Commercial multi-family builders save time, save money, and increase quality when they choose modular building technology. Commercial buildings not familiar with modular construction first need to learn about and understand the numerous benefits realized by using systems-built modular construction.
Modular buildings are constructed using conventional building practices and materials with one significant difference. The construction takes place inside a climate controlled factory where production staff turns out completely complete modules. While the modules get shipped to the job site via truck, there is there is nothing temporary about a hotel, student housing apartment complex, or an assisted living facility built with modular construction. Once the modules arrive on site, they are set and finished.
Examples of Commercial Multi-Family Projects
DeLuxe Building Systems, a Pennsylvania based modular server, maintains an up-to-date portfolio that shows what's possible with modular. Here are some samples.
- The Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas is a six story, 210 unit hotel contracting 181,173 square feet.
- The Muhlenberg College features a modular student housing complex with 60 units across four stories and 25, 920 square feet.
- The Bellmawr senior living facility in Bellmawr, NJ is a three story, 130 unit modular apartment project that includes 114, 919 square feet.
Looks a lot like any other form of construction, does not it? You may also be surprised to learn that some of those projects include steel framing. Modular construction using steel can be used for buildings up to 12 stories.
Modular Construction Benefits
Now that we have a better understanding of what modular building technology can achieve, we can focus on some of the benefits of building with modular. Save time and meet your deadlines. Modular construction happens year round in a climate controlled environment regardless of weather conditions. Modular construction may cut construction time up to 50% compared to traditional construction practices.
Save money. Shorter construction times mean projects recognize cash flow sooner and lessen the duration of construction loans. Since most of the building materials are stored in an off-site factory, there will be less work site theft. And depending on the type of project, modules arrive at the job site up to 85% complete.
Increase quality. When protected by a factory roof, raw materials are protected from common problems, such as rot and warp. With modular construction, quality is built into each project, not inspected in, and each step of the modular construction process incorporates consistent building practices.
Before you start that next hotel, student housing, apartment complex, housing development, or retirement facility, consider modular construction. You might be surprised.