Streamline Projects for Seamless Efficiency

Modular and Prefabrication Construction

McClure is always looking for ways to improve efficiency. We proudly offer expert help designing both modular and prefabricated construction products as innovative solutions for your next project. By simplifying the construction process, you will see faster erection and a greater return on your investment.

The terms “modular” and “prefabricated” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they generally refer to two distinct ways to produce something ahead of time for construction projects. Anything manufactured away from the building site is considered prefabricated, but modular construction is a little more specific. For more information, our engineers will be happy to address any questions or obstacles concerning your next project.

Prefabrication Construction

The construction industry is constantly working to avoid delays and redundancies. Inefficient processes can extend a project’s schedule, increasing costs and disrupting other steps. Prefabrication construction ensures the manufacturing of materials and finished products doesn’t contribute to project delays.

Prefabricated components are finished ahead of time before being transported to the building site. “Prefab” components are typically for the walls, floors, and roofing. Other structural elements like elevator shafts and staircases can be manufactured this way.

There are multiple advantages to prefabricating materials for a diverse array of construction projects, especially when paired with McClure’s expert design support. Advantages include:

  • Reduced costs: prefabrication can lower costs in a variety of ways. As large quantities of materials are needed, bulk pricing is frequently offered. And because prefabrication is off-site, you’ll often reduce construction time, which has an enormous influence on a project’s total cost.
  • Flexibility and convenience: many projects struggle with evolving needs and crowded construction sites. Housing fabrication elsewhere is a simpler solution than coordinating material suppliers and the space needed for manufacturing on-site.
  • Consistent quality: Severe weather or accidental damage to materials can significantly disrupt the fabrication process. Prefabrication takes place in a controlled environment, sidestepping these problems altogether. The result is a convenient manufacturing process more likely to deliver your high standards of quality.

Some prefab panels are left “open,” while others may include finished sections of your utilities, insulation, and ductwork. Centralizing the design and manufacturing of these utilities is an excellent way to optimize building systems, which form a significant part of any building’s long-term maintenance costs.

Modular Construction

Modular construction takes the prefabrication process a step further. A module is a finished room or space made entirely from prefabricated components, like a hotel room packed neatly inside a box. Modular buildings are versatile, with different modules stacked and arranged according to your specifications. Since all the details have been taken care of beforehand, installation is simpler and more affordable for a range of budgets.

This can significantly reduce construction time. While teams on-site can focus on site-specific construction work like the foundation, McClure can continue to assist with the design of other elements simultaneously. This also prevents having to work around weather. Not only can rain and wind slow construction, but it can introduce foreign materials into manufactured materials, reducing their quality.

Because modular buildings require pre-made components, they are always considered prefabricated. Keep in mind the reverse isn’t true; prefabricated buildings aren’t predicated on modular design or modular elements.

Modular Construction Is Environmentally Sustainable

Local climates are a key concern for any construction project. Severe weather, ambient temperatures and average humidity levels can put the resilience and longevity of your finished building at risk. Keeping as many elements as possible in a controlled environment like prefabrication facilities is both safer and more environmentally effective.

Our designs for modular buildings and their integrated systems are well-suited for refurbishing and recycling. More material can be salvaged and reused, and less energy is needed to manufacture any remaining components. These components are not subject to excessive moisture or sediment impurities.

How McClure Addresses the Challenges of Modular Construction

When implemented effectively, modular construction benefits many construction projects and finished buildings. But as with any process, there are unique challenges that must be considered. McClure’s expert engineers minimize these potential obstacles as part of our commitment to ensuring your project flows seamlessly between every step of the process.

Mass production ≠ poor quality: Prefabricated components–including finished elements for modular construction–can be produced on a mass scale. Unfortunately, mass production is often associated with cheap, inferior materials. We help ensure the highest quality materials are used for your prefabricated building elements.

Front-loaded design ≠ slow review and approval process: because these components are manufactured before they are needed on the job site, final designs and implementation must be approved beforehand. McClure uses full building systems as a way of optimizing internal communications. We’ll ensure final decisions can be made quickly to avoid delaying your project.

Streamline Projects for Seamless Efficiency

Modular and Prefabrication Construction

McClure is always looking for ways to improve efficiency. We proudly offer expert help designing both modular and prefabricated construction products as innovative solutions for your next project. By simplifying the construction process, you will see faster erection and a greater return on your investment.

The terms “modular” and “prefabricated” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they generally refer to two distinct ways to produce something ahead of time for construction projects. Anything manufactured away from the building site is considered prefabricated, but modular construction is a little more specific. For more information, our engineers will be happy to address any questions or obstacles concerning your next project.

Prefabrication Construction

The construction industry is constantly working to avoid delays and redundancies. Inefficient processes can extend a project’s schedule, increasing costs and disrupting other steps. Prefabrication construction ensures the manufacturing of materials and finished products doesn’t contribute to project delays.

Prefabricated components are finished ahead of time before being transported to the building site. “Prefab” components are typically for the walls, floors, and roofing. Other structural elements like elevator shafts and staircases can be manufactured this way.

There are multiple advantages to prefabricating materials for a diverse array of construction projects, especially when paired with McClure’s expert design support. Advantages include:

  • Reduced costs: prefabrication can lower costs in a variety of ways. As large quantities of materials are needed, bulk pricing is frequently offered. And because prefabrication is off-site, you’ll often reduce construction time, which has an enormous influence on a project’s total cost.
  • Flexibility and convenience: many projects struggle with evolving needs and crowded construction sites. Housing fabrication elsewhere is a simpler solution than coordinating material suppliers and the space needed for manufacturing on-site.
  • Consistent quality: Severe weather or accidental damage to materials can significantly disrupt the fabrication process. Prefabrication takes place in a controlled environment, sidestepping these problems altogether. The result is a convenient manufacturing process more likely to deliver your high standards of quality.

Some prefab panels are left “open,” while others may include finished sections of your utilities, insulation, and ductwork. Centralizing the design and manufacturing of these utilities is an excellent way to optimize building systems, which form a significant part of any building’s long-term maintenance costs.

Modular Construction

Modular construction takes the prefabrication process a step further. A module is a finished room or space made entirely from prefabricated components, like a hotel room packed neatly inside a box. Modular buildings are versatile, with different modules stacked and arranged according to your specifications. Since all the details have been taken care of beforehand, installation is simpler and more affordable for a range of budgets.

This can significantly reduce construction time. While teams on-site can focus on site-specific construction work like the foundation, McClure can continue to assist with the design of other elements simultaneously. This also prevents having to work around weather. Not only can rain and wind slow construction, but it can introduce foreign materials into manufactured materials, reducing their quality.

Because modular buildings require pre-made components, they are always considered prefabricated. Keep in mind the reverse isn’t true; prefabricated buildings aren’t predicated on modular design or modular elements.

Modular Construction Is Environmentally Sustainable

Local climates are a key concern for any construction project. Severe weather, ambient temperatures and average humidity levels can put the resilience and longevity of your finished building at risk. Keeping as many elements as possible in a controlled environment like prefabrication facilities is both safer and more environmentally effective.

Our designs for modular buildings and their integrated systems are well-suited for refurbishing and recycling. More material can be salvaged and reused, and less energy is needed to manufacture any remaining components. These components are not subject to excessive moisture or sediment impurities.

How McClure Addresses the Challenges of Modular Construction

When implemented effectively, modular construction benefits many construction projects and finished buildings. But as with any process, there are unique challenges that must be considered. McClure’s expert engineers minimize these potential obstacles as part of our commitment to ensuring your project flows seamlessly between every step of the process.

Mass production ≠ poor quality: Prefabricated components–including finished elements for modular construction–can be produced on a mass scale. Unfortunately, mass production is often associated with cheap, inferior materials. We help ensure the highest quality materials are used for your prefabricated building elements.

Front-loaded design ≠ slow review and approval process: because these components are manufactured before they are needed on the job site, final designs and implementation must be approved beforehand. McClure uses full building systems as a way of optimizing internal communications. We’ll ensure final decisions can be made quickly to avoid delaying your project.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

McClure can help make your next building project a success.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

  • Licensed in 48 States plus D.C.
  • Engineer of Record Architectural Services
  • Full Building Systems Designed with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS)
  • Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces
  • Reinforced Concrete including Precast and Prestressed
  • Storm Shelters and Hardened Structures
  • Specially Designed CFS Roof and Floor Open Web Trusses
  • Non-Bearing CFS Cladding and Wall Systems
  • Historic Rehab and Repurposing
  • Blast and Progressive Collapse Resistant Structures (D.O.D.)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Structural Services
  • Value Engineering Solutions including Design Build Experience
  • Special Analysis – Vibration, Instrumentation, Testing, High Seismic, etc.
  • Structural Evaluations, Insurance and Property Assessments
  • Peer Reviews and Expert Witness
  • Modular and Prefabrication Design