Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Modular Buildings In Modern Times
These temporary dwellings have been used by schools, hospitals and churches to create space and save money. Whether these prefabricated buildings cater for a larger congregation, additional class or storage unit, a modular buildings serves many purposes. It was initially intended to be a temporary structure, but many companies specialise in designing structures that last long and are safe. The process starts with the client consultation when needs and plans are assessed. The constructor will ask the relevant questions and provide some alternative suggestions while sharing professional ideas and plans. The financial quote will be drawn up along with deadlines for construction and the blueprint of the building. Once these terms have been agreed and a contract has been drawn up, the construction of the modular building begins at the factory and most of the work is completed there. This is convenient for the contractor who has tools, labourers and materials in one place and this saves transport costs and inconvenience. The client benefits with less construction noise and mess and this is a beneficial arrangement for both parties. The days of boiling in a prefab classroom with little ventilation have been replaced by prefab buildings with air conditioning and climate control. The structure is more sturdy, with greater space and stability than before and the architects design according to the client's needs. If you require a darkroom, a modular building can omit all external light and provide the benefits of a darkroom for a fraction of the price. Modular buildings in the medical industry can be designed to have access control and security features like any high-security laboratory. Modular and relocatable buildings are no longer mass produced identical buildings as each building has unique features according to its use. They are built to last and withstand the elements and be useful to the inhabitants. The building costs are less as modular buildings are built at the factory where all the tools and experts are situated in one place to supervise various projects and this enables the builders to finish more than one construction at one time. It also saves money compared to conventional brick and mortar construction as less money is spent on cement, roofing materials and fittings.