What Is a Prefabricated Building?
Prefabricated buildings (prefabs) are not new, but using these versatile structures is becoming far more common. So why are so many organisations and companies now choosing a prefabricated building over a conventional structure? Here’s a look at the benefits of prefabricated buildings and a few of the most popular prefabricated industrial buildings we produce.A prefabricated building, often called a “prefab”, is a structure made in sections remotely and then transported to your site for assembly and use. Once all the elements are joined, the structure forms a fully functional and watertight building.
What are the advantages of prefabrication in construction?
The prefabricated building market is gaining momentum and is expected to be worth more than $153 billion by 2026 . The main reasons for this rapid growth include the following:
Modular Construction is Time and Cost Effective
A traditional building can take months or even years to complete. Bad weather delays and unreliable labour can lead to projects running over time and budget. In contrast, a prefabricated building is made remotely using the latest technology. This process can reduce the build time and cost by up to 50%.
The Quality and Durability of Prefabricated Structures
The materials used to form a modular building are carefully chosen due to their strength and durability. The galvanised steel frames and insulated sandwich panel walls outperform many conventional brick-and-mortar builds. They adhere to international building codes and meet current seismic and cyclonic regulations.
Prefabrication Minimises Onsite Risk and Disruption
Modular buildings are manufactured remotely, significantly reducing the risk to those onsite. Most prefab structures only require minimal foundations, which you can lay quickly before the prefabricated building arrives.
Prefab Construction is More Environmentally Friendly
Prefabricated construction methods are far more sustainable. The tightly controlled manufacturing process ensures fewer waste materials and minimal harmful carbon emissions.
A Prefabricated Building is Easy to Assemble and Dismantle
Prefab structures are lightweight and designed to be easy to assemble and dismantle. This makes prefabs ideal for temporary construction sites or for companies that may need to relocate staff in the future.
Which prefabricated structures are the most suitable for construction sites?
Module-T manufactures a wide range of modular structures for commercial and industrial use. One of the primary industries we supply is the construction sector, as the strength and durability of our buildings make them ideal for temporary sites and use in remote locations. We provide all the structures necessary to form an entire labour camp, including office and accommodation buildings, dormitories, canteen and catering buildings, locker rooms, guard houses, and WC and sanitary containers. All our buildings can be joined, stacked, or stand alone to form an entire working camp. Alternatively, you can order a single building to expand an existing site. You can customise each structure to suit your needs and purpose, and all can be assembled quickly using the lifting hooks supplied and simple tools. Please see our website or contact us for more information on our products and services.