Modular Construction as a Post COVID-19 Design Alternative

Over the past couple of years, with the spread of COVID-19, the World has been flipped upside down. From travel restrictions to the way businesses operate, everyone made lifestyle changes. In the purview of such changes and adjustments, it is time we re-evaluate the construction business and inculcate the usage of modern and innovative construction methods like modular construction. 


In India, there is a massive gap between demand and supply of quality residential housing units. To scale up the building process, the Government of India has been encouraging the use of modular construction to build high-quality structures at a faster pace. 


Let us know more about how this modern construction technology is going to be the go-to technology in the post-COVID-19 world. First, let us understand what modular construction is?


Modular construction is an innovative concept where the different modules or sections of the buildings are manufactured in a controlled factory environment by strictly adhering to the industrial guidelines. After all the modules are constructed, they are transported to the actual site, where the modules are installed on a pre-prepared ground for assembling and finishing. 


Modular Construction – The need of the hour post COVID-19 


The efficiency and pace of modular construction allow faster completion of projects; the projects can be completed 2x faster than the traditional RCC construction methods.


The fast pace of modular construction can be attributed to the fact that the majority of the construction work takes place off-site. The different modules are manufactured simultaneously using cutting-edge technology while the experts prepare the ground for final installation. 


Since the construction happens in a close factory environment, external factors like bad weather, shortage of skilled workers, labourers, strikes, etc., do not affect the project progress. Also, MobiNest and HabiNest construction solutions from the house of  Nest-In by TATA Steel are extremely sturdy ensuring minimal defect and wastage of raw materials. 


Modular buildings can play a significant role in supporting the health care systems. 


The modular buildings are highly flexible, which allow you to quickly convert the modules into temporary hospitals or testing labs. More importantly, since these units are highly portable, they can be easily transported to different high-risk locations. These units can be useful in disaster-prone areas and severe weather conditions.



A significant reason why modular construction is likely to be the go-to building design in the future post-COVID-19 is its environment-friendly nature. There is a serious concern across the World about the depletion of natural resources and the harmful effects of traditional brick and mortar construction on nature. 


Research suggests that the construction industry is one of the largest contributors to landfills. In such a situation, modular construction comes as an effective solution that involve fewer emissions, significantly lesser wastage of raw materials, etc.

Posted in HabiNest on Feb 03, 2022.

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