Increasing Productivity with Prefabrication and Modular Construction
COAA Webinar: april 22, 2020 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Prefabrication and modular construction are construction processes that the industry has used for centuries. However, these processes have not stayed stagnant over the years. Everything about prefabrication and modular construction has been reinvented, and their reemergence as a new trend is tied to the rise of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and green building. The emergence of BIM is influencing design and construction processes and how project teams collaborate. A key benefit of BIM is enabling the increased use of prefabrication and modular construction, which in turn improves worksite productivity and overall project return on investment. Contractors were especially excited, with 77% believing that BIM would allow them to use prefabrication on larger, more complex projects in the future.
Drawing from their latest SmartMarket Report, Dodge Data & Analytics takes a new look at prefabrication and modularization and their impact on a major initiative within our industry, improving productivity. Through their survey of hundreds of architects, engineers and contractors, they gathered data on the impact of prefabrication and modular construction on key industry productivity metrics including project schedules, costs, safety, quality, eliminating waste and creating green buildings. Some of the most significant productivity findings from prefabrication and modularization users include:
- 66% report that project schedules are decreased, with 35% by 4 weeks or more
- 65% report that project budgets are decreases, with 41% by 6% or more
- 77% report that construction site waste is decreased, 44% by 5% or more
Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of analytics and software-based workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities and execute on those opportunities for enhanced business performance. Whether it’s on a local, regional or national level, Dodge makes the hidden obvious, empowering its clients to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, size growth opportunities, and pursue those opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its 100-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future.
This webinar has been approved for 1 AIA LU/HSW.
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