The Fastest Way to Build: Modular Construction

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The 3 Reason Why Modular is Faster


As the popular saying goes: “time is money.” This is especially true in the construction industry, where every minute counts. Traditional stick build construction can take months or even years to complete, especially if there are delays with weather or project management. That’s why more and more businesses are turning to modular building: it saves time and money. Get your company up and running. Learn why modular construction is faster than traditional construction.

modular building construction process

How Fast Can a Modular Building be Built?

A modular building can be completed and move-in ready in as little as 12 weeks. However, it is important to keep in mind that the timeline will vary, depending on the design and circumstances of the project.


timeline of modular construction vs. regular construction

Why is Modular Construction so Fast?

1. Controlled Construction Environment

Unlike conventional construction that is done exclusively on-site, a modular office building is almost completely built in a controlled factory setting. The controlled construction environment makes the process much more efficient, utilizing many recycled materials. The overall design of the project is broken up into pieces called “modules”, and each module is built separately.

Depending on the design, modular buildings can consist of multiple modules or one finished module. Once the modules are complete, they are shipped to the construction site where they are assembled to complete the final building.


modular buildings being built in a factory

2. No Bad Weather Delays/No Stolen Materials

Weather delays are one of the most common issues that affect traditional construction. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather. There is no way to predict the actual impact that weather conditions may have on conventional construction. Since modular construction takes place inside a controlled factory environment, the weather has no impact on construction.

Another issue that can cause delays with conventional construction is theft. Construction sites are often a prime target for thieves because of all the valuable equipment and heavy machinery that is stored there. With modular construction, theft is much less common because the materials and machinery are housed in a secure factory, rather than an open air setting.

Modular Building in the Factory

3. No Wait for Foundation to Set

With conventional construction, once permits are approved, the site is developed and the foundation is laid. Construction can’t begin until the foundation is ready. But that is not the case with modular construction.
A modular building does not have to be constructed on-site. Instead, it is assembled in a factory-like environment that could be miles away from the site. This makes construction possible at the same time as the foundation is being laid.

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