What is Volumetric Modular?
|Volumetric modular building brings a number of advantages, compared to traditional onsite building construction, making it highly appealing to buyers, manufacturers and policy makers. More specifically, volumetric modular techniques are faster, cheaper and result in high-quality buildings.
In addition, modular building reduces material waste. As the building materials are kept inside the factory, they cannot easily be stolen, vandalized, or ruined. Therefore, there is no need to replace the materials and supplies.
In addition, by manufacturing the building offsite in the controlled environment of the factory, it is possible to monitor closely the building’s quality during manufacturing and provide an edifice of standardised and easily reproducible quality. In fact, studies found up to 75% fewer defects in offsite buildings.
More specifically, studies found modular construction to be 40-60% cheaper than traditional onsite building.
In addition, by using pre-set module and by reducing the chances of possible delays, costs are fixed and kept under control.
Finally, the offsite method enables to manufacture highly energy efficient buildings, therefore reducing future energy costs.
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Urgent need for homes
Modular construction can help addressing this issue by quickly providing affordable, high-quality homes for families or solutions for social housing.
Working offsite, in indoor and in a protected environment is more favourable and less demanding than working outdoor, onsite. With people more motivated to work on a building production line, it is possible to overcome the construction skill shortage that is affecting the country.