Prefabrication is becoming more common in construction. If you know about prefabrication services (also known as modular construction), you probably connect it to the mass production of buildings, such as homes in a suburban housing project. That is one use for prefabrication, but unfortunately it often leads people to think that this construction process is only for low-quality, inexpensive projects that need to be churned out like in a factory.
But prefabrication has multiple uses. All it means is that many of the components of a construction project (walls, steel frames, plumbing, HVAC equipment, sheet metal) are manufactured off-site and then transported to the site for assembly and integration, rather than building the components on-site.
Why Prefabrication Is Beneficial
If you’re still unsure if prefabrication services are what your planned project needs, we have a list of how this construction process is beneficial.
An easier flow at the construction site
The fewer disruptions that occur at the building construction site, the better. A large part of the project is removed to another location, and this takes with it equipment and vehicles, as well as noise pollution, waste, and general messiness. This creates a more streamlined workflow at the site.
Improved workflow isn’t the only benefit of taking away extra equipment and making for a cleaner site. Prefabrication improves safety as well by lowering the chance for accidents. Many byproducts of the fabrication process can be harmful, and having them built in a controlled environment away from the job site helps prevent health hazards to workers.
Building components off-site can save money on your project’s budget. Prefabrication companies receive bulk discounts from suppliers. It’s also faster and less costly to fabricate components in a controlled environment, lowering the cost of mistakes and further streamlining the project.
You’ll receive uniform quality on the parts built off-site because of the conditions under which they’re manufactured. The same crew works on all parts, and they don’t have to worry about fluctuations in the weather. All the parts go through a more rigorous series of quality control checks, which is simply not available on site.
This specific benefit is crucial to us, because we are focused on responsible use of natural resources and can LEED-certify a building. Prefabrication lowers the amount of waste created during construction, and what waste there is can be recycled rather than sent to a landfill. Because the parts are better constructed, it means improved insulation in walls, ducts, and a general increase in the energy efficiency of the completed building.
Work With the Full-Service Pros
We are a full-service construction company and offer prefabrication services in Olympia, WA. One of our core values is responsibility, and this includes creating an environment that is safe, efficient, and eco-friendly so each project we complete for a client is also safe, efficient, and eco-friendly. Make an appointment to speak to one of our commercial experts to learn more about what we can do for your project.
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