Traditional Construction vs. Modular Construction
The construction industry is ripe for innovation. Prefabricated buildings, which are built in an efficient lean factory environment, offer the key to the paradigm shift. Take more labor offsite and bring it into a controlled factory setting. When you look at traditional construction vs. modular construction, modular construction compares favourably.
The traditional construction model is inefficient. Owners are losing money on projects, architects and engineers are not seeing improved workmanship, and contractors bear great financial risk in the process. As a result, the lack of productivity and inefficiencies in the construction industry are costly to all stakeholders.
Modular construction presents a logical alternative to site-built methods. We not only reduce the inefficiencies but offer numerous advantages beyond that.
Modular is a Lean Process Triumph is a Lean Company
The term “Lean” means without waste or excess. It’s a perfect way to to describe the modular construction process. Beyond efficiencies inherent in offsite construction, Triumph embraces Lean philosophies in all aspects of business including visual management and customer feedback. Above all, the Lean process empowers all employees to identify ways to ensure the success of projects.
Lean principles are taught within the company and part of day-to-day activities. Triumph’s VP of Construction Services, Nick Masci, is a recognized leader in Lean management. In the video below, he offers some insights into how Triumph embraces Lean as part of its culture.