Why hasn’t Modular construction caught on before now? Why the sudden interest?
Until recently, developers and contractors seemed content with the status quo, regardless of the inherent and understood inefficiencies. Planning and preparing for those inefficiencies seemed easier than learning a different way of building for many.
Today, developers and owners are facing the “perfect storm” in the construction sector, including:
- A widely recognized skilled labour shortage that won’t get better anytime soon
- High housing costs and low housing availability in urban areas, a condition that is worsening
- A widely documented lack of productivity in construction
- The increasing rate of assembly-line processes or lean manufacturing techniques.