The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the construction industry, most notably in shifting the industry’s focus to more immediate building needs such as creating temporary medical centers and additional space in schools and administrative offices for social distancing. One way the industry has been able to adapt to this change during the pandemic is through the use of modular construction.
Benefits of Modular Construction During COVID-19
With a variety of prefabricated structures, such as mobile offices, modular buildings, portable classrooms and portable storage containers, modular construction provides several unique benefits to changing needs during the pandemic that most traditional construction methods cannot match.
Quick Installation – According to a report by McKinsey & Company mentioned in a recent New York Times article, “Modular can speed [up] construction by as much as 50%.” Saving time on construction is especially important for projects that are in motion during the pandemic when worker shortages, budget cuts and production delays are more likely to occur.
Affordable – Choosing modular construction can potentially cut costs by as much as 20%, according to the same McKinsey & Company’s report. While cost savings can vary depending on the project, it is still in a business’s best interest to save money wherever possible, especially during this difficult time.
Versatile Function – Modular has been used during the pandemic by a variety of industries, including healthcare, education, construction and more. Modular buildings are extremely flexible, serving as socially distant offices, classrooms and break rooms, as well as COVID-19 testing and treatment centers.
Flexible Configuration – With modular construction, your temporary space can be configured to perfectly fit your space and needs. Whether you need a two-story flexible office or a large, interconnected COVID-19 hospital exam center, modular construction can help you get the exact space you need, quickly delivered right onsite.
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