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The Benefits of Modular Design

Unlike other designs, modular construction has all kinds of benefits from being cost-effective to economical construction.

If you like the way LEGO blocks look you’re probably someone who loves modular design.

What is a modular design and what do these colorful toys that have been around since 1932 have to do with modular design?

Firstly, modular design is “The concept of having separate modules which are built-in isolation to then come together to create a working unit.”

It’s said these modules can be put together individually, and connected in different ways, offering endless possibilities in design.

As for the plastic building blocks, they are the most known example of modular design and “every architect’s favorite toy: LEGO.”

Other examples of modular design include famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water House,” and the award-winning 9-story tower in New York City, Carmel Place, built by nArchitects.

According to ArchitectureQuote.com, the tower was built remotely and separately, saving the costs of on-site developments, and, “It is the first micro-unit apartment building in New York as well as the tallest modular buildings in the city.”

Benefits Galore

Unlike other designs, modular construction has all kinds of benefits from being cost-effective to economical construction.

Here’s a close look at some modular design benefits and why you might want to consider this type of design when building a home, office space, school, or commercial real estate property.

Fast Construction

Modular building projects can be done fast, some say about 30-50% quicker than traditional construction methods. By choosing to build modular, the indoor construction process can take place alongside a site and its foundation without worrying about weather delays.

Off-site Construction

Modular buildings are constructed off-site in modules and then brought to a site in flat-packed panels, ready to build.

In general, building off-site is changing the construction process for businesses, schools, and individuals, ensuring better construction quality management and less interference.

Minimal Impact on Day-to-Day

A major key benefit to building modular is it removes 80% of the construction activity from a site location – this means schools or businesses can still operate with minimal disruption.

Eco-friendly Materials

Modular buildings are quite environmentally friendly because they’re usually constructed with eco-friendly and recycled building materials. Also, by doing most of the building off-site, it means less waste from beginning to end.

Cost-effective

Modular constructions are more cost-effective and are completed faster. Some companies specializing in modular design include their services, unlike a professional architect who may charge by the hour, as well charge for drafting a drawing.

Captivating Design

Modular design is very future-forward thanks to its innovative and practical design, as well as how it opts for the best quality sustainable building materials. Any modular design can be a great addition to a school, business, or residential property that wants to look unique and be more cost-efficient.

Customized

Modular design has become extremely popular in recent years because such a design can be custom-made to your specifications, your budget, and anything else you need.

Pliable

Unlike the old brick-and-mortar-style buildings, modular buildings tend to be pliable. For instance, if you need extra space for a sunroom, home office, art studio, school classroom, or hobby room, modular buildings can meet your requirements providing  the best workable extra space.

Top-of-the-line Construction

Thanks to being built indoors, modular designs are protected from moisture and bad weather conditions that can happen during the construction process. This results in better, top-of-the line and quality construction overall.

Long-lasting Materials

Modular buildings are made with the best and most sturdy building materials so they last a long time. Often, materials used for inside walls of these designs will improve sound insulation and fireproofing.Modular building structures are also very airtight which equals better energy efficiency.It appears that modular design is all around us if we look hard enough —  from beautiful residential homes to airports — this style of architecture should be recognized for its simplistic beauty and overall cost-efficiency.

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