Racking Up Big Points for Prefab

Hospital team is gung ho about the potential of multitrade prefab to produce better buildings faster, more safely and for less money. In the most ambitious U.S. implementation of the strategy, the construction manager estimates that prefabbing the 178 identical patient rooms and 120 overhead corridor utility racks sliced more than two months from construction and 1% to 2% off the cost of the $152-million building, which is 90% complete.