A prefabricated office building is one, which is manufactured in a factory-like setting away from its final location. For these reasons, they are also called offsite office building or offsite manufactured office construction. There are two main types of the prefabricated construction process, namely 2d prefab and 3d prefab. These can be used independently, as an amalgamation or mixed with the traditional construction process. We look below at the benefits of a prefabricated office building.
Quality Control – A prefabricated office building is manufactured in an indoor factory-like setting with controlled environment. As such is of top quality, as they are not exposed to the extreme climatic conditions and vandalism. Moreover, all raw materials are stored in the same controlled environment, which helps them remain undamaged. For example, the wood does not shrink due to stresses of outside weather conditions. So, the building materials are safe in the factory, and thus the quality of the building is not compromised at all. In addition, the materials undergo quality testing as per the industry norms.
Cost saving– The overall cost of the prefabricated office building is relatively lesser than the traditionally constructed buildings. This is because it does not require intensive labour driven force to complete the construction process. This is large because modular construction makes use of the latest technology. In addition, prefabricated office buildings can be dismantled and transported to other places very easily. This, in turn, reduces the cost, as the same building can be used multiples times by reassembling the modules at other locations.
Eco-Friendly construction-Modular office buildings are environmentally friendly. This is because the construction of prefabricated commercial buildings takes place in a factory-like setting under a controlled environment, which leaves fewer chances of waste materials. Materials are pre-measured and not prone to the risk of damage due to outside weather conditions, and as such, almost zero waste is left behind. The minimal waste that may be left behind is reused in other ways, instead of being discarded. Many prefabrication construction companies store the raw materials that have been unused in controlled environments to use it later in some other projects. As a result, there’s a reduction in the millions of tons of construction waste that fills up the landfills annually. Also, since modular construction takes very little time, it causes less environmental pollution. The recyclable materials used in its construction makes it reusable and environmentally friendly. Also, modular constriction uses less energy than the traditional construction method
Faster Build Time – It takes far lesser time to construct a prefab modular office. As compared to constructing a permanent brick and mortar building, modular construction uses far lesser time. In addition, the fact that the construction workers are able to work in favourable environments unaffected by outside forces using the latest technological equipment’s and repetitive techniques reduces the construction time greatly. In prefabricated construction, the harsh weather conditions do not disrupt the construction process as the work is done indoor. The health of the workers is not at risk, and they do not face any delay in their work.
Thus, we see that the prefabricated construction offers a multitude of benefits.