Prefab buildings made of uniform sections or modules are marked by comparable if not better high quality production in comparison with the traditional building construction. This method means that sections are constructed away from the building site, and delivered later to the location intended. The components are assembled on-site and installation is completed, sometimes also by using a crane. The modular units can be placed side by side or stacked, allowing for a diversity of styles. The major advantages of modular building construction is that they are safe, green and constructed fast. These advantages are leading more and more customers in private and business spheres alike to choose the modular high quality solution, which is marked by positive traits of safety, ecology and speed. These qualities alone are enough to determine future trends, which will be guided even more towards adaptability and high-speed, sometimes instant market reactions and fluctuations, thus making the need for quick and high quality versatility ever more valued and necessary in the sector.
While traditional construction is invariable and less flexible, the modular buildings are much more apt to adaptability and they do not lose much on comparable safety standards. Perhaps some still believe that anything away from perceived traditional processes is less acceptable and less safe, but modern technological advances and processes are high quality solutions for standardized modular construction methods. Safety is a trait, cherished by users and business partners, and can add to the longevity of the product and construction process. The quality of materials for fixed construction and modular types is the same. Modularity does not mean mobile homes. Modularity means conforming to all adequate local building codes, making the product harmonised and comparable with healthy and fire safety standards. Construction indoors also reduces the risk of accidents and liabilities linked.
Production of modular buildings being less wasteful, the assembly creates fewer disturbances on-site and encourages ecological forward-thinking. Greater variability and reuse are key, as modular buildings are assembled and refurbished anew on several locations. This diminishes the search for further new raw materials and minimizes the amount of resources needed to construct a new building. Less material waste is produced by eliminating waste through recycling materials, control of resources and safeguarding building materials. The structures are completed off-site, in a factory, which means that dry materials are used and the possibility of high humidity of new structures is reduced. Safety standards are respected and ecological production is encouraged, which also raises the image of the sector and the brand in the eyes of the consumer. Especially younger generations value flexible and ecological approaches, which is in line with their life philosophies of living closer to nature according to high technological and ethical standards.
Modular building construction occurs simultaneously with working on-site, which means that projects can be finished in half the time on traditional construction. Some argue that this figure is lower, but it is customary to rate the production time with at least a third of what the traditional method would be. This is also because up to two thirds of the working process takes places inside a factory, mitigating the risk of delays due to weather conditions. Occupants can move in sooner, return on investment takes place faster. Speed being an important determinant factor in modern life, ever more value is placed on quick and prompt reactions of the sector. Being able to deliver on time and adapt to changes in the course of the process is crucial in the eyes of the modern consumer. Business partners value adaptability and flexibility, and this trend is increasing all over the globalized world.
Design of modular building construction is not in any way inferior to classical building design. Fresh, light and natural materials are used for fitting in with external aesthetics of existing buildings. It is practically impossible to distinguish between modular buildings and the more traditionally built ones. Limitless design options are stacked by following different styles, from country to bohemian and minimalist, which please the consumer and are virtually indistinguishable from buildings constructed by modular construction methods. Especially urban consumers and women will value versatile design and sometimes choose form over quality. This does not mean that high quality is at risk, but just that design is an important choice determinant.
Together with high safety benchmarks, a speedy production process and a focus on sustainability, the aesthetics is the cherry on the cake of modular building construction. It is not unlikely that future years will see a developing trend of market growth, boosted by life-choices and demographical developments of many countries in the world.