Most projects are not designed with modularization in mind. Once the architectural features of a project are established and designed, it is often not economically feasible to convert the entire project to a modular design. In this video, Jim discusses how to identify portions of the project that lend themselves to easy modular conversion.
- I've discussed some of the benefits … that offsite prefabrication brings to individual projects, … but there are some benefits that over time could result … in improvements to the entire industry. … In a factory environment, … there are more opportunities for continuous improvement. … Those opportunities just don't present themselves that much … in a traditional onsite construction environment. … And even when they do, … we oftentimes are just not in the position … to capture them and capitalize on them. … - We have a automation department … that also is part of production control. … We also have a product development. … And our product development, … they always seem to come up with these wild ideas that, … can we put this on this panel? … Can we incorporate this on a panel? … Can you do this with windows and a little bit of metal … and a little bit of that? … And it's kind of neat because we call them prototype mockups. … And at first I was a little skeptical. … Coming from the industry myself, I'm thinking, …
- What is modular construction?
- Advantages of modular construction
- Limitations of modular construction
- Combining on-site and premanufactured construction
- Benefits: Continuous improvement to sustainability