“Tech hasn’t really adopted a particular language for buildings. We’ve just found old buildings, we’ve moved into them, and we’ve made do best we could.” – David Radcliffe, VP, Real Estate, Google
Are modular buildings the future of the construction industry? It’s time for this field to do some thinking about the numerous positive attributes modular buildings has to offer. After all, modular buildings are becoming the next best opportunity in the construction field. For example, in 2015, Google released an innovative blueprint proposal for its North Bayshore campus in Mountain View, California.
Google shared a video of its proposed campus, highlighting re-configurable design elements within an eco-friendly structure that would move to fit their needs.
To maintain so many portable buildings the architects suggested implementing the Internet of Things (IoT). The loT is a framework that uses a host of sensors to monitor and communicate vital data about the condition of devices. Building Management System (BMS) could then use this data on proactive actions. IoT applications can help increase margins with more efficient operations. With such technology, all Google’s buildings could be managed as a single smart gadget.
Smart Modular Buildings - Why IoT Works Better with Modular Buildings. The potential for smart, IoT-compatible commercial buildings is high. A report by Deloitte Center for Financial Services concluded that IoT can reduce cost of energy and maintenance in commercial real estate by up to 30 percent. Modular buildings have a potential to increase this percentage due to their flexibility. Modular buildings can evolve with the constant developments in technology into traditional buildings.
Why Modular Buildings are the Future of Commercial Construction. As technology and the needs of companies change, so will modular buildings.
Need to change something? No problem. Modular buildings are easy to renovate and reconfigure. They are made of separate components that can easily be renovated to make an upgrade.
Don’t want to clutter your workspace? Modular building reconfigurations produce minimal waste. All parts of a modular building can be repurposed when they are no longer required. In the same way, if a particular building area needs to be replaced; only that part can be removed without disturbing surrounding components. And a large proportion of building materials used to make prefabricated buildings are usually made of recycled or recyclable materials.
We think ahead. Modular buildings are designed for upgrades. These structures are flexible by nature. Modular buildings are designed to adapt to inevitable upgrades, unlike most traditional structures.
Companies like Mobile Modular specialize in offering modular building solutions for commercial sectors like healthcare, retail, manufacturing, education, government, and many more. We have a large range of designs for commercial offices that leverage the best technology without compromising on sustainability. These modular buildings let you open commercial or retail ventures faster while offering spaces that can be easily configured for IoT applications.
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