As a modular building manufacturer, we work closely with our clients to design the perfect system that’s affordable and eco-friendly. As a result, modular buildings are efficient, high-performance and low-waste, and comply with all environmental regulations. However, there’s always room for improvement. This is why we develop new processes and technologies to help make things better.
Traditional construction methods have historically been bad for the environment, so more and more designers are looking for greener alternatives. This includes looking at temporary as well as permanent buildings. Clients from the education to manufacturing sectors are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their negative environmental impact and modular buildings have proven to be a great step in this direction.
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We recently saw a sharp rise in modular buildings as they were deployed worldwide to provide emergency medical facilities and relief in the wake of disasters. Modular buildings at construction sites have been gaining attention across the board. Few expected they would turn out to be the solution to a problem we didn’t even know we had. When technology is being validated and put to the public eye in a new way, they generally shift to keep up with the demand.
Homes England has invested £30 million into modular home production. This is because they’ve recognized that modular construction is the way forward for the construction industry. This plan will provide much-needed housing at a quicker, more sustainable, and affordable rate. If construction relied on traditional methods, significant waiting times would span multiple years and lots of money would be needed.
The construction industry needs to catch up. The UK Green Building Council has reported that 400m tonnes of material are used in construction every year in the United Kingdom alone, which can’t be sustainable for an economy like ours. It’s time we consider going green. Modular building is a fast-growing construction method, which then can help reduce large environmental impacts. By 2025, 2.2 billion tonnes of construction and demolition waste will have been accumulated around the world. We need to urgently figure out how to reduce this landfill waste in order for our earth to remain habitable for future generations – modular construction is a great way to do this!
Are modular buildings energy efficient?
Modular buildings are great for sustainability because of how energy efficient they are. With the use of these modern systems, we help you save on construction costs by following environmentally-friendly regulations. The walls and roof are made out of energy-efficient materials that prevent heat leakage. The result is less wasted energy usage. Environmentally friendly building structures are highly energy-efficient and can significantly reduce carbon emissions. The lifetime of the buildings also promotes sustainability and an eco-friendly atmosphere.
How is volumetric manufacturing more sustainable?
Volumetric construction helps manufacture products in controlled factories which is good for the environment and decreases costs. Build times can be reduced by 50-60%, with an increase in quality, safety, and productivity.
More and more manufacturers are using modular construction to make things more efficient. It means you can plan ahead, knowing that everything you need has been made exactly in the right amount. You can find surplus materials around the site and they can be recycled or reused, which is not just good for your business but also reduces construction waste. The materials are also kept in a controlled environment, which means they will be of higher quality since the environment is sealed from weather conditions and other potential factors that could hamper their quality
How does being sustainable make modular buildings more affordable?
Installing environmentally friendly building features can be expensive but a modular design saves money over time. precision is important because less material means lower cost. Modular construction takes place entirely in the digital space, meaning that it can be communicated, tested, and vetted with the client during the design phase. This is a great benefit for both clients and architects. It means that everyone can review all the elements to finalize the design, without waiting for the building’s construction. This ensures that the manufacturer of the part has all the required materials available, without any excess stock and without extra costs.
Once the manufacturing process has kicked off, production is not hindered by delays or changes in materials. One of the great things about using project management software is that everything is readily available and completed at a set schedule. This eliminates wasted time and resources on extra, uncertain tasks – which all cost money in construction.
New and used modular buildings are certainly the next big step in changing the construction industry but better environmental standards rely on making people more aware and thoughtful of both the environmental and monetary costs.