Modular construction: Description
Modular units can form complete rooms, parts of rooms or highly useful separate units, such as WC. These require careful installation of the site and pre-compliance tests, which are carried out best off site and off the critical construction route. Planning limitations, such as delivery times, work time, noise control on the site. This can be best achieved through off-site fabrication and pre-installation checks. Construction operations can be controlled more precisely when modular units are used. Modular units can be used for a wide range of building types, from residential buildings to fully equipped buildings such as fast food restaurants where on-site construction times can be reduced by more than 60%.
It is often thought that modular construction is, by definition, more expensive than traditional construction. The Japanese housing construction market is dominated by modular construction and more than 150,000 projects are produced annually in modular form. The high degree of sophistication in the design state allows a considerable entry by the buyers in the finishing options and even in the internal design.