Educate Yourself: What are Prefabricated Buildings?

Educate Yourself What are Prefabricated Buildings

Often applied to steel building systems, the word “prefabricated” denotes that the building was built in a different site. This just means that the modules were manufactured in a factory and all you need to do is to assemble it and make them fit together on the construction site.


What makes it different from a traditional building?

This makes it easier to build than a traditional building, wherein materials have to be transported and built to the final building site. This means that prefabricated buildings take less amount of time to erect on the construction site rather than the traditional buildings.


What is good about “prefabricated” buildings?

Construction delays usually occur because of two good reasons. One is because there are some unpredictable problems that are related or connected with the actual final site of the building. Another is because there may be hold ups that is bringing all the materials necessary for the construction project together.

Using a prefabricated building is more time efficient because most of the construction is actually done off site where the environment is safe and well-maintained. This means that the above delays, or any types of delays in that matter, are fewer. The reason behind this is because fewer chances of delays to affect the project’s overall progress.

Aside from having faster assembly with minimal delays, prefabricated steel buildings are more superior to traditional ones because of its cheap cost. Compared to what traditional buildings use as materials, prefabricated steel buildings are way cheaper to purchase. Once they are bought, they are more economical to put up. The very prefix used in “prefab” just explains why the costs for such buildings are cheaper— because each of the building modules used are manufactured in bulk, off site—including other costs in the construction like the labor. Essentially, these parts were produced using a factory line, which is the original and most effective solution to save some money.

As requirements for building construction evolves, another benefit of using prefabricated buildings provide is that it is very easy to add modifications on to the building to be able to accommodate new building demands—flexibility. With a traditional building, it would nearly be impossible to remodel them, adding new rooms without having to knock down a wall. With prefabricated buildings, you will just have to add modules to your prefabricated office without having to encounter too much hassle.

With the building maintenance, prefabricated steel buildings require little painting, maintenance, and repairs.

Traditional buildings, on the other hand, are too expensive to maintain and can cause too much time to do. If a certain section of your steel building requires some maintenance, you need not to worry too much. This is because each module of the building will have to come from originally well-used design. This makes replacing or repairing the section easier and more straightforward, which will also mean that it is cheap.

In a nutshell, many people are switching to use prefabricated buildings other than traditional ones not only because it is cheaper, but also because it is flexible to possible growth demands in many businesses.


How Can Zentner Steel Buildings Help?

Zentner Steel Buildings provide top of the line construction services covering steel buildings and metal frame construction, pre-fabricated steel engineering, warehouse and oil and gas buildings, steel building construction and among others. We cater to various industries including Oil and Gas, Residential, Commercial, Institutions, and others. For over 10 years, we have worked hand-in-hand with small to big businesses and organizations all over Canada.

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