Benefits of Prefabricated Construction
By prefabricated construction, we mean the assembly of a variety of component structure at a manufacturing site and transporting those to the location of the site. Prefabricated construction is often considered as a mass produced and low end construction. The truth however is quite opposite. Prefabricated construction is gaining popularity, improving quality and comes in a wide range of costs..
Now, let us look at the benefits of prefabrication.
Eco friendly: Modular construction is sustainable and energy efficient. In traditional construction methods, we require extra materials. It leads to increase of waste. On the other hand, prefabricated materials are produced in a factory and the extra materials get recycled. Also controlled environment paves the way for more accurate construction.
Budget Friendly: One of the most important benefits of prefabricated construction is budget friendly. Modular construction targets all budget and price points, making it affordable.
Prefabrication manufacturers often receive bulk discounts when purchasing materials, which effects the cost of the construction project. Moreover, the factor of unreliable construction and unproductive staff is eliminated. Along with that, time of construction is also reduced. All these contribute is reducing the cost of construction.
Flexibility: It is extremely easy to disassemble and relocate modular construction at different sites. Thus the demand of raw materials is significantly reduced, energy and time expenditure is minimum. Moreover, modular construction allows for flexibility of design, thereby opening doors of limitless opportunities. Since prefabricated construction units can be of different spaces, its neutral aesthetics is able to blend in with almost any building type.
Consistent Quality: Prefabricated construction occurs in a controlled manufacturing environment and follows specified standards. As a result the sub-assemblies are built of uniform quality.
Less Site Disruption: As the components of construction are in a factory, the truck traffic, equipment and material suppliers are less around the construction site. This limits the disruption of traditional jobsites that suffer from noise, pollution, waste and other common irritants.
Reduced Construction Time: As the sub-assemblies are mass-produced in a factory the time required is much less compared to that of on-site construction.
Safety: Since sub-assemblies are created in a factory-controlled environment utilizing dry materials, there is less risk for problems associated with moisture, environmental hazards and dirt.