Know more about off-site construction

Sep 16 08:51 2013 Lewis Corrol Print This Article

Many times I heard about the term ‘off-site construction’ but never got something concrete on this.

As I always tend to gather more information on new thins,Guest Posting this time I am focusing on this term. I researched a lot and found that this type of construction typically refers to structures built at a different location that the location of use. This type of construction occurs in a manufacturing plant purposefully designed to accommodate this type of process. Specific modules or sections are constructed in the factory and then moved to the site on specially made trailers.

Concrete foundations are dug into the earth enabling the structure to be fixed at grade level, eradicating the need for ramps and stairs. On the site, the building will be installed on a preset foundation by fixing it to the ground and to other sections and covering and sealing the seams. These modified buildings tend to meet all declared building principles and are indistinguishable from conventional site-building construction.

There could be different purposes of off-site construction including residential, educational, and health care and various commercial applications. Buildings can range from a few modular units to hundreds. These structures can arranged is a uniform way and can be modified to suit desired stories.

The best thing about off-site construction is that it brings down project construction cost and time compared to traditional way of building construction. Moreover, the amount of site disruption gets down due to less work being performed on the site. This process is perfect for projects where it is difficult to procure local labour. As most of the work is done in factory, manufacturing efficiencies can be achieved and materials procured in larger quantities.

Another advantage of this process is its higher accuracy as most of the work is done in factory with automated systems which further results into higher sustainability levels. In addition, factory production of composite materials such as SIPS panels (Structural Insulated Panel) can further add to building performance efficiency.

In today’s times, this type of construction is highly employed in rural location and sites with restricted space. Suburban areas are also come under the purview of this kind of construction. Technically, off-site construction is very much similar to modular construction. Due to its higher stability and wider applicability, this type of construction is gaining immense popularity in the construction industry. There are numerous advantages associated with this construction and this is the reason why builders are now switching over it for increased profits.

BW Industries has become the UK’s leading manufacturer of steel components for the modular and portable building sector. BW’s ability to manufacture high quality, high volume repeat off-site construction projects ensures that key worker and commercial developments can be built to the tightest of deadlines and construction budgets.

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Lewis Corrol
Lewis Corrol

Lewis  has 11 years of experience in writing Articles, Blogs and creative writing for numerous online article-submission directories. Besides this, she is also into Wildlife Photography and music.

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