Modular construction is an ever-growing market, with everything from hospital wards to student accommodation being built offsite and then shipped to the construction area. There are numerous advantages to this type of construction, making this forward-thinking technique a natural and powerful solution to progressive hotel design.
Below are five of the biggest benefits of this new and improved approach to construction, and the advantages that hotel owners, designers, architects and developers can enjoy when they make the transition.
There are many contexts in which the swift construction of a hotel is necessary. Imagine: a city with a creaking hotel infrastructure has won a bid to host a major event that will attract people from all over the world, with only a few years to prepare. Over that time period, only a few conventionally constructed hotels would be completed, but with an offsite construction plan, many more will be built, leading to a far more successful build schedule and event for all involved.
A conventional building site can be a source of pollution, as building with concrete especially is resource-intensive and can damage the wider ecosystem. With a modular construction technique, all the construction is done offsite and in a controlled factory environment, adhering to eco-friendly best practice – and the modules themselves are simply shipped in and placed into the building’s shell. This is a particularly effective construction option if you’re looking to build an ‘eco-lodge’ style hotel, ensuring harmony with the environment from the development stage onwards.
Flexible design and redesign
Another massive benefit of a modular hotel is that renovations and modifications can be done easily, with minimal fuss and disruption. For example, a hotel needing an extension can easily have one constructed offsite, then assembled in a timely manner, avoiding months of loud construction disrupting the sleep of guests. In addition, what would normally be an expensive refit can be completed easily with a modular design – by simply replacing the existing pods and modules.
Safety from the elements
Inclement weather can really harm a construction project, whether its snow preventing supplies from being delivered on time, rain making key components damp, or even intense heat making it dangerous to work outside for long periods. The factory manufacturing involved in modular construction means that the elements will have less of a say on the project’s completion date – allowing the bottom line to be protected for all those concerned.
Quieter build site
As the building process is more focused on putting together pre-assembled pieces, the onsite assembly process is, naturally, far quicker and quieter. This means undisturbed sleepers in your hotel, an easier relationship with neighbours and a lack of noise pollution that could otherwise harm the environment – an important consideration if you’re building in a rural area.
Modular construction is only becoming more and more popular as sustainable building solutions are increasing in demand and, with so many obvious benefits to reap, it’s no wonder. Taking construction offsite has the ability to truly disrupt the hotel sector for the better – offering quicker and greener builds for all.