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By Lee Dellicker

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Debunking Modular
Building
W

MYTHS

hen most people think about
modular construction, the
double-wide trailer is often
the first thing that comes
to mind. This isn't all that surprising since
historically, modular construction was used
for just that - mobile homes. These simple
structures weren't very aesthetically pleasing and were often made with low-quality
aluminum. But fast-forward several decades,
and today modular construction is some-

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thing quite different. With the proper planning processes in place,
any building can now be built using modern modular techniques.
Modular has evolved into a true planning process and building solution offering sophisticated structures, shortened on-site construction
time, and improved safety performance. It's also extremely versatile
and allows builders to adapt to a variety of building situations to benefit clients. In other words, it's not prescribed to one building type, but
rather can be used to enhance a wide variety of building components
or assemblies. And when planned and executed correctly, it's also an
approach that overcomes schedule challenges and enhances quality.
So, when should modular be used as an alternative building system?


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