From the humble beginnings as simple substitute office space, the modular building is taking on new heights, literally. The modular building has shown us some impressive uses, but with a groundbreaking new initiative, the uses of modular buildings come be on the rise.
This new initiative will bring on a great positive impact for up to 50 new hotels in the brand’s portfolio within the coming year, making modular technology more than just a significant investment, but a new and innovative way of construction.
The new hotel and its rooms are already assembled entirely off site. Even though three different partners are involved in the assembly, the rooms arrive at the site together and fully constructed. The bed, desk, toilet and even the sheets, pillows and TV are ready in the room. All the crew have to do in its arrival is slot the room into place. The hyper-efficient model uses this method called ‘stacking’.
Up and Running
Marriot already has one modular building in action now. In California, a 97-modular roomed hotel was the first step the company took towards the journey of modular construction. The senior vice president for global design for the business got the ball rolling just over two years ago, where he and his team began researching into more developments in Asia and Europe. Once a proposal was put together involving the use of modular construction, the team saw the potential, financially and economically, and then went on to debut the pilot project at a 2015 conference.
Onwards and Upwards
The hotel chain is working with a company in Florida to further advance the process and try to get the process out into the world as an economically pleasing development process. The Marriott’s chief development officer, Eric Jacobs said: “As construction costs are at a peak, it’s a real challenge to find good, qualified subcontractors based on the general building boom that is happening throughout the United States. We ‘re on pace to approve another 400 to 450 hotels this year and we think we can influence ten percent of those projects with modular construction. If we can cut four to six months off of a typical development timeline of 12 to 14 months, that’s a significant saving for our owners.”
Benefits of Modular Design
Even when the companies redesign or update room designs it’s never from scratch, so modular companies can mass produce the units. By calculating the footage of the desired room and the amenities and requirements, they can reproduce easily. As a bonus, they have been able to improve STC scored (sound transmission class) which gives them an edge over traditional construction, economically and environmentally. The company have even been involving students, allowing them to study what could potentially be the future of construction.
“We’re really educating our ownership and development community,” Eric Jacobs said. “That’s been the real opportunity — to share the information as broadly as we can. Construction is the next frontier for innovation, and modular is leading the way.”
The popular hotel chain already has another four modular hotels being constructed, with another two expected to be opening later in the year. These are all currently in the United States, but with time, knowledge and resources lets hope that this stretched further into the world and other buildings will be improved by modular technology.
At Excel Modular, we pride ourselves on our high-quality modular building options and keep our hopes high that the future of mainstream construction steers more in a direction of modular. To find out more about our services, we would be happy to have a chat.
Posted on 22nd May 2017 15:58:03 by Micheala.Martin
Modular construction is fast replacing traditional construction in many parts of the world. This is because modular construction has many benefits to offer, especially when it comes to quality, money and time. Modular buildings offer the unique property of being able to adapt to any kind of budget, while still guaranteeing top quality.
Modular buildings are helping to improve healthcare immensely, as they are being widely used to create satellite clinics, urgent care clinics, laboratories, physicians’ offices, diagnostic centres and health care facilities.
This rapid expansion of the healthcare industry is calling for a quicker, more efficient construction strategy, and this is how modular construction has its benefits. Why should you choose modular buildings for healthcare?
With healthcare institutions often finding themselves in sudden need for more space, with the requirement of extra rooms and operation theatres, modular construction can be completed very quickly, meaning the additional space can be up and running in no time.
As modular construction can be completed quickly, there is a significant reduction in labour costs. Materials are also used efficiently in a factory, resulting in minimal wastage, further contributing to reduction in construction costs. This is ideal for hospitals on tight budgets.
As modular buildings are built in factories then assembled on site, there is no need to use heavy machinery, meaning safety hazards reduce greatly.
Since all the major constructing is done off-site in modular construction, life at the hospital is not disturbed, meaning there is no interruption from construction noise, debris, and barricades. When assembling the building, the modules are transported to the site which only takes a few short hours, so interruption is at a minimal. This is crucial for healthcare centres, as time is a very important factor.
If an institution does not want to commit to additional space permanently, there is also the option of renting modular space for healthcare, where you can get portable healthcare buildings for rent. You can rent mobile processing labs, additional patient rooms, mobile pharmacies and other additional space needed to add to your institution.
The Sustainable Solution
Hospital buildings and other healthcare institutions use a lot of electricity and are in need of a constant energy source. Modular construction offers the option of installing buildings with energy efficient systems like solar panels, geothermal systems, and energy efficient glass.
A great fact about modular buildings is that they are made mostly out of recyclable materials, such as; recycled steel, recycled glass, and recycled wood. Furthermore, modular healthcare buildings can be completely dismantled, leaving no debris and no wastage of construction materials.
Modular healthcare construction is transforming the healthcare industry rapidly, and in a noteworthy way.
Here at Excel Modular Buildings Ltd, we provide quality new and pre-owned modular buildings for all your healthcare accommodation requirements. Our Excel modular buildings are suitable for a wide range of uses including:
Our modular buildings can be adapted according to your requirements, whatever the size. Get in touch with a friendly member of our team who will be happy to help you on more information on what we offer.
Posted on 22nd May 2017 14:39:28 by Micheala.Martin
Becoming an increasingly popular choice for a wide range of industries, modular buildings allow for you to think outside the box. One of the big advantages of this construction option is its flexibility and its versatility, permitting many interesting ways of constructing buildings while maintaining modular construction’s environmental benefits.
Owning a business can be very difficult; with renting costs and utilities, traditional building often becomes a solution that is too expensive. Modular construction allows for both pop-up shops or big retailers to have a quick turnaround and a successful business.
The capability of having a very short construction period and how easy the buildings are to move ensures that there are endless ways of making the most out of these structures.
Perfect for answering the needs of humanitarian crises, modular construction is quick and flexible, allowing for versatile uses. Whether countries need a school, medical facilities, or simply storage, it’s easy to have the needed support.
Modular buildings are safe and clean structures that can be moved around as need grows and transformed into other buildings according to requirements, which make them ideal for situations in which quick housing is a necessity.
Traditional housing structure follows the same pattern worldwide but modular buildings offer that touch of affordability and aesthetically pleasing design. With modular buildings being able to be fitted with heating, electricity, and water, it’s easy to create a dream home.
Built off-site and transported to the final destination afterwards, it provides a sustainable and modern take that can be the answer to the housing crisis. These buildings are easily moved and transported according to need.
Innovative and capable of answering the needs of the agricultural industry, modular buildings allow for vertical farming. The structural integrity of these buildings and their flexibility combine to offer safe and new ways of utilising them. The added environmental bonus of green construction only provides long-lasting solutions.
As modular buildings are made to be lifted by cranes and transported, these buildings are strongly built and capable of being the creative option to answer the challenge that modern agriculture faces.
Regardless of the end use and the industry, here at Excel Modular we have high-quality modular building options. Our experts can match your requirements to our solutions, ensuring a knowledgeable and safe service.
With a CSCS accredited team and NEBOSH certified Managers, you know you’ll have only the best possible service.
Posted on 18th May 2017 07:58:36 by Micheala.Martin