Trends in modular construction

As we told you in our previous post about prefabricated modules, when we talk about modular constructions as they are modular houses, these are mostly built in the factory and ther are moved to their ubication already finished. Once the foundation is over, lightning and water installation is made and the house would be ready to live in it.

Modular constructions require of a great control and strictness level in the fabrication plant using, exactly the same materials and under the same procedures and standards than in traditional construction, but in a record time. Modular constructions are produced in ‘modules’ which, when they’re assembled on their location, they accurately reflect the design and original infrastructure specifications thi without any kind of danger for the original design.


One of the advantages with modular constructions and building outside the final infrastructure location  is the impact reduction that the needed materials storing could have in the own storing place, as it would be the humidity exposure or transport risks. This kind of construction’s plants are also different because of the strict quality and security controls, an investment that affects directly to the added value of the final product.

Others of the advantages that modular construction trends can produce are the restriction of traffic costs and it residual costs up to an 80%, or the security and protection of the workers. Companies dedicated to modular construction, to avoid ‘redesign’, they draw the project far from the location placement, id the project finally isn’t suitable, this enterprises usually count on built arm draws to be able to do a modular version for an extraordinary case.

Trends in modular construction - DETEA, Obras, Construcción e Ingeniería

But one of the features that better describe modular constructions and which path trends in modular constructions is that they are sustainable projects, for what they’re perfect. The 3 most remarkable qualities for a good modular construction:

1.    More ecological

The control in production origins less material wastes, it supposes less problems on site, so the work team and procedures are minimised to follow assembling instructions. Also, at the time of leaving or moving from a place to live, these can be disassembled or assembled in a different placement without recurring to constant energy costs or raw material transport. In the fabrics also, the few material which is casted aside when this kind of construction is made, it’s recycled and it gets back to the inventories.

2.    Faster

Modular constructions are made simultaneously in the same work place, and this makes to save construction time up to the half than a traditional construction. As it’s built in the same fabric, any delay for bad weather is deleted. The flourishing of modular houses doesn’t imply that conventional materials aren’t used anymore, so after all a house needs of concrete, steel or wood but these are usually in accordance with the quality and pollution regulation and even exceed thses standards. As we did analyze in a infography, the best way to make sure that materials are suitable for the environment is by looking its ecolabel and so, we choose the one which better adapt to our kind of construction.

3.    More intelligent

A modular stable house depends largely of an advanced display BIM system, so the energy performance is quantified from this construction and future more efficient measures can be valued is costs as well. We remember you that BIM is a perfect combination between IT systems, materials and people which optimise any advanced constrution process. We can also say that last trends in modular houses are intrinsically related to boundless design opportunities that they bring us, so visually they have nothing to do with a work built as a traditional construction.

Trends in modular construction - DETEA, Obras, Construcción e Ingeniería

Why do we highlight versatility as a quality in trends at modular houses?

Modular constructions can be adapted by several ways at our nuclear family:

– Our prefabricated module doesn’t have to be an entire new house, maybe we want to extend a parto of our home and instead of get into a traditional work, we can turn to this kkind of product and save part of the problems that a work at home could suppose. You can do it taking advantage of the foundations or in module apart.

– Building in plants, if we don’t have space to expand widely, it can be done by tall in the same way, either over a traditional construction or over a modular construction.

– If you have a parcel or a courtyard, the best solution to extend a home are garden modules. These, are modules which you cangive them different uses, as they are: gyms, children park, etc.

Likewise, modular houses are presented as the preferred residential construction option of ‘smart cities’ for their resilience, and energy efficiency. Would you like to have your own modular house? Do you think that they’ll finally foothold in the market?


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