The Process of Constructing Prefabricated Buildings

The Process of Constructing Prefabricated Buildings


Prefabricated buildings have become very popular nowadays. There are a lot of people who have opted to use this kind of material in building their homes and other infrastructures because of its convenience. But what are prefabricated buildings? Are you familiar with this kind of building material? Do you know how to use it and take advantage of its benefits?


What are Prefabricated Buildings?

Prefabricated buildings are manufactured by factory built units. They are materials that are to be assembled on site to be able to complete the unit. They are manufactured in such a way that

each section can be easily transported to a specific site for construction and installation. They were first built after World War II to replace houses that were ruined by bombs.

Prefabricated building sections are often delivered using a flat bed truck. Trucks and cranes are used to assemble them on site. Skilled labour force or special equipment is not necessary for this kind of work. Most of the time, prefabricated buildings, or steel frames in general, can be erected firmly on bare ground.


Process of Prefabricated Construction

Prefabricated buildings are produced and manufactured in a controlled environment with the latest manufacturing technologies. They were designed with such flexibility to be able to adjust with changes made by the owner of the building.

Repeatable design is one of the key benefits of using prefabricated buildings. Because of the consistent production of this material, the factory engineers are allowed to continually monitor the production process and make the necessary improvements whenever possible to be able to deliver the best quality for their products.

The prefabricated building process usually starts with assembling of the steel, concrete and wood, or pure concrete frames. The machine-cut wood, steel, or concrete walls are usually added to the prefabricated buildings with exact design specifications. Then, the electrical wiring and the plumbing are installed before readying the unit for transport to the site. Sometimes, redundant quality controls are being done to check and confirm any spot-on manufacturing defects before the material leaves the factory.


Preparing Materials Onsite

Multitasking is one of the skills used when preparing prefabricated materials onsite.

Prefabricated buildings are being made in the factory, while the construction service professionals are waiting at the site to prepare the foundation. This is where you will receive the completed frames and units of prefabricated buildings. The land on site is being graded, where as the cement foundation is poured onto the ground. Piers are also placed as needed to be able to give support to the completed prefabricated units.


Prefabricated Building Assembly and Finishing

Once all the units are completed, they are shipped to the site. There, the foundation is ready so that the prefabricated buildings are to be craned to be set into place. The unit will be connected to the foundation and to each other to be able to create a solid and durable building. Also, the utilities are to be connected and personally chosen exterior designs of finishes are being added upon erecting the units.


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, 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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