Another 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.
Permanent modular or relocatable construction modules can be integrated into site built projectsor stand alone as a turn–key solution and can be delivered with MEP, fixtures and interior finishes inless time, with less waste, and higher quality control compared to projects utilizing only traditionalsite built construction. A lot of research has been done in the last few years supporting the fact thatmodular construction is an efficient construction process which in the case of healthcare facilityconstruction can present significant advantages over the traditional–conventional constructionmethods.
Hospitals are considered as one of the most challenging of building types. Each hospital is builtof a wide types of units and departments which offer diagnostic and treatment; Laboratories andImaging, Urgent medicine services, Operating Rooms and many types of Inpatient wards. Each ofthese functions, including very complicated Electromechanical, and Structural systems, requirehigh levels of knowledge and professionalism. Thus why specialized planning team is essential inhospital planning, design and construction management and inspection.