Typical construction methods have long been in use, both here in the United States and all throughout the world as a whole. However, modular construction methods are now more highly utilized than ever before, and have many benefits to them. For instance, modular construction methods waste less, take less time, and cost less money, something that makes them hugely appealing across the board. Nowadays, up to 90% of all engineers have incorporated modular construction methods into their practices in at least some way, even if it is only in a relatively small way. And many other professionals in this field, from architects to contractors, have become to utilize such methods of construction as well.
And modular construction methods can be utilized in a number of different ways. For instance, school portables are a common type of modular building found all throughout this country and school portables can be used either permanently or in a more temporary way. In fact, used school portables and used modular school buildings have become commonplace as well, and can provide another great way to save money for schools all throughout the United States as a whole.
School portables have become essential for many different schools as well, especially as the student populations of these schools continues to grow. In fact, up to 31% of all schools have some form of school portables currently in use, though the vast majority of schools have permanent buildings as well. These school portables can be put into use while extensions are made on the permanent buildings or even while a new school is built entirely, one that is better equipped to meet the needs of the students who will attend it. For many schools, school portables and other such modular school buildings will become essential at some point in time.
Aside from school portables, largely popular and only growing more so, modular buildings for churches have also become hugely important. After all, the data backs up this need, showing that there are more than 150 million unchurched people here in the United States alone, especially as congregation sizes continue to grow in churches all throughout the country. More than half of all people here in the United States even claim to go to church at least once a month, if not once a week or even multiple times throughout the week. Therefore, many churches are having to build new sites – and must house the overflow congregation in cheap portable buildings for the time being.
And residential modular buildings have also become more common than ever, providing the means for home ownership for more people than ever before, as such modular buildings tend to be much lower in cost than your traditional home would be. And these modular homes are move in ready earlier than other homes as well, as the average modular home can even be ready in as little as two weeks, thanks to the role of the factory in its creation. Even when this is not the case, the typical modular home will take considerably less than six months to construct, which is the average amount of time that it will take the average home to be constructed when traditional methods of construction are used instead of modular ones.
In general, from modular homes to school portables, the time that it takes to construct these modular buildings will be reduced by often as much as 90% (and typically no less than 50%) in comparison to other types of buildings that are constructed through the use of more traditional methods here in the United States. Such methods of construction also utilize far fewer overall materials than more typical forms of construction, making them not only considerably less expensive on a whole, but much friendlier to the environment as well, something that we must all take into consideration here in the United States and really all throughout the world as a whole. For many people, modular construction has opened up a whole world of possibility and is something that will become more popular as time continues to pass.