Great article from the National post debunking some of the myths about modular construction. Many potential home buyers hold similar misconceptions about modular construction such as: modular homes look the same, modular homes aren’t good quality, modular homes are harder to maintain, modular homes are not of good quality. In addition, the national post provides thoughts from Mike Holmes regarding modular construction. Read the article from the national post.
- Increased availability: Construction companies are increasingly turning to modular construction for some part of their projects…
- Cost savings: Prefabrication can reduce the cost of a construction project by a significant amount. ….
- Better quality control: The factory-based process for building prefabricated segments of a structure provides for high levels of quality control…
- Faster completion: A modular project can be completed much faster and with greater efficiency than a project pieced together on site…
- Environmental friendliness: Modular construction can be better for the environment since the process requires less waste of material and less consumption of energy..
We hear a lot of talk about Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings. In
California, all new homes are required to be designed to demonstrate
zero net electricity usage beginning in 2020. Other states, including
Massachusetts, are currently discussing whether to mandate similar
requirements. But what will these new requirements mean to the
affordability of new homes? And what impact will they have on the
modular construction industry?
MHBA talked with some of its members to get their take on the subject.