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Modular Construction: Big Risks, Bigger Reward

Risk Management, Planning Can Save Time and Cost

BY SILVIA WITZKE

When you think of traditional modular construction, most people imagine cheap, single- or two-story buildings, or a cookie-cutter house on a rolling truck being delivered to its permanent location. But modular construction methodology has come a long way. These days, modular construction involves fabricating a building’s core structural components — referred to as modules — in an off-site factory or facility, then transporting them to the construction site to later stack and assemble on a foundation or podium.

With technological gains and advantages have come greater risks, necessitating management oversight and meticulous planning.

To read the full article, by Partner Engineering and Science Inc. Senior Assessor Silvia Witzke, click here.