Why Build Modular?
To give you some background on “Why Build Modular?” 21st Century Homes LLC made the decision to build our single-family homes using the innovative technologies of factory-built/modular construction early on for some very compelling reasons. . .
Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.
Structurally, modular buildings are generally stronger than conventional construction because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly. Building off site ensures better construction quality management. Materials that are delivered to the plant location are safely and securely stored in the manufacturer’s warehouse to prevent damage or deterioration from moisture and the elements. Manufacturing plants have stringent QA/QC programs with independent inspection and testing protocols that promote superior quality of construction every step of the way.
Beyond quality management and improved completion time, modular construction offers numerous other benefits to owners and their communities. Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces site disruption, vehicular traffic and improves overall safety and security.
21st Century Homes LLC works with levels of design and construction sophistication that will exceed all expectations. Since off-site construction was chosen early in the design development process, and the project was built around that methodology, to avoid redesigning. We essentially took a stick-built design, made significant design improvements and created a modular version to maximize all of these benefits!
We found, as owners and designers looking for more sustainable designs for improved environmental impact, modular construction was inherently a natural fit. Building in a controlled environment reduces waste through avoidance upstream rather than diversion downstream. This, along with improved quality management throughout the construction process and significantly less on-site activity and disturbance, inherently promotes sustainability.
So in conclusion . . . high quality, sustainable, innovative, efficient, cost-effective, and shorter time to completion . . .
“Why NOT Build Modular?”
We hope that this information has been helpful and are looking forward to meeting with you and answering any questions that you may have. Thank you!
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