With increasing industry supply bottlenecks around the globe and labour shortages due to the COVID-19 crisis, more interest is mounting on modular building methods on an international level as it provides a number of advantages and solutions to challenges being faced in construction sectors.

Australia has long been at the forefront of modular construction and is considered a leading innovator worldwide – our country’s unique isolation and remoteness pushed the Australian construction industry to adapt as travelling building teams were not efficient enough to be economical over vast distances. Modular WA’s McGrath family line are considered industry pioneers, having led innovations in developing the more recent use of transportable pre-stressed concrete floors over 50 years ago!

We are now seeing modular buildings gaining further popularity in America – particularly California – and even the UK has a budding modular sector in it’s infancy that may be tipped as a potential solution to aspects of Britain’s housing affordability crisis. The nature of modular construction and its static manufacturing model means labour is more predictable, construction times are considerably shortened, and quality control is able to be maintained to a higher standard. Modular buildings are also far more sustainable and generate minimal material waste – making them an economical and environmentally conscious building option.

While not all geographic areas are suitable for modular methods, and consideration has to be made around challenges with transport, accessibility, and other factors – Modular WA welcomes the global age of modular construction, and any future innovations that may come along with it.