Permanent Modular Construction: Solutions for the Long-Term
As modular buildings continue to grow in popularity across multiple industries, people still continue to picture modular buildings as only temporary structures that are used for short-term expansion and then removed from the site. What they don’t realize is that permanent modular buildings are long-term solutions that rival traditionally constructed buildings in quality, durability and aesthetics, while beating conventional construction outright when it comes to project timelines.
When comparing permanent modular construction (PMC) with on-site, traditional construction the advantages of PMC make a big impact on the project’s bottom line:
- Modules are up to 90% complete, inside and out, when they are delivered to the construction site for installation
- Construction time is slashed up to 35% compared to conventional construction time
- Accelerates time to occupancy up to 50% sooner than on-site construction
Installed for Long-Term Use
As opposed to their portable counterparts, permanent modular solutions are built and installed for long-term use. They are not meant to be relocatable. Like conventional construction, permanent modular buildings are set on a permanent foundation and constructed to last using materials such as concrete, steel and wood.
Permanent modular structures are required to meet the same building codes as traditional construction. In fact, modular buildings are constructed comply with additional standards since they need to maintain their structural and aesthetic integrity during transportation to the building sites.
Lean, Agile and Flexible
In a recent article for AIA Inside Track, Ed Zdon, Senior Project Manager at Warrior Group, highlights PMC as a prime example of the latest developments and innovations in advanced manufacturing. “For example, lean manufacturing calls for providing maximum value with minimum waste. Agile manufacturing makes the construction process responsive to markets and customer needs while flexible manufacturing means the process is adaptive to change. Together, these manufacturing techniques allow PMC to achieve the highest levels of value and quality with the finished product.”
Permanent Results In Less Time
Simple modular buildings can be permanently constructed in 60-90 days. This shortened timeline offers a huge advantage over traditional construction, especially when delivery dates are tight. So whether you have students ready for their first day of school or your business needs to build a revenue stream, permanent modular solutions offer well-built quality products in less time.