Prefabricated Structures are Taking Over the World

Prefabricated structures, or as many people call them, Big Top Fabric Buildings, are all the rage these days. They’re known for their unique and creative designs and how quickly they’re able to be built, reducing construction times from months to weeks or even days in some cases. Their numbers have been rising steadily over the last decade and it’s not hard to see why.

The Four Cornerstones of Modern Industry

Industrial production has changed dramatically in recent years. Where once, entire buildings were constructed on-site, prefabricated structures have taken over. The advantages of using prefabrication to build a structure instead of traditional methods are manifold: it speeds up construction time and reduces risks associated with on-site construction; it can be engineered to meet specific needs or withstand certain environmental conditions; and it is cheaper to install and maintain than a traditionally built structure.

How Engineers and Developers Are Driving The Market

Engineers and developers are driving the prefabricated structure market. The profession typically requires a tremendous amount of overhead, which prefabricated structures help to reduce. Due to their increased accuracy and speed in manufacturing, they require less labor hours to complete and can be completed in a shorter time frame than traditional construction methods. Additionally, many prefabricated structures have advanced materials that can offer greater durability than with standard concrete or wood construction.

Examples of Prefabs in Use Today

Prefabricated structures have been around for decades, but now more and more industries are using them. The prefab process is reducing construction time by as much as 70%. Examples of prefabs in use today include:

Boat Storage                                                               Churches                                                             Sport Centers/Gyms              
  

and much much more.

Built on Site, Assembled in Pieces, Quickly & Easily

Fabric buildings can be built on site, assembled in pieces, quickly and easily without the need for extensive foundation work. A prefabricated building is a modular, or panelized building which is erected on site by assembling and connecting together its pre-assembled components. This allows builders to assemble a fabric building quickly onsite without any heavy machinery or complicated assembly instructions. 

Modular Buildings – Made as a Single Building Unit, Dismantled & Shipped to Site, Quickly & Easily


Prefabricated structures, or modular buildings, are becoming far less expensive to build than traditional structures. The reason for this is that prefabricated structures can be manufactured in a factory setting and then shipped to their final destination. This process saves materials, labor and money by not having to construct on site.
Another advantage of prefabricated buildings is that they can be erected quickly with little effort, in as little as one day. This is because all of the parts for a single building unit (or module) arrive at once, so all construction workers need to do is assemble them together on site and fill in any gaps with mortar or other materials as needed.

Where Will This New Construction Trend Take Us Next?

Prefabricated structures have taken over the world, and if you’re interested in what lies ahead for this construction trend, stay current with the Big Top Shelters Blog posts.
We’ve had a front row seat in seeing prefabricated structures take over many industries – from affordable housing to commercial building – but what other industries will join in?
It’s hard to say with certainty which industry will be next to adopt this technique, but there are a few possibilities.

“Our marketing experts predict that prefabricated construction techniques will become more popular in the energy sector as renewable energy becomes more prevalent.”

And Finally …
Prefabricated structures and modular buildings have been gaining popularity in recent years as they offer a convenient alternative to traditional construction. Some people may find prefabrication to be more expensive than traditional construction methods, but prefabrics tend to cost less in the long run because they are easier and less time-consuming to install. They also typically last longer than other building materials and require less maintenance. It’s clear fabric buildings will continue to take over, as well as continue to bring those whom invest ROI giving them more reason to expand their fabric building locations. 

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