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Largest Modular Project in North America

Using Off-Site Construction to Eliminate Waste - AIA CEU Credit Available 

Cutting-Edge, GREEN Modular Classrooms  

First Hospital Project in U.S. with Major Prefabricated Components

The Convenience of Modular Construction 

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Largest Modular Project in North America
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently chose to incorporate permanent modular into site-built construction for Fort Sam Houston’s Medical Education and Training Complex in San Antonio, Texas. Incorporating the permanent modular construction offered an effective building solution to speed up the time to completion and create a safe, durable, and LEED certified building, all in order to meet the Army’s strict building requirements. More

Using Off-Site Construction to Eliminate Waste
Available for AIA CEU Credit
The environmental consequences of construction and demolition waste in the U.S. are staggering. With more than 135 million tons of debris to landfills each year, it’s the single largest waste source. Reducing the amount of waste in a project is an important part of sustainable building and begins with the design process. Choosing alternative methods of construction such as off-site construction is an effective way to design out waste – reducing the overall construction waste during construction vs. managing and diverting it after the fact. More

Cutting-Edge, GREEN Modular Classrooms
More and more, school districts are realizing the benefits of sustainable building and are requesting that their classrooms be designed to greener standards. As a result, the commercial modular construction industry is taking notice and using green materials, energy efficient designs and HVAC units to accommodate the growing demand for environmentally friendly schools. More

First Hospital Project in U.S. with Major Prefabricated Components
Premier Health Partners recently built a 500,000 sq. ft., 12-story addition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. It is believed to be the first major hospital construction project in the U.S. built with major prefabricated components. The success of this project raises the question, if prefabrication can be used on a large-scale hospital project, what other complex construction projects can it be used for? More

The Convenience of Modular
A Case Study on Modular Construction & De-constructability
It is important to understand the process of off-site construction in order to grasp the relative ease with which a building can be completely reused (95 – 100%) by simply reversing the process through which it was installed at the site. The building will virtually come apart in the same sub-assemblies that created it. The amount of disposed material or salvage is negligible compared to a conventionally built structure that is deconstructed on a site. More











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