Prefabrication, Modular and Offsite Construction: Connecting Design and Construction for Better Buildings and Outcomes

By Brenda Araujo | Video

The quality, schedule, cost, sustainability and safety benefits of prefabrication are well-established. The growing use of modular components for buildings and infrastructure work adds even greater efficiencies without impacting creative design. But over years of Dodge Data & Analytics research studies, contractors’ top obstacle to doing more of both is that projects aren’t specifically designed to facilitate optimizing these offsite approaches.

New research by Dodge explores both the current use of each of these approaches and the state of structured communication and understanding among design and construction teams about how to design for best use of them and benefit the project. Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research for Dodge presents highlights of the findings from this research and offers a perspective on improving outcomes for everyone.

In this video, viewers will:

  • Gain insights into the current use of prefabrication, including both single-trade and multi-trade assemblies.
  • Gain insights into the current use of modular components, including panelized, factory-made turnkey units and full volumetric modules.
  • Understand the drivers, benefits and frequency of application to various building types for both approaches.
  • Compare the perspectives of designers and builders on the current state of knowledge about how to effectively design to optimize offsite approaches, and how to accelerate their use in the future.

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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Construction

Published on December 5, 2022 in .

About the Author

Brenda Araujo has been with Microsol Resources since 2018 and currently holds the title of Training & Marketing Coordinator. She manages content strategy for digital marketing through social media posting and engagement, digital advertising as well as CAD/BIM training logistics in all three office locations including virtual training for the AEC community.