Something we’re hearing a lot about in our industry right now is the growing trend and popularity of prefab and modular commercial construction solutions.
Prefabricated construction components (elements that are manufactured off-site and then delivered to the construction site for installation) or a modular construction model (where entire building sections are constructed in a plant facility and delivered for on-site assembly) certainly has the potential to improve efficiencies.
Here are some reasons why:
Component Costs: Modular components – such as full hotel suites or electrical rooms– the efficiencies scaled up exponentially essentially saving time and money, while increasing quality.
Scheduling: Pre-built and brought to the job site is going to help the overall schedule including typical construction job site delays.
Labor Costs: Labor in a shop or manufacturing facility is usually more cost effective than labor on a job site.
Labor Efficiencies: On-site labor needs are more streamlined for prefabricated items, such as pre-cast concrete walls.
Our industry will continue to evolve – and it’s exciting to see how changes in processes and techniques will impact our business for the better!