What are the benefits of modular solutions?
Modular design is a design approach that subdivides a system into smaller parts called modules or skids, that can be independently created and then used in different systems. Modular solutions are quick and easy to build so there is no surprise they are on the rise all over the world. Modular buildings are being used for both – residential and commercial purposes.
First of all, unlike traditional construction practices, modular buildings are assembled in controlled environments. This means that majority of the process is completed in house, where third party quality control is normally present. Thus, modular solutions ensure good quality and long lifespan. In addition, builders are able to work in the same controlled space with all tools and equipment at their disposal. This leads to better built structures and superior quality standards.
Shorter construction times of modular solutions
Building time of the structure is always important when building any commercial or residential building. With modular solutions building times are shorter than with stick-built buildings. Because construction teams are able to work in controlled environments using repetitive techniques and convenient equipment like large-scale jigs, modular construction results in faster build times. Moreover, weather conditions are not a delaying factor anymore. Furthermore, one should not overlook the costs savings achieved with modular solution. Last but not least, there is also a huge environmental benefit of modular solutions.
The “green” nature of modular solutions
Modular solutions nowadays come with numerous benefits that are not only of economical profit but are also eco-friendly:
- Energy-efficient constructions: mostly, modular solutions are getting more and more energy-efficient. Reduced construction time results in effective use of energy and resources and very little construction waste. It is true, that a substantial amount of energy might be needed to build and manufacture these units on such a large scale, but on the other hand, construction time, effort and energy is reduced considerably in the case of modular buildings.
- Types of materials: Mostly the materials used in modular constructions are the same as regular constructions. However, an increasing number of companies are making use of sustainable materials to reduce their carbon footprint, which results in greener surroundings.
- Modular constructions are reusable: one of the biggest, or even THE biggest advantage is the reusable nature of modular solutions. Modular building can be erected in a matter days and moved it to another location when you're done with it. In the long run, using the same modular building time and time again helps you save time, money, energy and resources, thus reducing consequent construction waste.
It is of a great importance for modular solutions to fit in different surroundings, so today new materials that can be easily implemented into different areas are used. The trend is that different types of materials are used together, creating modern and stylish modular solutions.
Lastly, modular solutions are extremely easy to move, comparing to stick-built buildings. So if there is ever a necessity to move your business elsewhere, this will not be a problem anymore.
Modular solutions are applied in offices nowadays
Modular solutions are getting more and more popular in designing offices nowadays. A new trend popped up, in which, offices should be spacious and cozy, reminding workers of their homes, where they can relax and think creatively. New designs are implemented in that matter:
- Meeting rooms designated for one particular team.
- Casual spaces for individual work is designed. As remote work becomes more common, more employees are getting used to being productive at places besides their desk. So a growing number of offices are incorporating libraries, cafes, and lounges meant for solo work.
- Acoustics controls: collaboration is a necessity nowadays. However, it doesn't always bode well for those trying to do work on their own.
- The core features of the design all share the goal of maximizing collaboration, creativity, flexibility, and promoting innovative ideas. But sometimes, collaboration comes into the way of people, who want to work alone for a while. Thus, adding carpeting to areas that have traditionally remained bare, like corridors, is one solution. Furniture and plants can help absorb some ambient sound. And acoustic screens can line your meeting room walls or communal areas.
- Rooms to break up the monotony of the working days are implemented into the office buildings. Long rows of desks get boring. Break up the monotony with seating areas or meeting spaces. Give different regions of the office different themes. This will help employees to get more relaxed and thus more productive.