Most people know that in-factory construction is faster than traditional, site-built construction. But there are several more advantages to in-factory building. Here are a few that may impact your decision on where to build.
1. Precision Assembly
The repeatable 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 proceeds through the assembly line, frequent checks confirm strict adherence to specifications. Components that fail to meet specifications are corrected immediately, not found and repaired later. The end result is consistent quality that’s reflected in the finished product.
2. Weather Protection
Materials at jobsites are subject to all sorts of weather, from rain and snow to damaging winds. Water-soaked lumber can be prone to mold and, at the very least, weakened. Over time, exposure to the elements can diminish structural rigidity.
That’s not the case in a factory. Materials under construction are protected from the environment at all times and weather-sealed before they leave for the site.
3. Reduced Waste
Factory construction allows builders to keep materials in stock and ready to use. Throughout the construction process, and in future projects, 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. For builders and developers, less money spent on unused materials and waste management goes directly to your bottom line.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Reduced site disruption also describes the benefit of building offsite. With construction happening elsewhere, noisy construction that disrupts business operations, teaching or patient recovery is minimal.
As you consider the needs and goals of your next project, consider these benefits and the speed of modular. For many, building offsite is the road to making better buildings faster.