The USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry. Recognizing a need to highlight the important contributions of this sector to the nation’s economy, USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber partnered to produce this […]
For many industries, extreme cold weather is an inconvenience. In construction, it adds up to delays and extra cost. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Imagine your construction project being completed in a climate-controlled manufacturing facility. Consider a team of plumbers, electricians, drywallers and other trades working efficiently on your construction project with no interruptions, no safety hazards and no scheduling conflicts.
The reduced construction schedule advantage (of prefabrication) is appealing to any owner or developer interested in maximizing return on investment. In some cases, such as school campuses or healthcare facilities, the reduced site disturbance, coupled with the quick turnaround, are critical to the project’s success.” – from the Permanent Modular Construction 2011 Annual Report, Modular Building Institute.
So what are the British to do? They’re sending thousands of colonists all over the world to establish communities in what is modern day India, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and North America. And they need these communities up and running as quickly as possible. The first prefabricated housing is invented.