Modular Construction – Reducing Construction Waste by 90%
Modular construction has been providing an environmentally responsible alternative for over 40 years. The off-site construction methods used in modular building focus on efficient and sustainable building methods that result in reducing construction waste, maximizing material use and a more streamlined output process.
In contrast to the staggering amounts of waste produced using traditional construction methods, a report from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) shows that a 90% waste reduction can be achieved by increasing the use of off-site construction.
With off-site modular construction, module units are assembled in controlled conditions. This allows for minimal material waste associated with weather conditions and construction site theft. As the off-site elements of the construction projects conclude, largely finished modular units arrive at the construction site, significantly limiting construction waste generated on the project site.
Built for Deconstruction and Reuse
Modular building systems are a prime example of a growing adaptable reuse movement. They are flexible, adaptable, and reusable. They are essentially built to be unbuilt.
The amount of waste produced when deconstructing a modular building is tremendously less than an outdated building that needs to be demolished. The adaptable and reusable nature of modular structures reduces the need for additional raw material and minimizes the energy necessary to create a building from existing modules.
If you’re looking to make a positive impact on the environment through your next expansion or new building project, consider modular building. Talk to a modular expert in your area.
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