OFFSITE MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

 

Our experience and capability make us an ideal partner for designing using modular construction, whether it is panelised or volumetric. Our in-house BIM resource coordinates closely with our structural engineering team to provide complete solutions through the full DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) process.

Offsite modular construction reaches its potential with high volume production where it is critical to reduce waste, increase productivity and improve replicability. We have a proven track record in working with manufacturers to achieve these goals through providing innovative solutions, sometimes to areas which clients did not know need improving upon.

Why choose modular construction?

 

 

 

  • Vastly reduced time on site.
  • Certainty of the program – most manufacturers are set up as a production line with automated processes where the uncertainties such as those related to the weather and coordinating the various trades are eliminated.
  • Airtightness can be improved due to the quality and accuracy that can be achieved offsite.
  • Modular construction plays a big role in a sustainable future with less waste and net-zero homes that can be consistently replicated.
  • Safer sites and safer overall construction process.

What to consider…

 

 

  • Modular construction works best if thought of at the concept stage.
  • High volume repetitive volumes are where this method excels.
  • Most of the time you will have ceiling and floor joists making the separating floor make up larger.
  • The areas to leave for site finishing are critical to get right.
  • There are transportation restrictions to modules.
  • Access for lifting modules into place is important.

 

If you would like to know more about offsite modular construction or have a project where QED Structures can assist, please contact our main Hove office.