The Future of Modular Construction

August 14, 2019 in Modular Technology
Construction workers look out over modular building site.

Modular construction has provided amazing benefits to families, schools, churches, private companies, and other groups. Prefabricated buildings help organizations save time, money, and energy during emergency situations and for everyday use. Modular buildings are now playing a larger role, especially as technological advances broaden possibilities for new applications.

Low-Cost Modular Housing

With many major U.S. cities experiencing homeless crises, affordable housing is more important than ever. Modular buildings can be constructed in as little as half the time it takes to build traditional structures. Efficiency in building processes also translates to lower costs, making this type of construction the perfect solution for growing public-housing needs. The number of single-family modular houses on the market continues to increase, as well.

Technological Advances

The modular construction industry has more tools than ever at its disposal to streamline the building process. Drones aren’t only for delivering small packages and creating travel videos. These days, they provide engineers, architects, and other construction pros with new views of their work. Lightweight drones flown below 400 feet don’t require companies to apply for permits through the FAA. Drones can even be created using 3D printers. With building information management, or BIM, builders and stakeholders alike can access a three-dimensional model of a building. BIM allows builders and planners to analyze and document the construction process while demonstrating how the final product will be used.

Other Pre-Fab Construction Benefits

Prefabricated buildings offer efficiency, sustainability, and affordability in a nearly limitless variety of settings. While ideal for urban and suburban areas, this type of construction is also well-suited to sites located far from city centers. From isolated U.S. farm towns to remote African villages, building off-site creates new possibilities for lower-cost construction with little or no waste. Construction crews can also benefit. Far less travel time is required, and employee safety is improved because workers no longer need to work at dangerous heights. Building components are constructed in factories and assembled on-site.

Satellite: The Future of Self Storage

Modular construction offers smart solutions for a wide range of needs. From post-disaster workplaces to economical housing, prefabricated buildings provide shelter faster than constructing conventional structures. Recent innovations promise to improve every aspect of the building process for greater safety, speed, and affordability. Satellite Shelters is proud to be part of this exciting industry. Contact us today to find out how you can enjoy the many benefits of modular buildings.

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