Builders and developers are looking for ways to deliver projects on time, on budget, and more efficiently, which is why prefabrication continues to be popular.
The use of prefabricated building components such as bathrooms, walls and ceilings, and laminated beams can improve the consistency and quality of builders, which may increase as the Building Information Model (BIM) matures over the years.
It can alleviate scheduling risks
In the pre-manufacturing world, early planning is indispensable because it is difficult to make modifications after manufacturing components.
From pre-planning and delivery to on-site execution of the project, you will use BIM and 3D modeling to think and visualize each step of the project.
This means that you are unlikely to encounter scheduling mitigation measures in the future, and the manufacture, delivery and installation of prefabricated components can be carried out without hindrance.
Site weather factors and subcontractor scheduling delays can be eliminated, and product construction is faster due to the simultaneous manufacture of multiple components.
It allows you to collect input from end users before the build begins
Due to advances in computer-aided design, developers and architects can build two structures - in fact, then physical structures.
This is good news for designers and end users who can contribute their time and money by making their own insights into the project before the actual building begins, avoiding changes later in the project.
This early involvement forces the project team to think beyond their individual profession or industry.
Identify unique products optimized for individual customers or projects at an early stage. Manufacturers can produce dedicated units for any design condition that will be calculated during the number takeoff process.
It has stricter quality control
Installation of prefabricated products
When designing a prefabricated system, the designer uses BIM to test the product against a variety of specifications and ensure that it is consistent with all other relevant industries. The computerized model simplifies the entire construction process, including the initial shop floor drawing phase. This also means that the possibility of human error during the planning phase is much less.
Products are then manufactured on-site in a controlled environment in accordance with strict quality standards to better control the use of materials and waste. Staff are very experienced with this product and they often use the same specifications and requirements in their daily work.
In addition, there are a number of quality checks throughout the process. Prefabricated products are shipped to the project site according to a well-planned logistics plan.
Problem identification outside the field
BIM brings collision detection to the industry and can identify potential problems before construction begins. This is a game changer for projects that use prefabricated products.
Conflict detection identifies locations where individual models have incompatible parameters, or an out-of-order time sequence that can result in design changes, higher material costs, and accompanying program and budget overruns.
Because pre-manufacturing plants use computer modeling, an unlimited number of opportunities and scenarios can be evaluated so that the feasibility of the construction can be reviewed as early as possible.
Construction problems can be solved as quickly as possible, saving time and money.
Flexibility and efficiency
Builders have been surpassing the boundaries of traditional prefabrication, which allows for a variety of designs and product choices.
Due to the technology used to create the prefab product, the design is flexible and all parties involved in the project can be on the same page throughout the process.
In the early stages of the design phase, designers and architects can easily work with project teams to try out different options and alternatives to meet developer needs.
By engaging product vendors, designers and industry as early as possible, an efficient communication forum can be created to achieve high quality projects.
Use prefabricated solutions in your building projects
With the development of BIM technology, the complexity of prefabricated products and our projects will continue to evolve. As you continue to understand the benefits of using pre-manufacturing, learn about the unique solutions that our Building Solutions team offers for each stage of construction.