Prefab & BIM Technology Lead to Fast-Track Efficiency
Prefabricated construction is definitely having a moment — and it stands to reason.
Also known as off-site or modular construction, this building method is the practice of bringing together components of a structure in a factory and then transporting the complete assemblies to the construction site where the structure is located.
- Blog Post
- April 2019
- Pekka Moilanen
2. Shorter Construction Time
3. Consistent Quality
Leveraging BIM in Prefab Construction
How does this building method become a serious player in the world of global construction?
After years of writing about modular construction, I’m happy to report that this innovative building method is finally making its mark on the global construction industry. But even as modular becomes more accepted in some markets, its popularity still varies widely from region to region.
With permanent modular construction (or PMC), you build with modules, so you spend 90% of the pre-construction time in the design and submittal phase. Of the remaining 10%, up to 95% can be completed in a factory-controlled setting. This makes the actual time on the job site extremely brief compared to traditional builds, but there are 5 crucial steps that need to be taken to make the construction process a success.