DeSoto, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Palomar Modular Buildings of Texas announces a new modular construction planning service for contractors, engineers and clients. The service involves six detailed steps to ensure that a project is built correctly, on budget and on time.
The service encompasses the four basic elements of modular construction projects; 1) preparing land for a modular building, 2) building specification, 3) building design, and engineering, and 4) production and installation of the building.
The first step is the development of a detailed statement of responsibilities of all the members of the project team; 1) the land developer, 2) the site contractors, 3) the project engineer and architect, and, 4) the modular builder. The statement of responsibilities is followed by individual team and subcontractor specific statements of work. The purpose of the overall and detailed work definition is to ensure that there are no gaps and that the scope of work results in the owner’s project being correct.
The next step is the development of a detailed schedule(s). A properly laid out timeline will show critical work that must be completed by the participants to keep a project moving forward. Palomar’s internal scheduling program has been customized to show the steps a modular builder must complete for the other team members. Palomar prides itself in giving accurate and timely information so that site development can proceed while the building is being manufactured in the plant.
The third step involves specifying the building. This is a critical step for Palomar because no production can begin until all the components of the building are known. This step eliminates change orders. Because once production begins change orders are often impossible to implement. Costly rework can ruin a project.
The fourth step involves engineering the project. Modular building engineering is different than site built building engineering. Palomar’s buildings are assembled along a moving production line. The various elements of the building must have a template or design so that production specialists can accurately complete the work.
The fifth step includes an overall project review to include site work confirmation, engineering and specification reviews, building prototypes, material and subassembly testing and any adjustment to the timeline.
The final step is the fastest…the production and installation of the building. According to John Martin, President of Palomar Modular Buildings, “We can build a 5,000 square foot building in less than a week and transport and install the building in another week.” This two week turnaround is possible because the previous 5 steps result in a well defined project that ensures the team members of a timely completion with a minimum of site disruption.
Why is the modular construction planning service important? Using modular construction can decrease project completion by as much as 50%. “To get the full advantage of the timely completion of a project the team members need to be on the same page. Simple as that,” according to Mr. Martin. Today Palomar Modular Building’s planning service is an integral part of every Palomar Modular Building project.