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The Affordable Housing Crisis โ€” and How Modular Can Help

The Affordable Housing Crisis โ€” and How Modular Can Help

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.

From Vision to Reality: Bringing Modular to the Masses

From Vision to Reality: Bringing Modular to the Masses

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.

4 Steps to a Successful Off-site Construction Process

4 Steps to a Successful Off-site Construction Process

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.

Off-site Construction: 5 Factors to Consider Before Breaking Ground

Off-site Construction: 5 Factors to Consider Before Breaking Ground

To avoid mistakes that can both cost you time and blow your budget, construction firms are focusing more and more on impactful pre-construction practices. Before even breaking ground, meticulous plans are put into place to keep your project on track from start to finish.

Why Coordination is Key in Off-site Construction

Why Coordination is Key in Off-site Construction

With any type of construction, meeting โ€” or missing โ€” a deadline can make or break a project. This is especially true with an off-site build, where efficiency and accelerated timelines are touted as major benefits. These benefits are often the reason the building method is chosen over traditional construction in the first place.

Planning for Prefab: The Steps to a Successful Off-site Build

Planning for Prefab: The Steps to a Successful Off-site Build

The benefits of off-site construction are undeniable. From more efficient processes to quicker training and safer conditions, the inherent advantages of this unique building method speak for themselves. Still, much of the traditional construction industry has been slow to adopt off-site construction โ€” even in situations where it would be ideal for a particular market.

Vertex Showroom: Remote Construction Made Easy

Vertex Showroom: Remote Construction Made Easy

In construction, collaboration is crucial. Even in the most seamless situations, projects are only successful when all members of the building team come together to make decisions, solve problems, and share information.

New Online Support Service for Vertex BD Free Trial Users

New Online Support Service for Vertex BD Free Trial Users

Finding the best ways to support and educate our customers is always our top priority, but it’s especially important during this challenging time. By combining free access to our team of experts as well as other members of the industry, we hope to help you better prepare for the future of construction โ€” whatever that future may look like.

The Rise of the Prefab Market: Part 2

The Rise of the Prefab Market: Part 2

Prefab construction has been in use for decades. But new reports are finding the method has become more popular in recent years as architects, engineers, designers, contractors, and buyers recognize its benefits.

The Rise of the Prefab Market: Part 1

The Rise of the Prefab Market: Part 1

The benefits of prefab construction are undeniable. But do these benefits have the power to produce a genuine, widespread, and sustainable impact on the residential and commercial real estate markets?

Prefab Systems + BIM โ€” a Winning Combination

Prefab Systems + BIM โ€” a Winning Combination

To truly appreciate prefab construction and all its benefits, you have to understand how prefab structures come together. We take a closer look at the two different types of prefab systems, as well as the pros and cons of each.

The Power of Prefab to Increase Efficiency and Save Money โ€“ Part 1

The Power of Prefab to Increase Efficiency and Save Money โ€“ Part 1

For decades, construction has fallen short in the areas of efficiency and performance. But today, thanks to a recent shift toward off-site manufacturing-style production, there’s an opportunity for construction processes to speed up โ€” an advancement that will save a significant amount of time and money.

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