31 Aug 2022

Adding Value and Opportunities Within Modular Construction

Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) Stand: 325

The Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) plays a key role in supporting all sections of the industry. Leading best practice principles, the association collaborates with specialist technical advisors to enhance innovation in the design and manufacture of modular buildings. These can be designed and manufactured from timber or steel in any size and shape to meet individual education estates needs while ensuring full compliance with building regulations.

Although many think volumetric modular construction is a new thing – some MPBA members have remarkable histories over many decades in providing the highest-quality education buildings – from temporary classrooms to multi-storey teaching blocks complete with offices, catering facilities and welfare accommodation.

The modular industry has had a remarkable impact on reducing costs while increasing quality and safety. Having gained considerable momentum over the past few years, advanced modular techniques reduce build times by an impressive 50-60%. The demand for customisation has led the industry to develop methods for adaptation during the mass production process to meet individual requirements.

Innovations in volumetric modular technology augment the construction industry with a multitude of benefits that span from greener, healthier environments to maximise sustainability, reduced costs and faster build times. Doors, windows, heating, plumbing and even washrooms can be factory fitted together with internal and external finishes.

Construction on a working education site is disruptive and presents many health and safety concerns. The noise and dust associated with traditional construction methods can impact on effective teaching and learning together with reducing outdoor space. Modular technology brings a host of benefits and is revolutionising the way education builds are designed and constructed. While traditional build processes are laced with pitfalls, hidden costs and are highly disruptive – volumetric modular buildings offer predictability of costs and building programmes. They are easy to plan, budget, and are quick to install and can even be craned into position during holiday periods, so there is no disruption.


Meet the MPBA Team at Education Estates

To discover how volumetric manufactured buildings can benefit the education sector and find your optimum construction partner, meet the MPBA team on stand 325 at the Education Estates exhibition and conference on 18-19 October at Manchester Central or visit www.mpba.biz