Modul Construction5 October 2022
The Pros and Challenges of Modul Construction
Module-T is a market-leading modul construction manufacturer based in Turkey. From our factory in Istanbul, we design, build, and ship prefabricated modular containers to locations across the globe.
Modul construction differs from conventional building methods, and there are many benefits. It is a cost-effective and time-saving way to create space or accommodate staff. Portable prefabricated containers are safe, practical, and highly durable, allowing them to withstand extreme weather conditions. They can also be dismantled and relocated, making them perfect for use as temporary offices or accommodation units on construction, mining, and industrial sites.
If you’re looking to extend your facilities or create additional space for your staff or organisation, here’s a look at the pros and cons of modul construction.
What Is Modul Construction?
Modul construction is a specialist building method whereby 2D panels and 3D volumetric structures are designed and prefabricated off-site, then packed and transported to their location for assembly. Modular units are pre-engineered to include all necessary components and can be customised to suit most purposes. The entire process, from the initial order to delivery and assembly, is far faster than traditional building methods, saving you time and labour costs.
The Advantages of Modul Construction
Modular construction is a lightweight and cost-efficient form of building. A few of the main advantages include:
1. Modul construction saves time
Modul constructions are built remotely, which means construction time and labour costs are kept to a minimum and results in a time saving of up to 60 per cent compared to traditional construction.
2. Less wastage and better for the environment
Solid concrete foundations are required during the construction of a conventional building. In contrast, modular buildings are lightweight and can often be placed on simple concrete blocks, meaning there is minimal impact on the land. In addition, with modul construction, building debris and wastage are kept to a minimum due to the efficient use of materials during the build process.
3. No weather delays
Modul containers are pre-built and shipped to a location for assembly, eliminating time-consuming weather delays during construction. In many cases, this factory environment also leads to a higher quality of the product, as the production processes and finishes can be closely monitored and controlled. The containers are fully fitted with your choice of flooring, plumbing, electrical connections, cabinets, and appliances, saving labour time on delivery.
4. No storage space is required on site.
Traditional constructions require building materials to be stored on site, which can lead to space, safety, and clutter issues. It is not the case with prefabricated construction, as the build is done remotely.
5. Energy saving
Prefabric buildings are specifically designed and built to be energy efficient. The various components used during the construction adhere to strict guidelines, and all walls, ceilings and floors are insulated and airtight, which results in substantial long-term savings on heating, cooling and energy costs.
The Challenges of Modul Construction
Although there are many advantages of modul construction, there are some challenges you may wish to consider. However with the aspect of Module-T you can turn these challenges to benefits easily. Let’s look at these and see how Module-T has a solution for all of them!
1. The cost of transportation and assembly
Modul construction takes place remotely, so the end product does need to be shipped and transported to the location for assembly and use. The cost of transportation can be costly, especially if you are in a remote location. Thankfully, Module-T has over 15 years of experience organising container shipping to over 120 countries worldwide. We have an excellent relationship with global logistics companies to ensure that all our products are delivered quickly and cost-effectively.
2. Design limitations and lack of variety
Some assume prefabric buildings lack variety or suffer in style and features. Most modular constructions are based on standardised units. However, these units can stand alone, be linked or be stacked to create the space you need. The interiors of the containers can be customised with a choice of flooring, tiles, windows, cabinetry, and many other enhancements to create attractive and practical offices, workshops or living spaces.
3. Planning Approval
Before contacting modul construction companies for quotes, you should contact your local planning office to check if there are any planning regulations prohibiting modular construction or prefabricated buildings in your area. All structures must adhere to local planning codes, and some areas look at modular construction more favourably than others.
Module-T Products And Solutions
Module-T is a modular construction supplier that offers a wide range of modular products and services. All our containers are built with a sturdy galvanised steel frame and come with fully insulated walls, floors, and ceilings. Each prefabricated container includes lighting and utility connections, and standard units and customisations are possible. Some of our most popular modular products include:
Office containers are prefabricated modular offices designed for use as administrative workspaces. They are ideal for construction sites, mines, forecourts, factories, and other industrial workplaces.