Offsite construction has gained popularity in commercial construction markets across the US very recently. There are some construction professionals who claim this concept to be age-old. Tight budgets, difficulty in finding skilled labor and increasingly shrinking deadlines are some of the reasons that have propelled the popularity of offsite construction across the construction industry.
New York’s My Micro [Carmel Place] is the most explicit example of how modular and offsite construction can prove to be really effective. Such instances show how significant has offsite construction become today when contractors construct entire building units offsite and only assemble them onsite.
Offsite construction, when adopted, shows a clearly visible effect on costs, and project schedules are shortened. These are the changes that push major industry players to look beyond the construction site and make the most out of their labor skills and resources.
Let’s have a look at the trends…