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
For modular construction, a building method where many of the structure’s parts are prefabricated in a factory setting before being assembled on-site, 2020 and the first part of 2021 proved to be periods of tremendous growth. Why?
With the right moves, real estate developers can be significant players in the move to modular. Timelines will accelerate, construction costs will lower, and efficiencies will increase across the board. Why not start now?
As of late last year, roughly 900 million people were living in informal settlements worldwide, and the UN estimates that by 2030, 3 billion people will need affordable housing in major cities. So, how can cities address the need to build safe, affordable housing in a way that’s still mindful of the environment? The answer may come down to construction methods.