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For this 2015 New Horizons Foundation white paper, researchers completed an in-depth review of literature, conducted surveys of nearly 300 industry professionals, and reviewed related case studies.
This 2017 New Horizons Foundation white paper provides information and findings on the relationship between productivity and prefabrication.
SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee learned about innovative prefabrication techniques and trends in modular central plant construction during a recent tour of the Daikin Modular Central Plant (MCP) fabrication facility in Phoenix.
This New Horizons Foundation paper focuses on off-site construction from the perspective of prefabrication and installation of preassembled building components within “traditional” site-built construction project delivery methods or systems.
To stay competitive in today's market, contractors must stop thinking about prefabrication as a custom, once in a lifetime job and start thinking like a manufacturer where standard products are built for installation.
ENR SmartMarket Report examines the impact of prefabrication and modularization on industry productivity.
According to FMI’s 2013 Prefabrication and Modularization in Construction Survey, only 40% of all contractors responding consider their capabilities in prefabrication and modular construction as a part of their company’s strategic initiative.
In this video, Southland Industries explains how the use of in-house engineering and construction resources build multi-trade modular rack systems.
Many components of piping systems can be fabricated in Limbach's shop for delivery to the job site for quick, safe and accurate assembly. This video explores Limbach off-site prefabrication.
This NIBS report discloses results on off-site construction software usage survey.
This CURT article explains pre-assembly perks and why modularization works.
This NIBS report shares the results of the industry off-site construction survey.
This article delves into the world of “off-site construction” and NIBS’ very own Off-Site Construction Council.
This short video shows how SMACNA member J.F. Ahern utilizes prefabrication throughout its pipe fabrication, sheet metal, plumbing, and fire protection shops to improve productivity, quality and safety. This video addresses estimating and design, shop fabrication and assembly, quality control, delivery and installation, and final occupancy.
Who knew that prefabricated mechanical racking systems were so COOL? J. F. Ahern Co. recently unveiled a time-lapse video that was filmed over several months, chronicling the assembly and installation of 32 multi-trade racking systems for the Froedtert CFAC project in Milwaukee.
This document provides results of a project study that shows how the use of prefabrication significantly reduced the typical risk and was a major contributor to the success of a highly technical, aggressively scheduled hospital project.
This presentation was delivered at the SMACNA 2015 Annual Convention by John Cannistraro (Cannistraro) & Brandon Bergholz (Mortenson).
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