Modular buildings are argued to have advantages over conventional buildings, for a variety of reasons.
Assembly is independent of weather, which can increase work efficiency and avoids damaged building material.
FRAMELS can continually add to a modular building, including creating high rises. When the needs change, modular buildings can be disassembled and the modules relocated or refurbished for their next use reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of energy expended to create a building to meet the new need. In essence, the entire building can be recycled in some cases.
Improved Air Quality
Many of the indoor air quality issues identified in new construction result from high moisture levels in the framing materials. FRAMELS modular structure is substantially completed in a factory-controlled setting using dry materials, the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in the new construction is eliminated.
Environmentally friendly construction process
FRAMELS modular construction reduces waste and site disturbance compared to site-built structures. The controlled environment of the factory allows for more accurate construction while allowing the extra materials to be recycled in a factory.
Speed of construction
Modular construction allows for the building and the site work to be completed simultaneously.According to some materials, this can reduce the overall completion schedule by as much as 50%. This also reduces labour, financing and supervision costs. To save even more time and money, nearly all design and engineering disciplines are part of the manufacturing process.
Faster return on investment
Also unique to modular construction is the ability to simultaneously construct a building’s floors, walls, ceilings, rafters, and roofs. During site-built construction, walls cannot be set until floors are in position, and ceilings and rafters cannot be added until walls are erected. On the other hand, with modular construction, walls, floors, ceilings, and rafters are all built at the same time, and then brought together in the same factory to form a building. This process can allow modular construction times of half that of conventional, stick-built construction.
With the same plans being constantly built, the FRAMELS has records of exactly what quantity of materials are needed for a given job. With the consistency, FRAMELS design systems that use common lengths of lumber, wallboard, cut items with maximum efficiency, order special lengths in bulk. While waste from a site-built building may typically fill several large dumpsters, construction of a FRAMELS modular systems generates much less waste. Up to a 90% reduction in materials can be achieved through the use of modular construction. Materials minimized include: wood pallets, cardboard, plasterboard, timber, concrete, bricks, and cement.
Ability to service remote locations
Particularly in countries in which potential markets may be located far from industrial centres, such as Australia, there can be much higher costs to build a site-built house in a remote area or an area experiencing a construction boom such as mining towns. Modular buildings are also beneficial in providing medical and sanitary facilities where time, space, and money are an issue.