Traditional construction has played a very important role in the building up of our society as we know it, but this does not mean that traditional construction is without its faults. For one, it’s incredibly wasteful, both in terms of energy as well as in regards to the actual amount of materials used (and the amount of materials that are ultimately discarded, as well). In addition to this, it’s often quite costly and time consuming, with many a construction project ending up delayed for some reason or another.
Fortunately, modular construction methods have provided a viable alternative to traditional construction, one that is being used more and more frequently both here in the United States as well as all throughout the world as we know it. From warehouse offices to schools to even skyscrapers, modular construction has become quite prevalent and trusted on a larger scale. And the use of modular construction methods is even more varied than that, as data that has been gathered on the subject has been clearly able to show.
Aside from warehouse offices, warehouse partitioning systems, and in-plant modular offices, there are many other applications all across the board for modular methods of construction. For instance, nearly half of all people using modular construction methods are using them for the construction of healthcare facilities. And with more easily constructed healthcare facilities throughout the country, the accessibility of healthcare on a whole is only likely to increase.
In addition to healthcare facilities, modular construction methods are often also used for dorms and college buildings of other natures as well. In fact, such a usage is so prevalent that more than 40% of people and commercial companies utilizing modular construction methods will use them for this purpose, allowing college campuses to become updated to their current needs, such as by having enough space for all of their students, a problem that has become of growing concern on many a college campus all throughout the United States.
Finally, the same percentage of people use modular methods of construction for the building not of warehouse offices and the like (a reuse of space, some might say) but for brand new manufacturing facilities. As the industry of manufacturing is by and large one of the most important industries found here in the United States, it should come as no surprise that the industry is growing exponentially. The nature of modular construction is perfect to keep up with this demand, to say the least.
From manufacturing facilities to dorm rooms to warehouse offices, modular construction is fast, far faster than traditional methods of construction as they are implemented in the United States. This is because the majority of all modular construction will primarily occur in a factory setting. For some projects, as much as 90% of the construction will actually take place in a factory, making it ideal for quickly completed projects. After all, factories don’t need to deal with many of the shortcomings of in person construction sites, such as rain delays and other issues. So where modular construction projects such as warehouse offices can take only a few weeks to fully complete, your average traditional construction site can take as long as a full half of a year before being deemed finished.
As if this wasn’t already enough of a motivating factor, modular construction methods such as those that are used for warehouse offices and dorm buildings and the like are incredibly inexpensive as well – at least in comparison to, again, the typical traditional construction site of the United States. In fact, some modular projects are up to 20% less expensive than similar counterparts made with traditional construction methods. Even in cases where the savings are not quite as pronounced, modular methods of construction are still likely to save at least 9% off of total construction costs at the very least, making such methods more than ideal for everything from warehouse offices to the construction of manufacturing plants and medical facilities of all sizes in the U.S.