Modular Multi-Family Housing and Commercial Construction – Building Together
Ask yourself…Do you still have equity in your home? If you said ‘no’ or are not sure, you are not alone. Many people around the nation are asking themselves this exact question and there is certainly no broad brush answer. In recent years a variety of factors, one of which is the question regarding the true value of home ownership, are driving people away from the long-term commitment of owning a home and toward either renting or leasing. Another factor for diminishing home ownership is that ‘baby boomers’ are looking toward retirement and many are choosing to leave behind the onerous maintenance associated with home ownership for a more liberating lifestyle filled with relaxation and enjoyment.
Demand for Multi-Family Housing Grows
New multi-family housing communities in the form of townhouses, over 55 communities, condominiums, and apartment buildings are becoming increasingly desirable, not only for those that cannot afford a house, but also for those that are withdrawing from homeownership on a quest for recreation and the satisfaction of worry-free upscale living.
Off-site constructed modular buildings are making it possible for developers around the world to more quickly react and construct supply for the accelerating demand. Buildings assembled with modular unit components are as impressive as they are environmentally friendly. Architecturally inspired modular multi-family residential buildings deliver high quality, comfort, and beauty within a fraction of the time the same building would be constructed using conventional on-site construction methods.
The Value of Using Modular Construction
Architectural and engineering firms throughout Europe and Asia are leading the charge for multi-family modular buildings; while many firms in the United States are starting to see the inherent value of constructing buildings using modular methods and leveraging this alternative to satisfy clients and beat out competition. Off-site modular building construction is extremely safe and greatly accelerates the time to occupancy without any sacrifice of upscale quality and aesthetics. Furthermore, there are significant cost savings and innate environmental advantages when building with modular.
Modular construction may not be the right fit for every site and situation but it is an option that should be seriously considered. It is critical that collaborative planning occurs between architects, general contractors, and modular companies during the initial developmental phase of a project to ensure that the owner ultimately receives the most beneficial and suitable building.
Aggressive innovation and cutting-edge sustainable building design are the fuels that continue to stoke interest in the use of modular construction around the globe. Assembly line processes make it extremely efficient for modular building factories to produce apartment or condominium units over and over again.
Residential Building and Beyond
The off-site construction efficiency that modular production brings to multi-family housing is being applied to many other segments as well, such as: educational classroom buildings, patient rooms in hospitals, hotel rooms, commercial office buildings, and government buildings such as barracks. Modular building manufacturers are recognizing the similarities and beginning to assimilate production of both residential and commercial modular buildings using the same manufacturing lines.
This realization is revolutionizing the modular building industry, resulting in rapidly expanding acceptance and a revitalization of modular construction. Efficient methods once used only in commercial modular unit construction are now being implemented in modular multi-family residential buildings; while energy saving and sustainability components of residential modular construction are being applied in the commercial modular buildings. The increasing integration of technologies between residential and commercial modular construction is compelling developers and architects to take notice of modular construction in all segments.
Modular buildings are truly modernizing how the architectural and construction industries conceptualize, visualize, and build the large scale commercial and residential buildings of tomorrow.
Learn more about modular buildings and how they can be used in your state of the art construction project by contacting a Vanguard local representative at 1-877-438-8627.