ZCAP’s modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities. The difference is it takes about half the time.
Buildings are produced in “modules” that, when put together on-site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility.
Building off-site ensures better quality management. Materials that are delivered to the plant location are safely and securely stored in the manufacturer’s warehouse to prevent damage or deterioration from moisture and the elements.
Structurally, modular buildings are generally stronger than a conventional construction model. This is because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigours of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.
Manufacturing plants have stringent QA/QC programs with independent inspection and testing protocols that promote superior quality of construction every step of the way.
For architects and owners alike, our modular construction methods offer great flexibility. We work with levels of design and construction sophistication that will exceed your expectations, rivalling any conventional alternative.
It is beneficial to note that when exploring the various project delivery methods, off-site construction is chosen early in the design development process, and the project built around that methodology, to avoid redesigning. Most modular companies, like ours, can however take a stick-built design and create a modular version when required, so it’s never too late to explore the possibilities!
Modular construction removes approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location. This significantly reduces site disruption, vehicular traffic and improves overall safety and security. So, for schools, hospitals, or other active businesses, reducing on-site activity and thereby eliminating a large part of the ongoing construction hazards, is a tremendous advantage.
As owners and designers look for more sustainable designs for improved environmental impact, ZCAP’s modular construction is a natural fit. Building in a controlled environment reduces waste through avoidance upstream rather than diversion downstream. This, along with improved quality management throughout the construction process and significantly less on-site activity and disturbance, inherently promotes sustainability.