Ever wonder how modular construction
came about? Did you know that modular construction
has been around for over a hundred years? Did you know that almost everyone has been inside of a modular
home or modular general office building and never realized it? Modular homes design
, from traditional colonial style
to estate style
homes are quite the extraordinary design. The history of modular homes is quite interesting as well as the evolution of modular homes keeps expanding because of new technology.
s are pre-fabricated buildings taken to a new and larger scale. We avoid the term "pre-fabricated
" because of the erroneous association that that term has with mobile home construction. The use of pre
goes back over a hundred years. It started gaining popularity early in the 20th century between 1910 to the mid-1940s. The end of World War II caused the modular
market to truly explode and evolve. Returning soldiers came back to America looking to buy homes and start families. This drove a demand for homes greater than the marketplace could handle via the traditional building process. This led people to look for solutions to increase efficiency and lower the cost of new home construction. The modular building
process answered both of these needs. There are still 1950-era modular homes in service today.
Over the past twenty years, the sophistication of modular home design
greatly increased. The leap in sophistication relates in part to the pioneering support of overhead cranes with the capacity to lift 100 tons or more. This allowed larger modules to be constructed and shipped cross-country. The only limitation in the size of each individual module is rode width and weight restrictions. Today's modular buildings normally consist of 3-6 different modules
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