The modular building is becoming more popular than ever not only here in the United States but in many other places all around the world as well. There are many uses for the modular building, and modular building practices themselves have a great number of benefits. And modular buildings and modular building techniques are becoming more popular than ever before, with as many as forty percent of all contractors – very nearly half – say that they want to bring in more uses of modular building into their businesses, and many already have.
There are many definable benefits to modular building practices. For one, portable buildings created through modular construction take far less time to fully construct. This is, in part, due to the fact that the majority of modular building actually takes place in a factory setting, with as much as ninety percent of the structure (and typically no less than sixty percent of it) fully built in a factory. Not only does this already speed the process along, it actually also prevents other delays that often happen at typical construction sites, such as weather delays. This speeds along the process by as much as forty percent, allowing for a great deal of efficiency in construction practices. On a whole, the modular building process is reduced by as much as half when compared to what the traditional process of building would look like for a similar structure.
On top of this, modular building can also reduce quite a bit of waste. Just thinking about it as a surface level already makes a lot of sense. After all, at the typical construction site you use quite a lot of materials – and generate quite a lot of waste in the process, from wood to tools to other waste materials. Modular building, however, does not have this problem thanks to the factory construction process, which allows very little waste to be generated. Of course, this has a hugely positive effect on not only the total cost of the modular construction project, but on the environment as a whole as well.
And there are many applications for modular building in our world, especially when it comes to the creation of the portable building. For one, modular building practices can be used to create school portables. These school portable buildings are important for schools for a number of reasons. For one, they can allow schools to deal with any overflow population in a cost effective and efficient way. In fact, the typical school portable building will only cost around thirty percent or so of the costs of building a full fledged classroom addition on to the existing building of the school. And the use of the school portable building is becoming more popular than ever, with more than thirty percent of all schools utilizing portable classrooms in some way, even though an impressive ninety nine percent of all schools here in the United States have at least one permanent building as well.
The use of modular building practices can be ideal for problems of church overflow as well, as churches have grown in congregation size quite a bit in recent years. To back this up, more than fifty one percent of the population of the United States currently states that they go to work on what is at least a somewhat regular basis – and there are now more than one hundred and fifty million unchurched people in the United States. The construction of a modular building can help to deal with this overflow, and can help to hold a congregation until a second church is built, as more and more churches that have ten thousand members are more are creating more than one site for their congregations to attend.
The use of the modular building is vast, and will become more and more popular in the years that are to come, by contractors and everyday people alike. The advantages of modular building are impressive, and are likely to continue to be so. In many ways, modular building provides the construction solution that we’ve been looking for so long in the U.S.