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Your Guide to Prefabricated Building Strategies

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Prefabrication is one of the fastest-growing building strategies in the construction industry today, and with good reason. Prefabrication makes the construction process more efficient and less costly. 

Many construction firms use prefabrication to save time and money on projects with quick turnarounds. Because of this, those companies that use prefabricated building strategies are in better positions than their peers to complete aggressive projects on a tight timeline.  

Prefabrication is the process whereby a portion or component of a larger structure is assembled offsite, transported onsite, then added to the novel project.  

Many companies are just beginning to employ prefabrication in their building strategies and are curious about how they can use it to take their company to the next level. 

In this post, we will go over the process of prefabrication as a strategy and detail how you can use it to improve your company.  

Prefabrication as a Concept 

Image of pre-engineered pipe guards as an example of prefabricated building strategy

Before we delve deeper, let’s take a look at the specifics of prefabrication.  

As stated above prefabrication involves building a component offsite, then shipping it onsite to be added to a larger project.  

But it doesn’t stop there. Entire buildings can be built offsite before they are shipped to their final site.  

Prefabrication accomplishes the following: 

  • Reduces ongoing material transportation 
  • Minimizes the total number of machines and equipment needed 
  • Decreases the overall cost of the project 
  • Reduces the overall time it takes to complete a project 

Because the advantages are so clear and there is so little downside, prefabrication has been on the rise all over the world. 

The Applications of Prefabrication 

Because prefabrication is different than other more traditional construction methods, it is essential to understand the building strategies at play.  

Planning is indispensable.  

If you intend on using prefabricated components for your projects, then you must ensure that all your planning is done well before you place any orders. 

With prefabrication, there is no room for post-adjustments as the components are pre-built.  

Site measurements must be correct or else you will have to order new parts when the prefabricated components arrive.  

Prefabricate the most important components. 

Which components will take you the longest to build? Which are the most complicated to build?  

Those are the components you should order prefabricated.  

Identify which parts of the project you want to be streamlined for a maximum increase in productivity.  

The more complex components can be built in enclosed factory environments while your team works on the basics.  

Create a company policy that applies to every project.  

Make future projects easier on yourself. Set clear guidelines and rules that every employee must follow when working with prefabricated parts.  

This will take the guesswork out of each project and ensure that your projects are completed on time.  

Bettering Your Business 

The best thing you can do for your business is to implement building strategies that increase efficiency.  

In the construction industry, the implementation of prefabricated components such as building strategies goes a long way towards achieving this goal.  

Ready to implement prefabrication into your company strategy?  

D5 Engineered Products makes the prefabricated D5 steel products you need. Finish your projects under budget and ahead of schedule when you invest in the traceable products offered by D5 Engineered Products.  

Reach out to D5 Engineered Products today!