The Rise of Modular Construction and Its Effect on Design

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Modular construction, sometimes referred to as off-site construction, is transforming the construction industry. Though it started out as a way to create temporary buildings, it has transformed into a common way of building permanent structures.1 Its promise of efficiencies makes it enticing to architects, specifiers and builders alike.

Permanent modular construction is the process of building a module within a controlled setting and transporting it to a job site for assembly into a complete structure.2 This mode of construction can increase efficiency, consistency and sustainability while reducing common job-site delays, especially when the right materials are specified.

Read our new white paper, “ The Rise of Modular Construction and Its Effect on Design,” to learn more about modular construction, its many benefits, and its effect on design.

For more information about how the USG Structural Solutions portfolio can benefit modular construction, please visit usg.com/modular.

 

1 Information courtesy of Design of Modular Construction

2 Information courtesy of the Modular Building Institute