Sustainable Construction with Prefabricated Buildings

Post by : Amy Sinden on 16.01.2023

The need to protect our planet, recycle, and reduce harmful emissions is becoming critically important, making a shift towards more sustainable building methods such as prefabrication vital in the battle to save our environment. Here’s a look at how prefabricated buildings can be more sustainable than conventional structures in most cases.

8 Reasons Why Prefabricated Building Construction is a Sustainable Building Method

 If you are considering the purchase of modular construction, please consider the following environmental benefits:

    1.Prefabricated Buildings Cause Minimal Damage to The Landscape

Conventional brick and cement construction require almost 90 per cent of the building process to take place onsite. Most traditional builds are designed to be permanent, so deep and heavy foundations are needed, which can significantly damage the landscape. Heavy machinery is used throughout the building process, producing harmful emissions to be released into the atmosphere. In contrast, prefabricated buildings are designed and manufactured remotely and shipped to the site for assembly and use. Most modular buildings can be assembled in just a few hours and require minimal foundations, resulting in far less damage to the location. In addition, prefab buildings can be relocated so that the landscape can recover quickly after use.

    2.Modular Construction Results In Less Material Waste

Traditional building methods require a wide range of materials to be taken and stored at the site for use during construction. This creates a lot of waste that often ends up in landfill sites that damage the environment. Prefabricated buildings, on the other hand, are manufactured in a precision-controlled factory where state-of-the-art technology monitors the process and is used to ensure waste is kept to a minimum and most of the waste that does occur can be recycled.

    3.Many of the Elements in The Prefabricated Building Process Are Recycled

Module-T believes in using recycled materials, and where possible, recycled materials are used throughout the build process. It is now possible to use recycled steel, wood, glass, fabrics, tiles, and many other elements to create the desired building. For more information on our recycling policy, please get in touch with us.

    4.Reusable Prefabricated Buildings: They Can Be Relocated

One of the main advantages of choosing a prefabricated building rather than a traditional building is that you can relocate the structure multiple times during its lifespan. Each modular construction is built to withstand transportation over land and sea, plus they are incredibly hard-wearing, so they are ideal for use in almost any location or environment.

    5.Reduction In The Operational Impact

The carefully controlled manufacturing process involved in prefabrication ensures a far tighter tolerance in the joints and assemblies of prefabricated structures. The precision technology and incorporation of thermal insulation allow for better thermal performance meaning energy costs are kept down long-term.

    6.Modular Constructions Can Be Customized for Efficiency

Prefabricated buildings are highly efficient, and the materials used in their construction are carefully chosen due to their quality, durability, and performance. Additional green features, including solar panels, double glazing, extra insulation, and even geothermal systems, can be added if necessary. This not only results in a reduction in energy consumption during the manufacturing process but also significantly reduces the running costs of the building for years to come.

    7.Prefabricated Buildings Are Resilient

All Module-T prefabricated buildings adhere to UK, US, and EU building codes and meet current seismic and cyclonic regulations. Prefabricated buildings are ideal for use in disaster zones and challenging or remote locations, as they can be supplied quickly on a budget and optimized to withstand extreme climatic change.

    8.Reduced Onsite Emissions

Due to the remote building process involved in the modular construction process, the use of heavy machinery and vehicles onsite are kept to a minimum, resulting in far less air pollution and emissions. This also dramatically reduces the risk to the existing staff at your facility.

Prefabricated Buildings: Saving Time, Money, and the Environment – Order Now from Module-T!

Aside from sustainability, prefabricated buildings are popular because they can save time and money. These savings are primarily derived from the speed at which the building process can take place (often less than half the time of a traditional build), the lack of bad weather delays, and the high-performance materials used in the manufacturing process.

Module-T is a leading global supplier of modular constructions. From our base in Istanbul, Turkey, we have designed, manufactured, and shipped a wide range of prefabricated offices, accommodation buildings, and other standard and bespoke modular constructions to sites in over 120 countries over six continents. Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about the prefabricated buildings and modular structures we produce.

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