Before you start planning your next construction project, here’s an infographic about the benefits of modular versus traditional construction that may help you determine which building method is right for you.
Healthcare administrators are constantly searching for new space solutions to improve patient care and profitability. As many look to add new satellite facilities or expand existing ones, modular construction is becoming increasingly popular. By building modules off site, hospitals and emergency clinics can reduce patient disruption and cut the time to completion by as much as half. That’s not a bad recipe since getting operational sooner means starting a new revenue stream sooner too.
As you weigh the benefits of modular construction for healthcare, here are some facilities that have already made the move to see more patients sooner.
Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville wanted to bring state-of-the-art emergency services to a rapidly growing community ahead of the competition. They knew that using traditional construction would take 11 months or longer for a comparable facility. The health care network needed to accelerate their building time and minimize disruption to [Read more…] about Healthcare Looks to Modular Construction for Faster, Specialized Building
Businesses that reopen quickly after a natural disaster are far more likely to remain open, even thrive, in the short and long run. To get you on the fast path to recovery, here are some tips and resources you may find useful.
Make a Plan
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The administrators of Pope John XXIII Middle School in Sparta, New Jersey were facing several challenges, including fluctuating enrollment, three separate locations and rising maintenance costs. They needed a new central facility quickly, and within their tight budget.
ModSpace delivered a new 22,000-square-foot school in 96 days and within their budget. Watch this short video to hear from the school administrators why they choose modular construction and ModSpace.
Like the weather across much of the country, construction is heating up this summer with good indicators for sustained growth. There’s no question that the last decade has been tumultuous for the construction sector. Both residential and non-residential building have had several ups and downs on the road to recovery from the recent recession. But with new opportunities on the horizon, there are several signs that construction is staged to come back strong in the second half of 2017 and beyond.
Perhaps the greatest indicator of growth is the Architecture Billings Index. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), June topped five consecutive months of increasing demand for architectural services. This initial activity suggests that more projects [Read more…] about 2017 Construction Mid-Year Outlook
Construction codes and regulations are constantly changing, while new ones are added. Increasingly complex designs and tight specifications are making projects more challenging. Tighter budgets and timelines are critical to success. To deliver projects on time and as promised, construction teams must include a diverse set of skills, use the latest technologies and continually educate themselves on the latest changes and trends.
ModSpace has the largest in-house team of design and construction professionals in the modular building industry. The ModSpace Construction Services Team works alongside the company’s branch-based teams to create buildings with national know-how and consistency and the detailed understanding of regional and local requirements.
The architectural, structural and MEP team uses the latest BIM software (Revit) for demonstrating solutions at the early stages of a project. They also use a cloud-based project management system from Autodesk to keep projects on track.
This team of veteran estimators, project managers and administrative support operates under established procedures that include strict standards for safety, quality and project administration. They also use a customized estimating, pricing and proposal generation software that gives prospective clients more information, so critical project decisions are easier from the start.
Trends and Training
The Construction Services Team recently convened for a week-long training and innovation summit at the ModSpace corporate office in Berwyn, PA. The summit kicked off with an in-depth review and discussion about new building codes and their implications.
Then team also met in smaller groups for more tactical discussions. The pre-construction group discussed emerging trends and best practices for scope of work development, needs assessments, developing effective solutions and estimating. The construction team spent their time training on safety, quality, documentation, communication, general project admin best practices. The design and development team evaluated new trends in architecture and engineering, especially in regards to new products and innovation in modular structures.
Though the summit has passed, training and innovation are an ongoing initiative for the entire Construction Services Team. Look for more information on the CS team and their project management tips soon.