“Modular” is a method of construction differing from several other methods of building. The module sections are constructed at an off site (sometimes, distant) facility, then delivered to the intended site of use. Entire building of the prefabricated sections are finished on site. The prefabricated sections are sometimes lifted and placed on cellar walls using a crane, the module prefabricated sections are set onto the building’s foundation and joined together to make an individual building. The modules can be placed side-by-side, end-to-end, or stacked, enabling a wide selection of shapes and fashions in the building layout.
Modular components are generally assembled indoors on assembly lines. Modules’ construction may take as little as ten days but more typically one to three months. Placement of the modules may take from several hours to several days.
Modular buildings may be utilized for long-term, temporary or long-term facilities, such as construction camps, schools and classrooms, civilian and military housing, and industrial facilities. Modular buildings are utilized in distant and rural places where conventional construction may not be acceptable or possible, for instance, the Halley VI accommodation pods used for a BAS Antarctic expedition. They can be utilized in regions which have weather concerns, including hurricanes.
The entire process of modular construction places value on the design phase. This is where practices including Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) are used to ensure that assembly allowances are controlled throughout production and fabrication on site. It is vital that there’s sufficient allowance in the design to allow the assembly to take up any “slack” or misalignment of parts. The use of advanced CAD systems, 3D printing and producing control systems are important for modular building to become successful. This is quite unlike on site building where the tradesman can regularly make the part to satisfy any specific installation.
Modular buildings, also called prefabricated homes or precision constructed homes, are assembled to the same or higher building standards as complete on site stick built homes. Modular homes are constructed the same and considered the same as a stick built home. Material for stick built and modular homes are exactly the same. Modular
site homes aren’t doublewides or mobile homes, which are also called manufactured homes. First, modular homes don’t have axles or a framework, meaning that they are normally transported to their site by way of flat bed trucks. Second, modular buildings must conform to all local building codes for their planned use, while doublewides and mobile homes have alloy framing and are not built with same stuff as a prefabricated modular home.