In previous blog entries, we have discussed in great detail the benefits modular construction brings to the manufacturing world. How it saves on labor and energy and resource costs, etc. but we have never really discussed the subtle ways you save money, time and effort by choosing modular construction instead of engaging in hard labor.
Think about conventional construction crews for a second. More times than not, crews underestimate the amount of material they will need for a particular project. This causes major delays as construction is halted because a new order of material has to be placed. Also, many Foremen make their laborers run back and forth from hardware stores as they need more material, especially if changes need to be made or there are miscalculations on required materials. This can really make the budget inflate because they are not going through a wholesaler.
This can take up quite a bit of time, especially if adjustments need to be made in a rural area where potential supply outlets can be miles away. These sorts of inefficiencies can account for more working hours, gas being used up as workers make supply runs, materials being wasted, plans being altered, resulting in demolished sections, really anything.
With modular construction, all of the planning and assembly happens at one site, in a controlled facility. Everything is planned out advance before the modular building is brought to the site, where it is installed and completed. Through planning and controlled manufacturing, many of the errors that can arise during the course of conventional construction simply dissipate, thus saving you time and money. Of course, mistakes can be made anywhere; but with modular construction, a mistake can be found and corrected much more timely and efficiently, especially considering the nature of the module itself.
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