Panel Built Creates Sustainability in Construction

Modular Office

Modular construction has been a growing trend in the construction industry, with many engineers, architects, and owners looking to get an edge on the competition. The modular construction method has been used for centuries, with the early adopters building quality housing when settling a new colony overseas. However, today, the controlled building method is still increasing in popularity with its manufacturing-like construction style. Operating in a factory environment provides efficiency beyond time and money for building projects.  For Panel Built, the modular building processes utilize many of the same materials and equipment from one project to the next. 

Repurpose Existing Structures To Make Something New

Another factor in Panel Built's sustainability efforts is a building's semi-permanent nature. With panelized buildings, customers are provided incredible flexibility for the future because the wall panel systems can be easily uninstalled and repurposed. 

However, as an expanding company, its office space will need to change again as it grows. With traditional construction, the manufacturer would be restricted with its options, needing to tear down a couple of the walls or being forced to add on to the existing office. With panelized systems, the manufacturer would be able to expand the office space to whatever size required while still using the original panels to create the new system. The company has provided future flexibility to expand its space without losing its initial investment. 

Being Efficient With Time, Labor, and Energy

Finally, modular construction promotes sustainability through the overall efficiency of the modular building process. With an assembly line-like manufacturing process, the construction process is streamlined with labor and materials always in the right place at the right time. With the majority of the construction process occurring in this environment, there is minimal work to be done on-site. Once the building is off-loaded, the building only needs to be off-loaded, unpackaged, anchored into place, and have all necessary hook-ups connected.

Compared to a traditional construction project, modular construction has fewer moving parts overall. With fewer people, machinery, and labor required at the project site, modular construction projects can reduce labor, power requirements, pollution created, and overall less disruption on-site.

Overall, there are several avenues to sustainability through modular construction. The process streamlines the building cycle, reducing the overall energy and labor required to create the structure. Materials in a modular construction facility see far less waste than in a stick-built construction site. Any materials that are not used in the initial project can be repurposed for another project, thanks to the consistent use of materials from project to project and having multiple building projects occur in the same space. And finally, Panel Built's unique panelized building design allows customers future flexibility to adapt their modular buildings. If the company needs additional space in the future, Panel Built's modular systems are uniquely designed to adapt to their ever-changing needs.  

Source: Panel Built Inc