Baton Rouge: Modular Construction Works at the Speed of Expansion
Less Material Waste
A typical on-site construction project of a 2,000 square foot structure results in 8,000 lbs. of waste in the landfill. It’s when the organic waste in landfills begin to decompose that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, are produced.
In contrast, as part of the modular construction process, leftover materials can be reused for future projects, or otherwise recycled, greatly reducing the amount of construction waste filling up local landfills. Prefabrication also allows modular builders to optimize their material purchases and usage. Bulk materials at the manufacturing facility are stored in a protected and controlled environment, so there is no material loss from theft or exposure to environmental conditions.
Less Material Exposure
Air quality issues are identified as one of the top customer issues with new construction. Poor air quality results from high moisture levels in a building’s framing materials, which is caused by exposure to inclement weather. Since the bulk of a modular structure is completed in a climate controlled factory setting, using dry materials, the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in the construction materials is eliminated.
Less Site Disturbance
Because most of the modular building process takes place off-site, there is a huge reduction in the time and impact on the surrounding environment of the final building site. Fewer construction vehicles and equipment are needed at the site, which contributes to fewer pollutants and less disruption to green space surrounding the site.
Prefab modular buildings offer a selection of high-efficiency options that can be installed in each project. LED lighting, programmable thermostats, ungraded triple glazed windows, upgraded roof insulation, and even solar panels are all available in new modular building construction to promote energy efficient operations.
Recycle & Reuse
When a business’s space needs change, modular buildings can be disassembled and removed. This sustainable benefit reduces demand for raw materials and minimizes the amount of energy expended to create an entirely new building to meet a new need, and again, reduces waste added to landfills.
For more information on expanding Baton Rouge, contact a modular building specialist in the Louisiana area.
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