Modular construction involves manufacturing parts of a building in a controlled factory for high-quality production. The prefabricated pieces are then used to quickly and efficiently construct modular buildings on a designated site. Modular construction can be used to build a variety of spaces including offices, healthcare facilities, restrooms, schools, and more.
A module is an individual section of a modular building that is constructed in a climate-controlled factory off-site. This allows for identical prefabricated pieces to be constructed with minimal room for errors. The modules can then be stacked, placed next to each other, or placed end to end to create the custom size and design that someone is looking for to fit their needs.
Modular construction can be completed more quickly than traditional construction. During modular construction, the modules can be manufactured at the same time that the installation site is being surveyed and worked on. Because the modules are built in a factory instead of on-site, there is also less chance for weather-related delays. Having pre-constructed modules makes final construction a quick and easy process.
Modular construction is more environmentally friendly than traditional construction in many ways. With traditional construction sites, 30% of the delivered material turns into waste. During the manufacturing process in the factory, any excess material is recycled. The factory’s climate-controlled environment also eliminates high levels of moisture, improving air quality. Finished modular buildings that are temporary can also be recycled or relocated and reused again for other purposes.
Modular construction is a cost-effective solution. Because modular buildings utilize prefabricated structures, the installation is quicker, allowing for fewer workers needed during the process. A quicker build can also mean a quicker return on investment. When it comes to financing modular buildings, there are several flexible options to choose from, including short-term and long-term leases. Business owners who are expecting to need the space for over five years might consider buying a modular building instead of leasing for a more cost-effective solution.
Modular buildings are highly customizable, allowing unique features for the interior with everything someone might need. Customizable design elements include the structure’s material, flooring, ceilings, walls, and the overall size and layout of the building. Other features and amenities can be added depending on a business’s needs, such as restrooms, kitchens, and outlets. The exterior can also be customized to match the look of any existing buildings.
Since modular buildings are constructed in a factory off-site, quality control is much higher, enhancing production consistency. Modular buildings are designed with strong materials and a steel frame in order to stand up to the demands of transportation and installation. Modular buildings have proven to stand against extreme weather, including up to 180 mph winds.
Modular construction is a convenient option for building in remote locations where there aren’t any nearby construction trades. In remote areas, modular buildings can be used as offices, medical clinics, schools, and other structures.
VESTA Modular has experience working with a variety of industries. Some of the most common solutions that modular construction is used for include:
VESTA Modular is an award-winning commercial construction company with years of experience in modular buildings. VESTA has helped a range of industries find the solutions they need through modular construction, including education, healthcare, religious facilities, commercial, industrial, and government.
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VESTA Modular is highly experienced in every step of the modular construction process. We’re here to ensure that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible and is customized to meet your company’s unique needs.
The first step in the modular construction process is to design the space based on your company’s unique needs. You will be assigned a commercial construction general contractor to work with to better understand your needs and budget. Design decisions will be based on your personal preference, finances, materials, and the size of the site.
The construction process involves site development and module fabrication. Once the design is complete, the foundation can be laid out at the installation site. During this process, the modules are fabricated, including the frame, floors, walls, and ceilings.
Once the modules are completed, they are ready to be transported to the site. After the modules arrive, there is minimal construction needed so they can be occupied within weeks.