The Advantages of Modular Construction

By Steve George

August 16, 2018Home & Decor

As modular construction is becoming increasingly more popular for building homes, it’s also becoming an increasingly popular solution for manufacturing commercial buildings. There are many advantages to modular construction, and most of them are a direct result of the controlled-environment manufacturing process. In other words, the fact that modular sales office buildings or homes are built in a factory, where the weather can’t impact the building process, is extremely beneficial financially, environmentally, and legally.

One of the most unique things about modular construction is the possibility of simultaneous, streamlined activities. While the modules are constructed in an off-site setting, site work is happening at the same time. Additionally, the module’s walls, floors, rafters, roof, and ceilings can be constructed at the same time. On the other hand, during conventional construction, you can’t set up the walls until you have the floors, and you can’t set up the ceiling until you have the walls, etc.


Furthermore, due to the fact that the modular sales office buildings are built in a controlled environment, you get a quality assurance that’s well-defined. Simply put, the companies that build the modules are monitored by accredited third-party agencies that make inspections on their building sites and the modules that are built as well. That being said, quality inspections of the methods, materials and production standards are performed frequently. Additionally, most modular construction companies conduct inspections as well, in order to assure that they’re constructed in accordance with the design and architectural plans.

Moreover, there’s less site interruption and less site disturbance. These things can be extremely important in situations where there are increased odds of liability and heightened safety concerns with ongoing on-site construction. Plus, modular construction is extremely sustainable. Most companies offer the option of implementing energy-efficient HVAC and lighting features, making modular construction extremely popular among the environmentally-conscious people and businesses.

But what makes modular construction popular for commercial buildings is the fact that the modules are very flexible and adaptable. When your business grows, you can disassemble your old modules, then have them relocated or refurbished. This not only reduces costs but also reduces the need for raw materials and the amount of energy spent to create the new module. In some cases, you can even recycle the entire building. Additionally, you can easily add or remove modules, thus minimising the disruption caused to your surroundings.

When you take into account all of these advantages, it only makes sense that you should highly consider going for modular construction instead of conventional on-site construction.