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Modular's Potential For Time and Cost Savings

"If automobile manufacturers can create high-quality products on a large scale in a factory, why can’t builders implement the same technology and processes? That’s a central argument among proponents of permanent modular construction, as they tout its potential for time and cost savings. However, in the notoriously slow-to-evolve building industry, prefab has struggled to gain a larger share of the market.

In an effort to draw more attention to permanent modular construction, the Modular Building Institute, National Institute of Building Sciences and other industry groups hosted the second-annual Offsite Construction Expo Sept. 21 to 22 in Washington, DC. From obstacles blocking wider implementation to an example of taking modular to the extreme, the expo explored where offsite construction is now — and what’s next for the method."

 

Click here to read a few takeaways from the event: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/modular-construction-state-offsite/426948/

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | Permalink

Modular Construction Market Size 2017 and Industry Estimated to Rise Profitably

Modular Construction Market Size 2017 and Industry Estimated to Rise Profitably

 

“The Global Modular Construction Market is growing with the moderate pace; mainly due to the increase in the global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global Modular Construction Market is booming and expected to gain prominence over the forecast period growing rapidly .The market is forecasted to demonstrate a decent growth by 2023, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2017 – 2023). Global Modular Construction Market is expected to reach a market size of USD 154.8 million by the end of the forecast period at CAGR of 5.95%.”

 

Check out the full article here: http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/12/11/modular-construction-market-size-2017-and-industry-estimated-to-rise-profitably-with-cagr-5-95-during-forecast-period-2017-2023/

 

Visit www.spectrummodular.com to learn more about how Spectrum Building systems is growing in the new year

Posted: December 14th, 2017 | Permalink

Modular Construction Market Size 2017 and Industry Estimated to Rise Profitably

Modular Construction Market Size 2017 and Industry Estimated to Rise Profitably

 

“The Global Modular Construction Market is growing with the moderate pace; mainly due to the increase in the global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global Modular Construction Market is booming and expected to gain prominence over the forecast period growing rapidly .The market is forecasted to demonstrate a decent growth by 2023, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2017 – 2023). Global Modular Construction Market is expected to reach a market size of USD 154.8 million by the end of the forecast period at CAGR of 5.95%.”

 

Check out the full article here: http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/12/11/modular-construction-market-size-2017-and-industry-estimated-to-rise-profitably-with-cagr-5-95-during-forecast-period-2017-2023/

 

Visit www.spectrummodular.com to learn more about how Spectrum Building systems is growing in the new year

Posted: December 14th, 2017 | Permalink

Why build modular?

Why build Modular?

Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.

Structurally, modular buildings are generally stronger than conventional construction because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.

Building off site ensures better construction quality management. Materials that are delivered to the plant location are safely and securely stored in the manufacturer’s warehouse to prevent damage or deterioration from moisture and the elements. Manufacturing plants have stringent QA/QC programs with independent inspection and testing protocols that promote superior quality of construction every step of the way.

 

To read more visit the Modular Building Institute website for the full article:
 http://www.modular.org/htmlpage.aspx?name=why_modular

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Permalink

5 interesting facts about modular construction!

1) An estimate of 15-20% more framing material goes into modular building as compared to a similar site-built home. Because our homes are designed to withstand transportation to building sites, our framing methods exceed the requirements of the Universal Building Code (UBC) and International Building Code (IBC).

2)  Modular homes are considered one of the sturdies and resilient types of residential construction, with many cases of them surviving extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. In fact, FEMA concluded in a study done by the damage done by Hurricane Andrew in Florida (Aug. 2012) that modular homes fared better compared to other construction.

3) A climate-controlled and secure environment protects building materials from costly damage. A common problem with site-built homes is that mold can be found in the walls and floors. Mold can form when the lumber is transported to the building site and sits outside, collecting condensation. Stratford uses kiln-dried lumber that starts dry in the plant and stays dry throughout the entire construction process.

4) Modular home construction cuts waste production in half and uses materials more efficiently. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that a typical 2,000 sq. ft. home generates 8,000 pounds of waste. Their study concluded four pounds of waste on average was created per sq. ft. for a typical site-built home, but modular construction produced only half of that amount during the construction process. A factory can more easily store and recycle materials instead of throwing them away.

5) History Fun Fact: Prefab construction techniques go back over a 100 years. One of the earliest prefab homes was a mail order pre-built kit from Sears and Roebuck Co. They were similar to panelized homes, but had to be assembled by the buyer. They were advertised as “Modern Homes” with 400 designs to choose from. The materials were delivered in two railroad boxcars with a detailed instruction manual.

 

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Permalink