The Rules of Modular Design: Part 2

The Rules of Modular Design: Part 2

calendar icon January 10, 2018

In the last post, we discussed some of the basic ‘rules’ of modular construction. This includes all individuals interested in portable buildings should be aware of before they invest. However, there are several more rules to be aware of that can help you make the best decision possible. Here’s part two of our guide to understanding the rules of modular design and construction.

The Rules of Modular Design:

Building site preparation is critical

Even though permanent modular construction “PMC” is 60% to 90% completed in a factory-controlled environment, it’s then transported and assembled at the final building site. Which means the site needs to be fully prepared with a foundation. (Since the modules need to rest on perfectly straight lines.) Additionally, you also need a high clearance around the building site. Since some modular buildings are really large, it can take down branches, trees, and power lines with improper handling. The crane is also an important element that needs clearance. Since it tends to swing around the entire building site while lifting and placing modules for assembly.

Leave it to the professionals

Some companies offer a ‘DIY’ type of service. This allows the building and transportation of the portable building to the building site. After that, it’s up to the consumer to assemble it and get it up and running. While these types of services can sound tempting for financially conscious consumers looking to avoid having to pay contractor fees, it’s critical to realize the significant amount of work involved with assembling any modular building. Unless you have substantial experience as a contractor, it’s always best to leave the construction to the professionals. Modular construction contractors have undergone specialized training programs designed to help them deal with a number of common issues that arise during the modular building process. In fact, there are many mortgage companies that forbid homeowners to attempt this method.

With a controllable manufacturing environment, modular construction have fewer weather delays or damage than traditional construction. Which allows the completion of projects to be 40% faster. That being said, it’s important to be aware of these rules before investing in any type of modular building. For more information about modular buildings for sale, contact ABS.

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