2019 Trends in Modular Construction


Each year, we are faced with a variety of challenges concerning the construction of public and private buildings. And while cities become overpopulated, the cost for new structures continues to soar. These factors push for modular construction, which can deliver quality housing but for a lesser price.

2019 is shaping up to be the time investors, first-time home buyers, contractors, and developers make the move towards modular construction for developing quality housing at a lesser price.

The list below features the top three trends that will continue to shape the future of the construction industry.

Building technology

One dilemma in the construction industry is that the existing workforce has limited digital skills which risks being left behind in terms of process, delivery, and safety.

You may snub technology at home, but in the workforce, it’s difficult to get away with limited knowledge. Advanced CAD system and 3D printing are quite important for modular construction to be successful. Other techs like drones help in surveying a site to get an accurate measurement of land area and distance.

Construction management tools help in tracking multiple jobs at different site locations. These applications have a fully customisable workflow for organising designs, plans, costs, schedule, and construction.

It is also important to understand what long-term collaborative relationships with clients and different industries bring in the development process. The virtual environment opens an avenue for communication and collaboration. It allows to quickly see cost implications, refurbishment, and who was responsible for what.

Unique extensions to an existing property

Getting any sort of home improvement such as kitchen extension could be pricey. Cost is the thing that is stopping people from getting their property extended. The only stress-free alternative that will work is modular extensions. These don’t just double the size of a home but add value to the existing property.

Modular units are practical. They are easy-to-install and can be acquired for a good deal. But most importantly, they create additional working or living space.

Using modules instead of traditional home improvements reduce costs and most importantly the hassle of the long wait and everyday dirt. That means no more wearing of rugged clothes and construction boots.

Green designs

Did you know that 20% of global emissions are directed towards the construction industry? But because of the enormous changes in the industry, buildings are being erected using environmentally friendly and lightweight materials.

Modular construction is stirring its way towards surpassing its already green practices. In other words, more things to add to its list of benefits. Modular construction draws attention to radical changes like:

  • Minimising ecological footprints.
  • Promoting social progress and culture.
  • Easy relocation, refurbishment, and repurposing of modules.
  • Verified quality of materials being used.
  • Minimising site disturbance.
  • Promoting recycling and fewer wastes.
  • Sustaining site development including energy, water, and resources.

Some modular buildings are also constructed using “green” materials. Because the construction is done in a controlled environment and the components have not been exposed to extreme weather, materials are easily recycled. This means that construction creates less noise, less pollution, or waste emissions.

People, especially in sectors directly engaging with the construction businesses, are finally waking up. Everyone is trying to be on the same page when it comes to modernisation with minimal harm to the environment.

If you would like to learn how you can benefit from modular construction, either as an investor or a home buyer, have a chat with a VitaeInvestments advisor. Please email info@vitaeinvestments.co.uk, Call or Text +44 (0) 7365-515-684 or Book a free consultation here.

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