Why fix something that is not broken? That’s probably what’s in the mind of most construction companies in the last 30 years. As we can see, not so many things have changed within the last decades in the construction industry. However, as urban areas age and construction costs keep on rising, construction industry has been faced with new challenges that can only be answered by a more efficient construction method. One of the most efficient methods to answer those challenges is by using the modular building method.
Urban areas all around the world are facing huge challenges as the buildings age faster than the people’s ability to rebuild. Another problem is, often the cost to rebuild these buildings are much higher than the expected income resulted fromthe new building. The cost associated with logistic in a construction project that takes place in a high population area is ridiculously high.
Modular construction process can reduce the duration for the on-site contruction up to 120 days. This would dramatically reduce the total cost, as well as the impact of the construction to the surounding area. This makes a huge difference, for a business place, lightweight construction methods mean less production costs and more profit margins they can expect from the new building. No wonder today many retail complex are built using modular construction methods.
Modular homes construction process have also helped a lot of families to return to their normal lives quickly after disaster stroke. Victims of hurricane on the gulf coast and wildlife ravaged hills in Southern California can come back to their homes after only several weeks after their homes were rebuilt with modular homes construction method.
These things are possible because modular construction can adapt to just about any floor plan, therefore there’s no problem when using this method to replace the previous structures on site.
Lightweight construction homes also get rid of all the hassles most regular buildings are facing with increased project size relating to sub-contractors, logistics, legal issues, and weather delays. As the size of project increases, all that is needed by modular construction are lightweight construction materials such as lightweight construction panels and the like. Almost all materials are built off-site and almost no sub-contractors are needed. The lightweight construction homes modern design also can be made watertight really quickly, so there will be no problem with weather delays especially in rainy season.
Probably you know some people who have built a new house lately, if you just ask them how much the total cost for them to build a house or simply do a renovation project, you will be surprised. Building lightweight construction homes don’t cost you a lot of money, there is always an option for almost any budget. You also have various designing options that can be matched with your budget. Some other lightweight construction advantages are quick, less human error factors, not a lot of waste produced, less disruption to the neighborhood, and many other benefits.