A project that is designed and built as a total modular facility is typically delivered as a design-build project where the modular construction company is the single source for all design services, offsite construction, onsite assembly, and site development. In this video, Jim discusses options for design services and the use of in-house architects and engineers versus outside consultants.
- As we step through the discussion here in this course, … some of you may be asking why now? … Why are we just starting to do this? … Why didn't we start doing this 10 or 20 or 30 years ago? … - Prefabrication's been an idea … in the industry for a long time … and yet, we see this kind of cycle … of prefabrication actually being implemented. … So when I ask myself what's different now? … I think technology acts as a driver in a different way. … I think that the building industry … is really leveraging building informational models … to a greater extent, … which allows us to then take that technology-driven approach … to taking the data from those models … and using it for fabrication. … So we're able to exist as a company … that doesn't need to build the same component every time … because we have a jig that's of a finite size. … Instead, we're able to use technology … to maybe create something … that's more about mass customization … as opposed to mass production. … So we have a roll former here in our shop …
- What is modular construction?
- Advantages of modular construction
- Limitations of modular construction
- Combining on-site and premanufactured construction
- Benefits: Continuous improvement to sustainability