Although modular construction typically standardizes components to facilitate the process, the site conditions will always be unique on each project. In this video, Jim describes some of the challenges and considerations that must be taken into account during the land development phase of a project including ground conditions and utility connections.
- Field installation is a lot different … than being stick-built, … because the components come out quite large. … It's not just a single stud or a single track. … These things can weigh up to think of an automobile, … you know, 3,000, 3,500 pounds. … So it's a different mindset for the guys that are out there … erecting this stuff. … We do have a crew internally, … but you always have those customers that want to use … their own men to assemble it. … We always invite them in. … We want to show them how the parts go together, … how we add erection aids to it, … whether it's for lifting or assembling it, … aligning it, connecting it from floor to floor. … Those are components that are integrated into our panels. … The nice thing about it, when they come in, … they're usually shocked at the quality of the panel. … 'Cause we always tell them, take a tape to it. … What's that window opening? … You know, it's not going to rack, it's not going to change. … We put it in a fixture where our tracks …
- What is modular construction?
- Advantages of modular construction
- Limitations of modular construction
- Combining on-site and premanufactured construction
- Benefits: Continuous improvement to sustainability