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Permanent Modular Construction- Efficient & Sustainable

2013 January 29
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Unlike the more temporary wood structures that are often associated with the modular industry, permanent modular construction is vastly different in design, execution and application.  It is simply an alternative method of constructing a building off-site, under controlled conditions in significantly less time.

More in the A.E. and C profession are recognizing the efficiencies and inherent eco-friendly benefits associated with prefabrication and modularization. A whitepaper by the Modular Building Institute  “Improving Construction Efficiency & Productivity with Modular Construction”, and a McGraw-Hill Construction Smart Market Report, “Prefabrication and Modularization Increase Productivity” are making more people aware of the advancement of permanent modular.

Although modular has been around for a long time it is seeing a profound re-emergence as sustainability is rightfully becoming the driving force behind building design. This method of project delivery is proving significant savings in materials and resources relative to traditional site built construction as well as quantifiable reductions in site related impacts.

Projects are built together in factory.  Fit, finish and systems testing occur before the modules are transported. Fabrication indoors with controlled labor  reduces costs due to sub-contractor delays or inclement weather. As the building is constructed, site development is underway, the overlapping of which results in projects completed much faster. Reduced time for construction mitigates financial risks and makes the already ambitious undertaking of general construction more predictable.  A paper by Architect, Bob Kobet, “Modular and the LEED rating system”, summarizes the natural kinship between LEED and prefab.

Triumph Modular is dedicated to the advancement of modular construction and high performance building, to provide owners with more efficient ways to build. To schedule a visit to one of our completed buildings and or arrange a visit to a manufacturing plant visit www.triumphmodular.com or contact me at gcort@triumphmodular.com.

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Glenn Cort

LEED AP BD+C| VP of Client Development
A LEED AP (USGBC) and a Certified Building Analyst (BPI), Glenn has served as Triumph’s VP of Business Development for the last three years. A self professed student of the built environment and its impacts on human health and comfort, he enjoys an active curriculum in architecture and in commercial modular buildings.
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