The modular building is available in several variants and is now used in many industries. More details in this article!
The differences between modular and prefabricated buildings
Assembling complete buildings using individual factory-made modules is essentially what modular construction is all about. These modules usually have a steel structure and are produced according to strict standards for delivery to site and assembly. The modular construction market thus covers a wide range of modules that can be assembled to create structures that can meet one-off or permanent needs in a variety of industries. Zoom on the building that can be dismantled in all its states!
The particularities of modular construction
The construction of joinable buildings provides a solution to two common requirements: the temporary response or the permanent response in terms of covered spaces. Formerly dedicated to the construction sector, particularly to the needs of site personnel, it has very quickly established itself as a credible alternative to traditional construction. The know-how of the builders has obviously contributed to this, because like Spaciotempo, a reference in the field, many other service providers are renowned for their achievements in the field of demountable buildings.
As far as the possibilities of use are concerned, in the tertiary sector for example, the modular structure is a quick and durable solution to better cope with the (sometimes urgent) need to extend existing workshops and offices. It is also a cost-effective and relevant solution for conveying an identity in temporary commercial spaces, but with style. The possibilities of customization make it possible to go beyond the functional side of the construction.
The various possibilities that are possible with the demountable building are due to its advantages:
Speed of manufacture and execution: the design and delivery time is very short once the order has been placed, an advantage over traditional construction.
Economy: the cost per m2 of the prefabricated building is much lower than that of the solid construction, precisely because the modules are prefabricated in the factory.
Adaptability and flexibility: the possible arrangements with modular structures allow for modifications according to the required use. Juxtaposition, raising, lowering, reconfiguration, relocation; there is quite a lot of room for transformation of the demountable building.
Low environmental impact: the design method favours recyclable metals (steel and modular wood structure, 100% recyclable materials). Also, modular constructions have the particularity of being subject to a fairly simple deconstruction at the end of their life, since they are created using an assembly process. This is particularly the case with modular clean rooms which can be dismantled after use for experimental purposes. And by the way, the leader in ultra-clean Conformat is a real reference when it comes to clean room decontamination.
Architectural potential: the diverse and adaptable aesthetics of the prefabricated building to all environments makes it an architectural structure today, and no longer a simple emergency construction.
The French modular market
However, it must be said that, in general, the players in the demountable building market are moving upmarket in order to democratize their offers in new sectors. These continue to develop and to do well, because of the advantages that their creations offer; the latter being a credible alternative to traditional building. Technological developments in the construction process of prefabricated buildings, added to the quality of the materials used, really ensure significant advances in the field.
Today, the sector is growing rapidly, because the modular solution can effectively meet the needs of various sectors of activity.