Before you start the design of a project, you’re going to want to ask yourself a few questions in order to better understand the construction path that you’re going to take. While Cormode & Dickson can take over at any stage of your project, we prefer to be a conception to completion builder.
So, here are a few questions to ask yourself before you start your next project:
- Where is your project going to be built and is the cost of on-site labour in the region less than the cost of modular?
Ease of access is important with modular, as the successful delivery of modules is crucial to the build. When there is little access to the location, or the location is far away from the factory, a stick built option may be the cheaper option, if there is the available on-site labour to complete your project.
- Do you have a qualified labor force to meet the regulatory and quality requirements of your future project?
Fabrication facilities have stringent QA/QC programs with independent inspection and testing protocols that promote superior quality of construction every step of the way. Matching this level of consistent quality is difficult, though not impossible, to achieve with traditional stick built projects.
- Are there enough experienced resources in the region to support the project schedule?
A lot of traditional builds are restricted to the resources that are available to the build area, and when the resources aren’t available, the construction must wait on them, making it hard to complete projects on a given schedule. Modular projects avoid this problem by working simultaneously with the on-site work, expediting the project schedule.
- Is there controlled fabrication space at the site to perform “traditional” stick built work safely and efficiently?
While modular builds require a level of road access that traditional builds may not, they don’t need to shut down major arterial roadways for as long as traditional builds. They can get in and out of builds quickly, lowering the disruption time of the surrounding area. Further, there is less on-site disturbance from workers, equipment and suppliers.
- Are you looking for flexibility in the future?
Modular offers two distinct divisions of construction: permanent modular construction (PMC) or relocatable buildings (RBs). With the latter modular option, the building can be added to, moved, relocated, or repurposed for the future.
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