Modular and prefabricated construction is a growing trend that will change the landscape of the industry. Even a cursory glance reveals a wealth of benefits to off-site manufacture, the role it currently plays within the industry and the effect it may have on current construction processes.
In order to create affordable housing, quickly and at a lower cost, New York City is turning to cutting-edge building methods and technology. A 167 unit housing project has been proposed in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York using modular construction (to be developed by FullStack Modular and designed by Think! Architecture and Design).
FullStack Modular is a Brooklyn based company whose approach to the future of building is excitingly predictable. As the need for housing increases, many are looking to prefab and modular development as a solution. Modular building offers an efficient, quality driven alternative to traditional construction while presenting surprising accurate project timelines and cost estimation.
Among the advantages to prefabrication are higher quality and ability to control that level, cost and time predictability all of which contributes to a higher rate of efficiency. Less Waste is produced, the amount of on-site work is reduced and the speed to market is much faster. The length of the project/speed to market is significant from multiple perspectives; those (builder/developer) physically constructing a building, those (owners/investors) waiting for it to begin generating revenue and those (individuals, companies, and communities) who will make use of the new structure, to name a few.
Companies like New York’s FullStack Modular are at the front of a new movement within the construction industry. Utilizing certain advantages to modular construction, like providing new multifamily affordable housing in urban areas where housing is much needed. Firms like Blokable, Katerra, and OneBuild claim moving much of the process off-site and into factories, can cut the cost of constructing multifamily housing significantly while requiring a fraction of the time to complete.
Method Homes, BLU Homes, kitHAUS, and Minarc offer prefab single-family residences that can be highly customized to suit different applications while remaining an affordable, and more manageable alternative to traditional construction. Off-site fabrication offers similar benefits when it comes to building materials, consumer products, and systems. This approach consistently produces a higher quality, higher efficiency, and a higher standard…at a lower cost, with less waste while minimizing the need for on-site labor.
As part of the New York Building Expo 2019, The Future of Construction Summit will discuss prefabrication, modular building, and systems integration. BIM and Digital Construction, increasing labor productivity, reducing costs & consolidating schedules are other highly relevant subjects that will be discussed at the Expo.
Fully integrated modular solutions for design, manufacturing, and construction are the future of building. Explore and experience alternative approaches to the construction process and see for yourself the innovation happening.