PERMANENT vs. RELOCATABLE MODULAR CONSTRUCTION
Modular construction is well suited for a number of use cases:
Permanent modular construction (PMC). This innovative, sustainable construction method employs off-site manufacturing of prefabricated modules that are deployed in whole building solutions (single- or multi-story). Modules can be assembled as standalone structures that incorporate MEP, fixtures, and exterior and interior finishes. Or modules can be integrated into existing structures or into hybrid site-built/modular construction projects. Either way, permanent modular construction offers better overall results in less time.
Relocatable buildings (RB). These partially or completely assembled buildings are purpose built to be reused multiple times and transported to different sites. The most common applications are temporary classrooms, emergency shelters, and other applications where there is a need for safe, secure, temporary space. In addition to rapid delivery schedules, relocatable buildings also enjoy accelerated depreciation schedules.
In just 90 days, Good Samaritan Hospital went from ground-break to accepting patients in their new Pediatric Emergency Room! Thanks to simultaneous off-site construction and site development, this 7,000 square foot addition opened in record time -- during the height of the pandemic.