Chicago Firm Opens 105,000SF Modular Construction Facility, Will Employ 150

Modular construction has long been touted as the next great way to build – and for good reason.  Being able to build off-site, in climate controlled environments has a great deal of benefits.  As with any drastic change in building method, though, there are plenty of learning curves, but we’ve noticed many larger cities are investing heavily in the concept, showing that many are still confident that modular has its place.

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Construction of World’s Tallest Modular Hotel Underway in New York City

Modular construction, on paper, should vastly speed up the process of construction as well as increase the quality.  Sections or rooms of buildings are pre-assembled in an environmentally controlled room offsite and then shipped to site as needed.  In reality, though, there are many challenges that have kept this type of construction from being more popular.  That doesn’t scare hotel giant, Marriott, though, as they are currently underway on the world’s tallest modular hotel.

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World’s First Modular Building Code Developed in Australia

Modular building makes a lot of sense: build repetitive structures in a controlled, factory-like setting and transport to the project site and assemble.  It should be a more efficient and less expensive way to construct a building, but the truth is, it’s a lot harder than it looks.  There’s also no written standard for doing it.

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