In the first part of our series on offsite construction, our Orlando construction lawyers discussed specific advantages that this method is presenting to contractors nationwide. We discussed its impact on scheduling as well as its ability to alleviate the labor shortage, among other items.
In this article, we will discuss additional advantages that the offsite construction method can bring to your business. To recap, offsite construction is the process of building specific components of a structure away from the construction site. This work could be a prefabrication, meaning the certain components are built offsite, or modular, meaning that larger components, including complete rooms are created away from the job site. In both cases, the completed components are later installed in the primary structure.
Here are a few more advantages of offsite construction for contractors:
- Less disruption: We may not always consider this because it’s our business, but construction work has a tremendous impact on the neighbors of a construction site. Whether it creating traffic issues, impacting air quality, or making a great deal of noise, most people do not welcome a neighboring construction project with open arms. By utilizing offsite construction capabilities for certain aspects of your project, you shorten the time that you are on-site, which means less disruption.
- Promotes safety: We all know that safety is a major issue on construction sites. This part of the construction experience can be greatly reduced by producing certain components in a manufacturing plant and installing them once done. This reduces the amount of activity on site. Offsite construction can potentially decrease the likelihood of having workers in precarious situations, like working at heights, as well.
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