When you compare modular building systems to the traditional methods of building you will find that the former give you a lot of advantages. A knowledge of engineering is combined with factory production techniques to develop modular systems. This combination allows for greater control over quality and also increases efficiency in building.
When you have a greater efficiency this can translate into lower costs. The use of modular building systems has been around for a long time, but the use of production line techniques subsequent to World War II led to the organisation of the process of construction. Factories have assembly line methods that allow the components of a building to be assembled efficiently and led to a greater consistency in the quality of the finished product. This fact applied to the building of individual components, like windows and doors, as well as other components for buildings.
Modular building systems lead to installation that is much faster, as all the work that needs to be done at the site, prior to the arrival of the building components is the required foundations. This is a variable factor and needs to be correct for each building site depending on the geological conditions at the site.In a modular building system, the building components will have been designed for the particular structure and a combination of the right components for its individual needs will have been arrived at by designers and engineers.
Most of these modular systems come to a site in a kit form, with detailed instructions on the procedure to be adopted for erection and completion of the required structure. Individual building components of these systems are also in modular in form and can be combined in any variety of ways to cater for the individual requirements of the customer. So, the windows and doors of a modular home will be of the exact dimension as required by the homeowner. Modular systems can also have plumbing and electrical systems built into walls so that a home is ready for occupation almost immediately the assembly work is completed.
Modular building systems can also be designed to be portable so that they can be shifted from place to place. this can be of great advantage where such homes or buildings have to be installed for short term usage, like a couple of years, before they move to a new location. Most of these systems are built in steel frames and this gives them strength and durability. This form of construction also offers a lot of flexibility and can be used for almost any purpose from homes, offices, industrial structures, warehouses or others.
Buildings built using this method of construction are often space efficient as the strength of materials used allows the architect to take advantage of larger spans and makes for the optimal use of space. The strength also ensures safety, while modular constructions allow for buildings in any style. Their greatest advantage lies in most of the components being recyclable and the great attention to insulation which allows for buildings that are energy wfficient.