Global Prefabricated Building System Market Research Report 2018 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the changing structure of the Prefabricated Building System.
The National Research Council says that prefabrication
The Autumn Budget announced that government departments will favour offsite construction from next year. But are main contractors ready – and willing – to embrace this modular revolution?
If you listen to the hype, then 2018 is set to be the year when we see manufacturing companies hammering home their adoption of technology. And hopefully in a way that is far more impactful than simply demonstrating they know what all of the cool acronyms mean.
After all, we are embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and we have the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). At least we get told this often enough that it must be true. So just where is all the excitement focused?
Prefabricated buildings are developed utilizing construction structures and parts. These parts are industrial facility manufactured and are later transported nearby to be gathered into a building or construction site. This saves the time in construction and, consequently picking up prominence crosswise over applications, for example, industrial construction, commercial construction, and residential construction. It includes frames, modular structures, or assembly of parts and components that are used in the construction industry. It is a strategy for development in which the segments of any building or structure are created, in a particular assembling office and are then introduced at the construction site. Different kinds of materials utilized for assembling of prefabricated frameworks are wooden boards, metal panels, composites, plastics, glass, and other strengthened plastics.
Although prefabrication isn’t a new building method, recent advancements have renewed the spotlight on its enhanced capabilities. Where designs were once limited and often conjured up images of industrial big boxes, prefab can be easily customized and is relevant for many applications, including healthcare and hospitality. As it has in most realms, technology is a major driving force behind prefab’s maturation.
There is now unprecedented demand for bathroom pods – for high end apartment schemes, mixed-use developments, social housing and build-to-rent. This shift towards offsite is driven by the shortage of skilled labour, particularly in the South East; issues with consistent quality, and the construction industry’s poor record of on time and on budget delivery. The publication of reports such as the Farmer Review and the Government’s Construction 2025 strategy have both highlighted the need to move more work offsite.
Workforce constraints, rising costs and shorter timelines for project completions could drive the practice of manufacturing and fabricating parts of building projects offsite to be more efficient. It said modular construction is already beginning to gain momentum in parts of Europe and Asia, and could take off in the U.S. soon.
As some buildings constructed by prefabrication could spare the piling process, this could eliminate piling noises. Prefabrication also could eliminate the spread of dust, and reduce construction wastes to a very low level. As it takes a shorter time to complete construction, prefabrication would cause less disruption to road traffic nearby. In densely populated areas, prefabrication causes fewer nuisances to the surroundings and the people.