Volumetrics

Volumetrics

Rio Architects has designed and completed a number of projects using modular construction over recent years, the most recent of which was the 604 bed student accommodation development for UNITE in Reading. The scheme was constructed using UNITE’s own whole room modules, and the entire development was completed in 14 months including all lead in-times for the modules.

 

Clearly, the key advantage to Modular Construction is speed. On comparable projects we have witnessed up to 25% improvement on programme. Also, the risk to the completion date is significantly reduced as many of the on-site procedures are moved to factory controlled environments.

 

In recent years we have seen major advances in the quality of modular construction, with more flexibility in the design parameters and more competitive build costs. Over the forthcoming years we would anticipate that modular will continue to steal a greater portion of the construction sector and quality, design and cost will continue to improve.