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Putting Prefabrication to Work for Your Business
Projects today are driven by two primary goals, coming in on budget and meeting your dedicated timelines for completion. But, as we grow wiser, we realize that meeting timelines and hoping things all go accordingly to plan is something that’s few and far between.
That’s where there may be a solution to help with managing unexpected delays on a project. Handling labor shortages or lack of resources working with other contractors. The solution – prefabrication.
Through prefabrication, projects enter a streamlined process, allowing additional control to the build with more accuracy and less overhead from using additional vendors, unnecessary materials waste, and lack of control on the jobsite.
MKD’s prefabrication department helps dozens of clients bring efficiency to projects each and every year.
Although, when using prefabrication, you might sacrifice some flexibility in the final design of something in an existing space, there are several benefits to using prefab to your benefit as outlined below:
- Increased Efficiency – According to a report by Vertex Cad, a recent McKinsey survey found that nearly 25 percent of time on-site is spent creating value, while 75 percent of time spent off-site creates value — a statistic that reflects the efficiency of prefab. A controlled factory environment helps eliminate downtime on the job and can boost productivity vs. traditional builds. This is even before you consider the productivity benefits of simplified, repetitive tasks.
- Labor Force Reduction – When working in a traditional construction format, work is piecemealed amongst various contractors, who’ve built in additional costs for their time and labor. When moving work in-house as part of a prefabrication build, contractors like MKD can help projects that might be up against deadline constraints due to labor shortages.
- Quality Assurance – According to the Construction Productivity blog, contractors can assure higher quality assurance and improved quality and performance when working projects on a prefab build due to the controlled environment during production. Additionally, prefab also improves safety by removing weather as a factor during work as well as eliminating the back-and-forth of multiple contractors collaborating on a single project vs. one unit.
Prefabrication benefits are well documented and have been used by shops like MKD for years to help bring efficiencies to customers across dozens of industries including heavy manufacturing, automotive production, oil and gas, chemical, and food and beverage to name a few.
Another added positive to prefabrication is the ability to bring innovation to the building process. By eliminating job site factors that typically impact performance on-site, shops and contractors can work to improve buildout processes, benefiting the industry in the long-term.
Next time you’re exploring contractors for a new project or retrofit to existing equipment, prefabrication might be able to help you keep budgets low while also improving performance on-site.
Interested to see how prefabrication can help your next project? Contact us and find out how MKD can help.