Benefits of Modular

Modular design and construction offer benefits and cost savings throughout the entire development lifecycle. The true value of modular comes from viewing project benefits holistically. Harnessing the full potential of modular requires an experienced team like JMA, who understand how to combine the complexities of modular for a lucrative outcome.

Does modular construction save money? YES. It adds value through the entire development lifecycle.
Construction takes place in a in a factory-controlled environment using pre-negotiated labor rates, often in a cheaper market. Boxes are fully finished, shipped to the jobsite, and set with a crane. Minimal time on-site and minimal trade work reduces the amount of labor and the overall time on site, significantly reducing costs.

The real value in modular is in the construction timeline. Factory construction happens in parallel with on-site foundation development. Once the foundation is ready, boxes are stacked on site, and a five-floor project can be completed in less than six weeks. Parallel development and the accelerated timeline potentially save 6-8 months on a construction schedule.
The shorter schedule also allows contractors to better time construction projects during ideal weather. Foundations are poured in the spring, and boxes are set in the summer, eliminating the need to work through the winter or pay to heat a construction site. .

The typical modular construction schedule savings of 6-8 months benefits developers by reducing the amount spent on lengthy carrying costs or interest on construction loans.

Modular construction is geared toward sustainable outcomes, and aligns with the goals of the 2030 Challenge for Architecture. Factory production produces less than 2% construction waste, where a typical jobsite sees 9%-12% of materials discarded. A case study by the University of Alberta concluded there was a 43% carbon emissions reduction using modular construction. The factory environment also provides superior quality control for maintaining tighter air and weather barriers, improving overall energy performance.

 


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Does modular construction save money? YES. It adds value through the entire development lifecycle. Construction takes place in a factory-controlled environment using pre-negotiated labor rates, often in a cheaper market. Boxes are fully finished, shipped to the jobsite, and set with a crane. Minimal time on-site and minimal trade work reduces the amount of labor and the overall time on site, significantly reducing costs.