The advantages of modular over traditional construction are well documented. Cost effectiveness, sustainability, and speed are at the top of the list. One benefit that’s often overlooked is the significant reduction of construction noise.
How does modular cut construction noise? Instead of hammers banging away at the site, modular structures are built offsite in controlled factory environments.
Modular also requires comparatively less site preparation. Unlike stick-built structures, modular buildings are designed and built to stand on their own, without a foundation. That means that foundation work is minimal by comparison, and with it, the amount of time and equipment required to ready a site before the modules can be placed. Minimal site preparation also translates to reduced construction traffic at the site.
Who benefits the most? Everyone benefits from less noise. But cutting noise pollution is especially beneficial in some settings.
Hospitals and Medical Offices Without loud construction 24/7, patients have a better chance to rest and recover quickly.
Faster modular construction often means projects can be completed over the summer. For projects that carry into the school year, the reduced noise eliminates distractions and lets students focus on learning.
Conducting business requires the ability to hear colleagues and customers, or at least the ability to concentrate on the task at hand. When businesses choose modular, employees can stay productive so operations stay on track.
Retail Stores Keeping customers during construction is hard enough. Turning the volume down helps retail operations minimize losses.
Next time the sounds of the world around you are drowned out by loud construction, think about modular construction, and how quiet it could be if only the contractor had gone the modular route!