Driving growth in modular construction
Population growth is driving the need for affordable housing units to be treated as a top priority by authorities – use of modular offers potential to meet that demand
By introducing a manufacturing-style approach to building, modular construction offers benefits such as faster completion times, an improved ability to keep a build on track and within budget, and potentially, better sustainability.
How modular construction is used in the UAE
The technology is suitable for a range of building types, including single or multi-storied residential or commercial buildings, restaurants, hospitals, educational facilities, and so on. Its supporters say that modular approaches support demand for housing units that can be delivered in short timelines by shifting almost all construction activities off-site.
In UAE, modular construction is gaining more acceptance, with an increasing number of examples, such as within the Al Wasl Gate in Dubai. For this project, modular construction company DuBox designed (using BIM) and developed 257 two-storey villas using modular methods.