Two of the most common industry pitfalls in the construction business are delays in schedule and loss of revenue. While these have been long-standing problems in the industry, technology and creative solutions such as modular construction sites have worked to combat these challenges and streamline construction processes.
Modular construction is the process of building out completed rooms of a building separately from the physical site - the units will be integrated into the eventual product. So whether it’s a hotel, apartment, or office building, being able to build out separate from the substructure / foundation and elements of the construction site allows for schedules to save 25% on their schedule and sometimes more.
Furthermore, modular construction sites allow for a better quality of work because the units are being built off site in a controlled environment. By doing this, the anticipated savings of schedule and efficient use of materials allows owners and developers to project revenue savings across their dual sites.
See an example of a modular construction site here.
Although modular construction sites sound like an obvious way to steer the industry into a path of savings, efficiency, and increased revenue, keep in mind that it’s not without pitfalls of its own.
Namely, the transition from delivery of the modules to the physical site is critical, and one that could deter the momentum of the project if done incorrectly. In modular construction sites, finishing the physical site or modules offsite early or late causes havoc to the schedule and for the well-being of the project. Although saving time in traditional construction projects is celebrated, in modular construction it's the opposite. On one hand, finishing the units too early means units are sitting and waiting at the physical site or at the port dock being exposed to the weather. On the other hand, the construction work done at the site could be late, rushed and not ready to receive the units. Whichever way you look at it, the units built at the modular site must arrive at the ideal time to the construction site for the advantages of modular construction to hold their value and time savings.
Where OnsiteIQ can help ensure the bifurcated modular construction project achieves its intended efficiency is by centralizing the workflow between the two sites. With OnSiteIQ, owners and developers can assess scheduling implications across both sites while monitoring the performance of those constructions using photo and video documentation and soon to be released project progress dashboard.
By knowing that fabrication and construction of the modular site to the physical site is a critical one, then the implementation of the construction intelligence technology will go a long way in helping ensure an owner's desired revenue. Ultimately, that’s one of the fundamental reasons for executing a modular construction project, making a technology that helps facilitate that a no-brainer.
On September 15th, 2021 OnSiteIQ will be releasing a construction intelligence progress dashboard, which will allow owners and developers to get artificial intelligence-supported assessments on their modular construction sites.
If either the modular or physical site is in danger of being delayed, the dashboard will flag the trade thats is falling behind schedule and the exact location. There is no better way to keep a modular construction project trending towards a successful merging of the two sites than having a proactive approach through OnSiteIQ. To learn more and request a free demo click here.