What Is Modular?
An introduction to modular construction
In essence, modular construction is where a building is constructed off-site under controlled factory conditions. The building is designed and produced either whole, or for larger projects, in transportable modules. Modular construction puts the same focus on using environmentally focused, high quality materials and meeting relevant Building Regulation and performance standards as traditional construction.
Once completed off-site, including for internal fit-out, the modules are delivered to site, where they are installed, checked, tested and signed over.
There are numerous benefits to off-site modular construction. These include speed of delivery, factory controlled quality and checking, improved health and safety, reduced waste and minimised disruption, among others.
More than ever modular off-site construction is playing a vital role in the development of more efficient and sustainable methods of construction.
An environmentally focused solution
Modular buildings are an environmentally sound method of construction. Compared to traditional construction the off-site process achieves reduced build times, helps avoid stoppages due to adverse weather, while minimising waste and streamlining transportation for fewer deliveries to site
The environmental benefits are becoming an increasingly important reason for specifying a modular building, both from regulations perspective and for end user requirements. Sourcing carbon neutral or low carbon building solutions also helps organisations and businesses to meet their corporate and social responsibilities.
Since our formation in 1991, Elite Systems has worked hard to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering environmentally focused modular buildings.
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