17/12/13An introduction to off site construction
An introduction to off site construction
STREIF has developed and grown considerably since it was formed in 1929. Over decades, there has been the creation of several STREIF sister companies – one of which, STREIF Industrial Facilities, built a great international reputation for building factories for use for off site manufacturing. We still have an impressive reputation in the area of off site construction, and the market for such construction is expected to grow as an increasing number of people learn more about the advantages of this type of construction. However, some people reading this blog post might be wondering what off site manufacturing even is. We are happy to enlighten you!
What off site construction involves
Off site construction refers to structures that are constructed at a location different to the location where the structures will be permanently placed and used. This kind of construction takes place in a manufacturing plant that has been designed and created just for this type of construction.
Individual modules of the structure are built in the plant before they are transported, with the use of specially designed trailers, to the structure’s intended permanent location. The requirement for ramps and stairs to be used with the building is banished through the digging of concrete foundations into the earth; this strategy enables the building to be set at grade level. Once the modules have been brought to the appropriate site, the structure will be fastened to the ground and to other modules to help in the installation of the structure onto a permanent foundation.
There are many benefits of off site manufacturing
Why should you consider drawing upon off site manufacturing from STREIF for building projects? There are several good reasons. For example, the process reduces the amount of time that is required for project building, as the buildings are made at the same time that the site for the project is prepared. Furthermore, as most of the project work takes place at the manufacturing plant, it is possible to make construction more efficient and buy materials in greater quantities, and as off site manufacturing can help in the achieving of more accurate features in structures, it can be used to make structures that suffer from less thermal loss and therefore are more sustainable. If you want to have a structure built on a site that is highly rural or has little open space, you are especially likely to benefit from off site construction.