Healthcare slow to adopt modular construction

July 27, 2020

Modular construction has never seen large-scale implementation in the healthcare market, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

In terms of capital projects, modular construction allows building owners to shorten schedules and reduce costs. Patient bathrooms, exam rooms, single-toilet rooms and overhead utilities can all be prefabricated and then brought to the project site for installation. 

A manufacturing-style process helps to reduce the amount of wasted material, and improves project safety.

Still, healthcare facilities accounted for only 24 percent of building types using permanent modular construction. It is expected to decrease over the next three years.

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