Once believed to be a second-rate construction method, the first modular building was produced in 1958 and has since seen an incredible advancement in design and production. Formerly described as a simple, two or four module structure, modular building is now more complex in design with the help of Computer-Assisted Design programmes and modern factory settings.
We can see from building trends that modular construction is gaining popularity most likely due to the reduced time and money it takes to construct, as seen with the new Google headquarters and the new 24-storeys tower in Plymouth by Elements Europe.
Why is modular building increasing in use and acceptance?
Simon Underwood, Managing Director at Elements Europe, told building.co.uk:
“In recent months we have seen an increasing demand for high rise schemes looking to use modular solutions. Our clients demand high quality, faster build programmes and cost certainty. We have the capacity and capability to deliver in a better way than traditional construction.”