In modular construction, sections of a building, called modules are constructed in an element-controlled facility offsite, then transported to the construction site where they are assembled and integrated into the rest of the building. They are engineered and fabricated to meet the same building codes as traditionally on-site built structures. Modular construction components are inspected multiple times throughout the construction process as well as onsite during the time of assembly to ensure structural integrity. Modules can be completely customized to ensure desired floor-plans and finishes are met. Builders can also use a method known as panelized construction, to prefabricate specific components of the building such as wood panels, wood framing, and panelized steel walls to be later-integrated onsite.
Why Modular and Panelized Construction?