Why Modular?

Bringing innovation and efficiancy to the construction process.

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“It's Legos for grown ups.”

Josh Stroup, Founder and Principal, Iron Valley Modular

Innovation and Efficiency

Modular offers an advantage for innovation and efficiency to the construction process that is only unique to offsite construction. Modular construction offers many benefits, such as faster construction time, less construction waste produced, addresses labor issues, and is cost effective. First, there are two types of modular construction; permanent and relocatable. Permanent Modular Construction (PMC) – PMC is a sustainable construction delivery method utilizing offsite manufacturing techniques to prefabricate single or multi-story whole building solutions in deliverable module units. PMC buildings are manufactured in a controlled and safe setting constructed of wood, steel, or concrete. Relocatable buildings(RB) are defined in the International Existing Building Code as partially or completely assembled buildings constructed and designed to be reused multiple times and transported to different building sites. Modular is partially or completely constructed, assembled, and manufactured in a controlled facility through a modular construction process. The ability to construct offsite is a huge reduction in the disruption caused by traditional, onsite construction processes.

What is Modular?

Cut Schedules and Costs

Due to the modular pieces being constructed in a controlled environment, units are streamlined and time is allocated to assemble each modular, preventing any disruption. The modular components are fabricated with electrical, plumbing and other elements simultaneously creating efficiency. Therefore, with streamlined construction and efficiency in components, occupancy, whether by homeowner or commercial usage, into a modular construction is quicker than traditional-constructed buildings. Modular construction can cut schedules by 20–50 percent and construction costs by 20 percent.

With the ability to streamline projects, costs are more predictable. Traditional construction does allow for the same privilege. Traditional construction can drain material, time, and other resources with unpredictability. With careful and diligently planned project management and cost certainty, modular construction wasteful expenditures are reduced. Less waste means more recycling and effective use of resources. With less construction occurring onsite, less waste entering landfills positively impacts the environment. Transportation trips are cut-down meaning less traffic on the roads during the installation of the modular onsite.

Modular home construction projects sent about 75 percent less wood and drywall waste to the landfill compared to traditional construction projects.

- Sustainability, MBI, 2023

Combating The Labor Shortage

As labor workers begin to age out of the construction industry, many construction companies are facing fewer and fewer skilled laborers. Modular can utilize labor effectively due to an efficient production model. According to Josh, CEO, “With less labor force, general contractors(GC) are booked months in advance. Because of labor shortage, GCs are building with less quality or established contractors.”. With a limited supply of skilled labor, which in turn drives up wages and costs, modular construction is the solution to reducing overall cost, time, and environmental impact of construction projects.

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