A Look At The Benefits Of Modular Construction In The United States And Around The World


The modular office – as well as the modular home – is becoming more and more popular all across the country of the United States as a way to repurpose spaces like unused warehouses as well as old and discarded steel shipping containers. But the typical modular office is not only environmentally friendly, it’s a great way to reduce building costs as well, making it the ideal space for a temporary dwelling while the final building is in production, such as in the case of building a new school or even a new church (as more and more people are joining churches and church congregations are therefore growing on a large scale, leaving the church with no choice but to rebuild or move part of the congregation to a bigger location). The modular office or home can also even be a permanent residence, lasting as long as twenty years, if not even longer, when well kept up and well cared for over the course of time as it passes on. Whether your modular office is permanent or relocatable, the implementation of the modular office can bring many benefits to your company or place of business.

Another benefit of building a modular home or a modular office building like a warehouse office is that the construction of such structures is typically much faster than the construction of other types of buildings (or even the same types of buildings) using more traditional brick and mortar methods of construction. This can be directly tied to the fact that as much as ninety percent (and typically no less than sixty percent, which is still more than half) of all the prefabricated construction that is done in the United States will be conducted in either a warehouse or a factory setting, thus speeding up the process of building a modular office building or a modular home by a considerable amount of time. For instance, the typical office or home that is constructed using typical and traditional methods of construction can take up to six months or sometimes even longer to be completed. Some modular construction projects, on the other hand, can be ready in as little as two weeks. In fact, in China, where modular construction has also become popular, one building that had a whopping total of fifty seven levels was able to be constructed through modular methods in as few as nineteen days, less than three full weeks and far less than a month.

The typical modular office or modular warehouse office is likely to save a good chunk of change for everyone involved, partly because methods of construction are so quick. But because modular offices and modular homes are often made using recycled materials, there is also little need for the use of other materials such as brick, concrete, mortar, and the like. And if these materials do end up being needed and used, they are able to be used to a much lesser extent than they would have been in methods of more traditional construction. On top of this, the labor it takes to construct modular buildings is far less than the labor needed through traditional means of construction, meaning that labor costs for modular construction are also often considerably reduced. All in all, modular construction methods can save the builders as much as twenty percent of the total cost, and typically no less than nine percent of the total cost, which is still a considerable amount of money that is able to be saved and repurposed into something else, something more valuable and necessary.

Modular construction is key and is hugely beneficial for so many reasons such as the ones that have been briefly discussed above and even more that have not been fully covered in this short article. Because of this, modular construction is more prevalent than ever before, used for everything from office buildings to medical centers. Modular construction can also build homes for those who are without affordable housing, as well as construct affordable hotels, a more common application of the modular building process.