In a changing world of innovation and environmental impact indicators, pre-fabricated construction and manufacturing is at the forefront of sustainable building. It is a model popularised by Nordic areas that ingeniously requires smart assembly not construction. They are becoming a practical, economical and environmentally efficient way to build in many sectors. As they are fast to assemble, sleek in design and addresses key sustainable areas, they are options increasingly appearing in healthcare settings, education and housing developments. At Chiodo Corporation this design philosophy is something we embrace and pre-fabrication module options will be something we embed in region specific property initiatives.
The main benefits making pre-fabricated construction a popular choice are that they are:
- Eco-Friendly – Modular construction is applauded for high energy efficiency and sustainable construction with a reduction in waste, in-house recycling with passive design principles and solar panel construction
- Financial Savings – Prefab construction is fixed, targets all budgets and can save significantly on ongoing construction financing costs
- Flexibility – Modular construction can be easily be disassembled and relocated to different sites. This significantly reduces the demand for raw materials, minimises expended energy and decreases time overall
- Consistent Quality – Prefabricated construction occurs in a controlled manufacturing environment and follows specified standards, the sub-assemblies of the structure are built to a uniform quality in weather-resistant factories, with multiple quality checks throughout the entire process
- Reduced Site Disruption – Since many components of a building are completed in the factory, there is significantly less disruptions of traditional job sites that suffer from noise, pollution, waste and other common issues making it a more efficient process.
- Shorter Construction Time – Shorter construction times allows developers to take on multiple projects, allowing businesses to grow rather than putting all their focus and resources on one project.
- Safety – As everything is created in a factory-controlled environment utilising dry materials, there is less risk for problems associated with moisture, environmental hazards and dirt.
‘Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It’s based on wonder.’ – Daniel Libeskind