Are you new to modular? Many people have heard of modular construction but not everyone fully understand the unique process. Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences, wrote a great article detailing the important steps and facts of the modular process and offsite construction.
What is Off-Site Construction?
· Off-site construction involves the process of planning, designing, fabricating, transporting and assembling building elements for rapid site assembly to a greater degree of finish than in traditional piecemeal on-site construction.
· Off-site building includes a range of materials, scales and systems, digital software, methods of manufacture and fabrication, and innovations in social and technological integration.
· Off-site outputs include componentized, panelized, and modularized elements deployed in the service of structural, enclosure, service and interior partition systems.
· An optimizing strategy of off-site is to integrate these systems and supply chain through research, design, testing, and prototyping.
Click here to read the full article and learn more about modular and Spectrum Building Systems.
The healthcare industry has grown rapidly over the past decade. Modular buildings are being used to create a variety of health care facilities such as offices, clinics, labs and more. Below are just a few of the benefits modular construction can provide for the healthcare industry:
1. Saves Time
Modular construction can be completed very quickly and you can have your additional space up and running in no time.
2. Cost Effective
Since modular construction takes just a few short weeks, there is a significant reduction in labor costs.
There is no actual construction that takes place on the site and therefore there is no need to use any heavy machinery. Safety hazards become almost negligible.
4. Minimal interruption
Since all the major constructing is done off-site in modular construction, life at the hospital is not affected in the least.
5. Rentable space
If an institution does not want to commit to additional space permanently there is also the option of renting modular space, where you can get portable healthcare buildings for rent.
Check out the full article here: http://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/Modular-buildings-an-alternative-solution-healthcare-construction--9472
According to the MBI, modular construction currently makes up 3% of new commercial construction in North America, but that figure is expected to edge up to 5% over the next five years.
"Our industry has been around for a long time," said Randy Duggan, business development manager with modular builder Guerdon Enterprises in Boise, ID. "It's just that the current construction market conditions are now such that developers are looking for alternatives."
Want to learn more about where modular construction is going in the future? Check out this great article titled: 'Grown men playing with Legos': Why offsite modular construction is on the rise from Construction Drive.
Spectrum was founded in 2001 and we’ve been building upon our successes, both literally and figuratively, ever since. When we started, our focus was leasing construction site trailers. Now, we’ve grown into a full-service design/build construction company that specializes in the modular construction process. Our leasing business has grown to serve the needs of a wide variety of markets, including education, healthcare and government. Our success has resulted from our commitment to excellence in our customer relationships and dedication to quality of service. Please visit our web site at www.Spectrummodular.com to learn more about Spectrums leasing and flexible financing programs.
The Spectrum advantage:
o We are licensed General Contractors.
o Our team understands the modular construction process and has had over 35+ years of successful experience.
o We are dedicated to providing a successful construction experience for you.
o Our personal commitment is to deliver projects that are on time, within budget and to our customer's satisfaction.
In the mid-19th century, Richard Sears began selling his products through the first catalog known to the public. At the turn of the 20th century, Sears began to see an opportunity to sell more than just finished goods. In 1908, the Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog began selling ‘kit homes.’
With the help of Richard Sears’s ingenious advertising techniques and the introduction of the assembly line by Henry Ford in 1913, manufactured homes began to surface as a housing possibility for the public.
It wasn’t until after World War II in the 1950s that these prefabricated homes grew in popularity. All the returning soldiers came back to America looking to buy a home and start a family. This demand for homes was greater than the marketplace could handle with the traditional building process. In 1958, the first double wide home was constructed to a local building code, and thus the modular housing industry was born!