Modular construction moves most of the building phase out of the field and into an assembly plant. In this video, Jim describes the manufacturing process and discusses how the process differs when components are standardized and built in a controlled, offsite facility using modern manufacturing tools and techniques.
- When it comes to field assembly … of prefabricated components, … there is another issue … that has to be acknowledged and addressed. … - There are challenges that come along with it. … When you look at field tolerances. … You know, concrete has tolerance, … steel has tolerance, we have tolerance. … Especially with us, … when we're building something where all of our components … are rolled from the model, … we're not relying on somebody to cut it … or somebody to use a tape measure. … Our systems can become more accurate … and so our field tolerance can go down. … But in order to not have other … subs tolerance interfere with us, … we have to account for that. … So a lot of our details will have slipped connections … or tolerances built in so that we know we're good … and that everything is being done accurately. … But if the concrete's out within tolerance, … he contractually doesn't have to change it. … It can stay where it's at and so we have … to kind of deal with it and the typical method …
- What is modular construction?
- Advantages of modular construction
- Limitations of modular construction
- Combining on-site and premanufactured construction
- Benefits: Continuous improvement to sustainability