The National Research Council says that prefabrication
Manufacturers are demanding process efficiencies, lean construction, highly collaborative and flexible spaces, prefabrication and even more complex automation that makes for more difficult projects for their general contractors and construction managers.
Although offsite construction has long been used by developers across the globe, the delivery method is only now beginning to gain more popularity in U.S. markets — and for good reason. Budgets are tight, qualified workers are becoming increasingly difficult to find and the need to finish projects in a short time with such limited resources will only grow more critical to a firm’s success.
Two hotel companies from opposite sides of the Atlantic are employing sites on opposite sides of New York’s East River to test the concept of modular, prefabricated room construction for micro-room hotels.
Building offsite can also be a safer alternative to site-built construction. With most of the work being performed at ground level in a controlled factory setting, the chance that a worker will fall is greatly reduced. Falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths on construction sites and top the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most commonly cited standards violations.
To hear one modular-construction veteran tell it, the Great Recession might not have been such a bad thing after all—not for the prefab building industry, at any rate.
On October 26th & 27th, PIVOTEK will participate in the Shoot for Loot. A skeet shooting event supporting the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
During this two-day event, businesses and individuals will gather to raise funds to support the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation.
Members of the Central Ohio construction community gathered at the Club where they networked with other industry leaders and participated in the Full Throttle Open. Since 1991, NHRMC Foundation has raised more than $22 million which has been used to help serve the NHRMC community.
For more information, please visit nhrmc.org