Modular construction is faster than traditional, site-built construction. But, there are more advantages of modular construction as well. Here are a five which you should consider few that may impact your decision on where to build.
- Precision Assembly
The repetitive nature of in-factory construction allows builders to continuously improve equipment and processes that cannot be reproduced onsite. Cuts and connections are practiced and confirmed accurate. As the building progresses, frequent QA checks confirm strict adherence to specifications and codes. This means that there is consistent quality that’s reflected in the finished product.
- Weather Protection
Building materials at jobsites are subject to all sorts of weather conditions. Water-soaked lumber can be prone to mold or weakened. Over time, exposure to the elements can diminish structural rigidity. That’s not the case in a factory. Modular homes are protected from the environment at all times and weather-sealed before they leave for the site.
- Reduced Waste
Factory construction allows builders to keep materials in stock and ready to use. Throughout the construction process, remnant materials are used where possible instead of being discarded as scrap. Bulk ordering of materials also reduces packaging waste. Cutting construction waste is environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Less money spent on unused materials and waste management goes directly to your bottom line.
- Quality Control
Every construction project is subject to state and local inspections. With in-factory construction, more checks are conducted regularly throughout the process to confirm that every cut and connection is right and tight. Issues are corrected immediately and inspectors confirm the building is 100% within spec before the building leaves for the site.
- Reduced Site Disruption
Modular buildings are designed to stand on their own. They don’t require support from the foundation. This means they require less foundation work at the site which saves time and money, and creates more opportunities for placement. As you consider the needs and goals of your next project, consider these benefits and the speed of modular construction. For many, building offsite is the road to making better homes faster. For more information on modular construction, contact Virginia Homes Building Systems.