According to the statement of Dorce Prefabricate Structure and Construction Commercial Industry Corporation, Covid-19 led to some changes in many sectors and some innovations.
Prefabricated modular buildings have been in the position of ‘trend topic’ for many years and are widely used in many parts of the world; these buildings have become the shining star of the contracting / construction sector with the pandemic when examined on a sectoral basis.
Prefabricate brought modular building systems to the fore due to the rapid assembly of ready-made building elements on the field instead of the traditional construction techniques, being environmentally friendly and convertible structures, financial control opportunity, saving time, high labour costs of traditional construction methods in difficult geographies where access to raw materials is difficult.
The market share of prefabricated modular structures is expected to reach $ 19.3 billion in 2024 with a compound annual growth of 4.6 percent in the period between 2019 and 2024.
On the other hand, with the traditional construction methods coming to a halt due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the preferability of prefabricated modular building systems is due to the following reasons:
‘Worker interaction is less in modular building systems compared to traditional project sites because only the assembly teams work on the sites. In addition, another advantage of modular building systems is that distant and controlled production is carried out in the factory environment, minimizing the risks of Covid-19. Even though, state authorities, relevant ministries giving construction decisions and approvals, private and public companies, etc. are starting to gradually abolish social distance measures as the epidemic is brought under control, large crowds of people will not be allowed for a long time.
Pre-manufacturing projects can be prepared for the production of building modules. When the construction activities return to normal after the Covid-19 epidemic, the production and assembly of the previously prepared modules make it possible to compensate the lost time.’
With more than 40 years of experience, Dorce Prefabricate Corporation exports it’s prefabricated light steel modular and pre-manufactured steel construction building systems, which can be designed for versatile areas of use to meet all kinds of needs, to more than 60 countries in 6 continents. Dorce Corporation has experienced design, engineering, R&D and project management teams within its own structure.
‘Modular building systems are found in many sectors in developed countries.’
Single or double-storey portable cabins, single-type containers used as worker living spaces in construction sites, buildings with the simplest equipment to meet the current need that are established after natural disasters such as earthquakes, mass displacement movements and emergencies, or villas designed as private property with panel system are the structures coming to mind when prefabricated modular structures are mentioned.
Modular building systems are encountered in many sectors in developing countries where rapid urbanization is experienced and in developed countries such as England, Australia, Canada and USA.
Prefabricated modular structures are used in the construction of multi-storey buildings such as hospitals, shopping malls, social and luxury residences, administrative buildings, hotels, dormitories, schools, clinics, with the developing technologies.
source: AA / translated by Melisa Karayusufoglu