As the healthcare industry continues to create more jobs and the number of patients is on the rise, space is in high demand. In the modern world of today, modular construction has become a very popular solution to quickly and efficiently take care of this need as it offers a quick turnaround at an affordable price.
With modular construction, all building materials are assembled off-site in an environment that’s specifically designed just for that. his setting enables the manufacturer to have more control over the construction process, which saves him time and money in the long run. After it is completed, the modular building is shipped to the site and set up. The pieces of the future structure are called ‘modules’, and depending on how complex the design of the building is, there may be multiple modules.
Although it can be used for a variety of applications such as offices, schools, commercial and residential constructions, retail establishments, military installations, dormitories, hotels, etc., the healthcare sector is the one that currently features the highest use of prefabricated modular constructions. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why modular structures benefit the healthcare industry the most.
Safe & Fast
Safety is a major concern while constructing a modular hospital design as any accidents and hazards can be very costly as they will cause delays, damage tools, add to clean-up costs, administrative costs, insurance, and even fines. For that very reason, many hospitals decide to go with an off-site modular construction, as that way the risk of accidents is greatly reduced and about 80% of the construction activities are removed from the site. One of the greatest advantages of modular construction is its quick build time. A modular building can be built in about half the time it takes to conventionally build a building. This can be of a huge benefit to hospitals that are rapidly running out of space for staff and patients.
If you want to upgrade your existing facility, a modular hospital design is still going to be the better option. For instance, if you want to add a small department or maybe a whole new hospital wing, you won’t have to worry about disturbing the patients that are already in the hospital as with modular construction the pieces you will need for the construction of that extra part are going to be made off-site and will just be assembled there. Convenient, quick and easy!
Eco-Friendly & Cost-Effective
As you will be able to offer your services to the public faster, the return of investment will be higher. You can also save on things like solar panels as they can be installed during the actual construction, thus saving more money in the long run. A modular construction produces less waste, as there are materials used from previous construction jobs and some of them including the plastic from our oceans. There isn’t a better choice out there that fully supports the purpose of healthcare facilities like modular construction does.