Modular Construction Firms
Modular Construction Technologies, an area of expertise of IPSOFACTO, is laden with fantastic new advances and ideas.
In-housing the technologies that were once off-burdened to a GC, or another expert in construction, is no longer the process. Factories produce and assemblers assemble. Assemblers becomes the modern-day GC; putting the puzzle pieces together with light construction requirements, only.
But what are the technical shortcomings. All technology since the beginning of time naturally become TOO complex. Simplicity doesn’t sell. Complexity sells. Greed causes complexity necropsy. Complexity is anti-user. In Modular, PM tools that are dumbed down for ease are in demand. CAD based programs that are easily accessible by support staff and inside Sales staff. Having access to the technology by todays less-then-brilliant tech users is the requirement. You shouldn’t need a PhD to use modular construction technologies. In fact, in building buildings, you are most likely to find lower level technology users.
Accountants who can correctly understand that they are working in manufacturing rather than construction, and the applications which support them. On what continents are staff working. Where are these immense amounts of 3d and 2d data being stored? How is inventory managed and accounted?
Printing; using in house or cloud-based printing facilities. Who is doing the document establishments and where? India. China. US. Patagonia?
The big failures in new Modular Construction will think that GSuite and a good plotter are enough. That’s the attitude of yesterday and not tomorrow.
Repetition leads to perfection. Re-inventing wheels does not. When the correct mix and use of modular construction technologies is in play, repeating the same Bauhaus patterns will lead to the flare of IM Pei. But Modular lends itself to construction at breakneck speeds. Like when the hulk destroys a city. Modular will help rebuild it in a few weeks (if they have the right technology).
Modular construction techniques rely on technology and supports the use of (and further advances of) technology within the sector.
Some of the biggest wins to focus on are:
- Less waste
- Faster Speeds
- Faster permitting and inspection
- More efficient use of raw materials that are NOT wasted.
- Better inventory and accounting modeling
- Easier buying.
- Greater standards for Fixtures and built in furnishings
- Standards for plumbing and electrical
- Eventual economies of scale at a global level (build identical buildings in cities thousands of miles apart.
- Resale Standards and Comp reviews
And all of these incredible advances will require new technologies to manage them.