The Benefits of Going Modular


Greener – The factory controlled process generates less waste, creates fewer site disturbances and allows for tighter construction.

  • Less Site Disturbance
    On-site traffic is greatly minimized from workers, equipment and suppliers.

  • Greater Flexibility and Reuse
    Modular buildings can be disassembled and the modules relocated or refurbished for new use, reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of energy expended to create a building to meet the new need.

  • Less Material Waste
    When building in a factory, waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory and protecting building materials.
  • Improved Air Quality
    Because the modular structure is substantially completed in a factory-controlled setting using dry materials, the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in the new construction is eliminated.

Faster – Construction of modular buildings occurs simultaneously with site work, allowing projects to be completed in half the time of traditional construction.

  • Reduced Construction Schedule
    Because construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with the site and foundation work, projects can be completed 30% to 50% sooner than traditional construction.

  • Elimination of Weather Delays
    60 – 90% of the construction is completed inside a factory, which mitigates the risk of weather delays. Buildings are occupied sooner, creating a faster return on investment.

  • Built to Code with Quality Materials
    Modular buildings are built to meet or exceed the same building codes and standards as site-built structures.

Smarter – Modular buildings are built with the same materials and to the same building codes and architectural specifications as traditional construction. Once assembled, they are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.

  • Safer Construction
    The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents and related liabilities for workers.

  • Better Engineered Building & BIM
    PMC relies on advanced BIM for visualization to assess the energy performance and identify the most cost-effective efficiency measures. PMC is ideal for the use of this technology where the construction process is already a collaboration of systems, materials and people—much like the software itself.

  • Limitless Design Opportunities
    Modular units may be designed to fit in with external aesthetics of any existing building and modular units, once assembled, are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.
From the Modular Building Institute