What Makes Prefabrication A Preferred Mode Of Construction

Prefabrication is the process of assembling components of a structure and transporting it to the construction site. Some common prefabricated materials include steel, aluminium, titanium, concrete and fibre-glass. This method of construction saves time and money. It cuts down cost incurred on other wages and materials.

A prefabricated construction involves co-operation of architects, civil engineers, site engineers, structural engineers, suppliers and builders. Such constructions are a huge responsibility as they need to be carefully constructed and transported to an actual site without any damage. They have brought about a significant change in the construction industry because of its style of work. It ensures the durability of the structure and hence preferred over on-site constructions.

Conventional style of building has a great impact on energy consumption, water wastage, carbon emission and other impacts on the environment. The traditional way of building a house is by transporting bricks, cement, sand, steel and other material to the site. In prefabricated constructions, only foundations are built this way, whereas other sections such as floors, walls, roof are assembled in a factory and later joined together.

Prefab constructions are fast, economical and environment friendly. There are various technologies that reduce cost and time and help to cope with the shortage of skilled labour. Prefabricated buildings are common in the international market. Global markets have acknowledged the advantages associated with such buildings and encourage architects to promote prefab structures.

Considering environmental and economic aspects, pre-engineered steel buildings lead to rapid urbanisation and infrastructural developments. They are very useful in sites not suitable for regular construction methods. Some of the advantages of such buildings are as follows:

  • Reduced construction time – Prefab buildings are built much faster as compared to conventional constructions. This is because they are structured in a different place where there is less disturbance from other elements.
  • Better control over quality – Prefabricated constructions can have better control on quality as they are assembled in a factory and not on-site. Factory engineers are responsible to ensure highest quality standards keeping in mind safety and security of people working on-site.
  • Reduced site interruptions – Majority of components are completed in the factory, therefore such buildings do not face site interruptions such as truck traffic, equipment and supplies around the construction site and hazardous weather conditions. This saves time and effort.
  • Ensured safety – Factory constructions ensure the safety of labourers and on-site engineers to the highest levels. It has fewer risks for accidents and other such incidents. It protects workers from on-site injuries and offers immediate help in case of emergencies.

Portable cabin manufacturers prefer prefab constructions as there is reduced work time, requires lesser expansion joints and uses better technology. Clients can place an order for precise structures and expect an error-free structure. Such constructions are available in a variety of budgets as per requirements, thus it benefits businesses and customers together.

Pre-engineered steel buildings can have special architectural requirements in its finishing stage, which may not be possible in conventional constructions. It has consistency in quality without any constraint of resources. Such structures are light in weight so easy to transport and handle. Thermal insulation, sound insulation, weather durability and non-combustibility are some of the features of such structures.


About Mr. Sunil Srivastava

Sunil Srivastava is a Business Partner at New Life Steel Structures, a leading organization having expertise into the manufacturing of pre-engineered steel buildings. The company has been into the industry since 2 decades constructing multiple steel structures with varied budget in different geographies and operating with a strong sense of work ethics, pride and integrity