It is widely recognized that modular has the potential to reduce overall construction programs. In most cases, while onsite ground works are being completed, building modules are being manufactured in a controlled, factory environment. This means a large portion of works are completed simultaneously, reducing the building program from the outset. Once modules are delivered to site – pre-fitted with electrics, plumbing, heating, doors, windows and internal finishes – they are carefully craned into position on prepared foundations. This is a key driver for education facilities where disruption to staff and pupils needs to be kept to a minimum. Offsite construction is up to 50% quicker than traditional – buildings can be created onsite in timeframes as short as just four weeks. Offsite construction can reduce up to 90% of waste generated when compared with traditional construction methods. Some modular buildings are now manufactured using recyclable material from other projects.
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