and where it’s heading in the very near future.
With construction companies, architects, engineers, and each looking for new building technologies to improve quality, speed to occupancy, and usability, modular construction is an ideal fit. By default, building in one location with controlled construction technologies and skilled labor, the “building blocks” produced are superior to on-site construction. These modules have passed several quality control points and have been tested before delivery. Once these modules arrive on-site, they can be rapidly assembled in single and multi-story floor plans for a multitude of occupancy types.
As you can well imagine, modular construction is worth investigating for many reasons that go far beyond just the look you are trying to achieve with your space requirements. If you have an interest and are ready to start researching modular construction, try these resources:
1.) The Modular Building Institute.
2.) Speak with an iModular.com modular construction expert.
3.) Find a local Modular Builder