Monday, June 8, 2015

Permanent Modular Construction vs. Traditional EVALUATED

In the preface of a newly released May 2015 study on best practices,  it is uncertain how much of the construction market permanent modular construction (PMC) constitutes in volume; however modular broadly is estimated to make up 3-5% of the total construction industry.  (MBI, 2011) Permanent Modular Construction “PMC” is an innovative, sustainable construction delivery method utilizing off-site, lean manufacturing techniques to prefabricate single or multi-story whole building solutions in deliverable module sections.


The National Institute of Building Sciences was instrumental in supporting this international study of construction projects that were examined to evaluate and quantify performance metrics.


In the executive summary of this report it states that the research studies off-site modular production processes using case studies in international permanent modular construction (PMC).  The PMC projects documented in the study provide a research test bed to evaluate the performance metrics attributed to off-site construction and the contingent qualitative contextual factors by which PMC and building design and construction may be realized.
Modcoach note: even though this is primarily about commercial modular construction, a lot of the data can be used by the modular home side of the industry. Super good read, sponsored in part by MBI.
CLICK HERE to download your own copy of the report.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Coach:
If they are wondering why many builders are switching back to stick building,the factories only have to look at their practices and how treat the individual builder. Exanple.....order goes in today but builder his told that the cannot get his unit until someime in September because they are now building apartments on the line and he will just have to wait. Guess what he tells the factory!!!!