What’s new in modular news?
Marriott International, the largest hotel company in the world, is betting big on modular construction to drive its growth in North America.
Modular construction is not just for classrooms or offices. Now, hotels are using modular to build guestrooms and bathrooms that are built away from the site of the hotel in a climate-controlled factory. Once completed, the units are transported to the site, where the base and frame of the property have been built.
Read the full article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/roadwarriorvoices/2017/05/07/marriott-adopts-modular-construction/101296330/
High quality, sustainable, innovative, efficient, cost-effective, and shorter time to completion… “Why NOT Build Modular?”
If you are just learning about modular construction, here is a great article from the Modular Building Institute that explains the process. To read the full article, you can find it here: http://www.modular.org/htmlPage.aspx?name=why_modular
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“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.”
Modular is More than just a trend...
In the last decade, modular building has become more and more popular. Is this just a trend or is a permanent shift in the construction field? Check out this interview with Tom Hardiman, the executive Director of the Modular Building Institute, about why modular building is more than a trend and how it is “changing the way the world builds.”
Read the full interview here:
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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