Prefabricated buildings or prefab buildings are the buildings constructed using prefabrications. Prefabrication normally is the practice of assembling the components of any structure in a company or on a manufacturing site, transported to and finally assembled in a final destination.
The prefabrication method is usually preferred due to its low cost, reusability, and easy installation.
Some of the common applications of prefabricated buildings are residential buildings, offices, health centers, schools, cold stores, mushroom growing farms, etc.
Prefabrication is no doubt more efficient and time-saving than the traditional concrete building structures. Sandwich Panels are mostly used in the construction of prefab buildings. Prefabricated Buildings being eco-friendly has plenty of advantages and its market is surely going to rise in the near future because of the great flexibility and costs during the construction.
Less Time Consuming
One of the main benefits of constructing prefab buildings is- it is extremely less time-consuming.
Most of the buildings have repeating sections of walls, roof, floor, and other structures. While constructing prefab structures workers can effectively perform their task repetitively with defined operational sequences. Workers can perform multiple tasks simultaneously which makes the construction faster.
As an example, while constructing buildings using traditional methods, actual construction of roofs, floors, or walls does not start until the site is fully cleared but with prefabrication, tasks can be performed both off-site and on-site simultaneously and later can be assembled together.
Prefabricated building materials are manufactured in a controlled environment which makes it easier to produce consistent output due to work familiarization. The temperature, mix ratio, moisture, and other factors required are controlled in an effective way which makes the products of higher quality.
There’s a myth about prefabricated buildings that these materials can be only used for temporary purposes. But the fact is, prefab structures can be easily dismantled from their place and can be assembled to a different site.
Prefab buildings are not only cost-efficient for end-users but also for the manufacturers as the materials can be produced in a batch process by utilizing the raw materials. Production of materials in bulk also contributes to cost reduction as it is cheaper to produce materials in larger volumes.
Also for the end-users, the cost for constructing these kinds of buildings is half the cost of the concrete buildings.
None of the buildings made to date are earthquake-proof, but there’s definitely a way to construct an earthquake-resistant building. The prefabricated buildings which are made of Sandwich PUF wall panels and Sandwich PUF Roof panels are useful in constructing an earthquake-resistant building.
Sandwich PUF Panels by which the prefab buildings are constructed are weather resistant which makes the prefab structures more reliable. Uncontrolled factors like weather, pollution, and other site restrictions are one of the major reasons why construction work is delayed. You don’t need to worry about these factors even while constructing prefab buildings because construction work can also be done off-site and later be assembled on the site.