Permanent modular construction has become a major game changer in the construction industry, particularly for sectors such as prison renovation. This exploration, presented by Steel Cell explores the many benefits that this innovative construction method offers, and shows how it transforms the way in which we approach building projects. Discover more?

The time-saving aspect of modular construction makes it a very attractive option. The modular units are built in controlled factories, reducing time on site and delays caused by weather conditions or other factors. It is especially beneficial for prison renovation projects, where the reduction of construction time on site is critical to security and continuity.

Modular construction is also known for its cost-effectiveness. Off-site construction, with its controlled environment, allows better budget control and reduces waste. The speedy construction also means lower labor costs, and a quicker project completion. This allows for faster building utilization. The cost saving aspect of this construction method is particularly attractive to public sector projects such as correctional facilities where budgets are often tight.

Permanent modular construction is known for its sustainability. It is an environmentally friendly process, as it reduces site disturbance, produces less waste and makes better use of the materials. Modular building designs are frequently designed to be energy efficient, and include features such as solar panels and improved insulation. The growing movement towards sustainable building techniques in the public sector, which includes prisons, is well suited to this approach.

The quality control of modular construction is greatly improved. The building components are produced in controlled environments, which ensures consistency and compliance with standards. It is crucial in the prison renovation process, as safety and durability play a major role.

Modular construction offers unparalleled flexibility and scalability. Modular construction can accommodate changing requirements by designing modules that are adaptable. The flexibility of the modules is especially valuable for correctional facilities where there are often changes in inmate populations or security needs.