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Modular Construction in Healthcare: Preparations, Advantages and Challenges

The benefits of modular construction can include a shorter project timeline and reduced costs. Photo Credit: Medxcel

The $400 billion healthcare construction industry has seen its fair share of change over the years. From new materials and the latest technological advances to updated building standards set by the Facility Guidelines Institute and reviewed by The Joint Commission, healthcare construction is constantly evolving.

While many trends in the industry come and go, pre-fabrication and modular construction – one of the biggest trends in healthcare today – is here to stay.

Put simply, modular construction is the process of constructing a building off-site through the use of modules, then fitting them together in a pre-planned order at the job site.

The Modular Building Institute further defines the process as construction “under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities, but in about half the time.”

As with any new trend, it’s important to consider the advantages and challenges before moving forward. Let’s dive first into the benefits of pursuing modular construction. Benefits of modular construction.

Reduced time.

One of the most common phrases you’ll hear in modular construction is “speed to market.” […]

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