Time Saving – Reduced Overall Construction TimeConstruction of modular buildings takes place simultaneously with the site works, allowing projects to be completed earlier.
Since the production of modular buildings can happen simultaneously with the site foundation works and the assembly is much faster than in traditional construction, projects can be completed from 50% to 60% faster than in cases of on–site construction. Furthermore, since a significant portion of the construction is completed inside a factory, which mitigates the risk of weather delays from 60% to 90%.
Buildings are completed earlier, occupied sooner and create a faster return on investment.
Overall Cost SavingsThe use of prefabrication construction methodology allows cost savings at every phase of the production process due to mass production, for example: material savings at the procurement stage and labor savings at the construction phase additional savings can be associated with installation efficiencies and the standardization of the spaces. Shorter construction time inducing lower overhead costs, earlier opening of the new facility generating higher rate of return on investment (ROI) and systematic production under strict QCQA, hence reduced lost material and higher efficiency are all important parameters in the overall cost savings which are induced by using the prefabricated modular construction systems.
Minimizing Environmental Impact of the Construction ProcessProtecting the health of the patients is one of the biggest challenges to hospitals and other healthcare facilities during construction. Any construction project, no matter how well managed it is, will create at least some dust and debris. While this would not present a problem in most construction sites, in a hospital, dust and debris can be life-threatening if not handled properly.
Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces site disruption, noise pollution, air pollution, infection risks (infection control may be the most important consideration when it comes to hospital construction projects.) Thence, for hospitals, or other active businesses, reducing on-site construction activity and thereby eliminating a large part of the ongoing construction hazards, is a tremendous advantage.
As owners and designers look for more sustainable designs for improved environmental impact, modular construction is inherently a natural fit. Building in a controlled environment reduces waste. Waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory and protecting building materials. This, along with improved quality management throughout the construction process and significantly less on-site activity and disturbance, promotes sustainability. Based on this evidence, the contribution of the modular prefabricated construction system to achieve “Green Building”.
Safer Construction EnvironmentSafety remains a major concern for the construction management. Construction by nature has a high degree of hazardous activities. The price of construction accidents is high in terms of both Costs and suffer.
Accidents add a burden of needless and avoidable expense. Direct costs include medical cost and compensation. Indirect hidden costs include:
- Time lost from work by the injured party
- Loss in earning power, economic loss to injured worker’s family
- Loss of efficiency by breaking up crew
- Cost to train new or replacement employees
- Damage to equipment and tools
- Loss of production
- Cost incurred by delays
- Overhead costs associated with disruption of work
- Clean up and repair costs
- Administrative costs of investigations and reports
- Increased insurance premiums
- Loss of future projects due to adverse publicity
- Cost of fines
The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents for workers as well as provides improved on–site working conditions, less noise and air pollution, less on–site traffic, turns the working zone into a safer environment with lower risks. Thus giving additional value to the contractor cannot be neglected.
Greater Flexibility and Reuse–Presenting a Relocatable Modular BuildingAnother advantage of the special prefabricated modules is their ease of relocation when the need arises, reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of energy expended to erect a building to meet the new need.
A Relocatable Building is a partially or completely assembled building that complies with applicable codes and regulations and is constructed in a building manufacturing facility using a modular construction process.
Relocatable modular buildings are designed to be reused or repurposed multiple times and transported to different building sites.
Relocatable modular buildings are utilized mainly for medical clinics and to any application where a relocatable building can meet a temporary space need. These buildings offer fast delivery, ease of relocation, low-cost reconfiguration, accelerated depreciation schedules and enormous flexibility. These buildings are essential in cases where speed, temporary space and the ability to relocate are necessary.