Is Modular Right for You? A Look at the Benefits Across the Building Industry

Did you know over 60% of entities using modular and prefabrication construction processes now having been doing so for at least five years? The process isn’t new, and there are a lot of reasons driving users to make the switch, including: improving productivity, increasing competitive advantages, and generating a greater ROI.

Contractors, engineers, and architects have been applying modular construction techniques to a wide variety of building sectors and areas of usage to great success for years now. These have largely included healthcare facilities, academic buildings and dormitories, manufacturing buildings, hotels and motels, and mixed use and multifamily developments, though there is opportunity to employ modular design and construction to municipal buildings, data centers, and many other building types. Because modular building doesn’t have to be “all or nothing”, meaning parts of a building can be prefabricated while others are built using conventional construction methods, modular allows for flexibility in design with plenty of added benefits.

Are you an Owner, a Contractor, an Architect or an Engineer? Here are some reasons you should consider modular and prefab construction, if you haven’t already made the switch:

Owners: Building Information Modeling (BIM), the building visualization tool of choice for most architects, engineers and contractors now, as well as modern materials and manufacturing, have propelled modular construction into the 21stCentury. You have an opportunity to significantly improve your ROI and benefit from reduced project costs and accelerated project schedules without forfeiting design or quality.

Architects: As Owners turn to modular construction, so should you to remain competitive. Understanding the applications of modular and prefabrication construction will allow you to educate clients on both the benefits and drawbacks of this construction method and help them to select the correct design and delivery method.

Contractors: You don’t have to leap in all at once. Start incorporating prefabrication and modular building into your pre-construction planning and reap the benefits of a more efficient project. From increasingly reliable schedules to improved project cost estimating, modular building can have a significant effect on your business.

Engineers: A significant number of engineers already use modular or prefabrication to some extent. Modular and prefab elements can enhance structural integrity and systems efficiency when selected based on quality.

Whether you’re an Owner considering a new project, or an Architect, Engineer, or Contractor looking for a competitive advantage, modular may be the answer.