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Modular and Prefabricated Housing: Literature Scan of Ideas, Innovations, and Considerations to Improve Affordability, Efficiency, and Quality

Modular Report

Modular and prefabricated units are built on an assembly line in a plant and transported to the construction site. Prefab or modular building systems can have advantages over traditional on-site construction:

  • Site work can happen at the same time as units are being built in the plant;
  • Units can be built when weather does not allow outdoor construction;
  • Efficiencies and lean manufacturing principles realized on the assembly line can result in savings;
  • Because units are built indoors and closely supervised they can be of higher quality.

Modular and Prefabricated Housing Report