Construction of modular buildings takes place during the site works, allowing completing projects earlier.
Since the production of modular buildings and the site foundation works can be performed simultaneously and the assembly is much faster than traditional construction, projects can be completed by up to 50% to 60% faster than using on-site construction.
Furthermore, completing a significant portion of the works inside the factory, we mitigate the risk of weather delays by 60% to 90%.
Buildings are erected earlier and occupied sooner, resulting in a faster return on investment.
Prefabricated construction methodology allows reducing your costs at every phase of the manufacturing process due to mass production. For example, saving on materials at the procurement stage, on labor at the construction phase, and additionally, on installation efficiencies and the standardization of the spaces. Shorter construction time induces lower overhead costs and systematic production under strict QCQA when an earlier opening of a new facility generates a higher return on investment (ROI). Thus leading to reduced material losses and higher efficiency that are essential for the overall cost savings.
The main advantage of the Forta PRO modular construction technology is the use of a rigid steel structure. The load-bearing module structure is made of steel. Cement fiber boards, mineral wool and fire protection paints are used for fire protection of the load-bearing structures.
Forta PRO modular building till 8 floors could be built without reinforcement. For high-rise buildings, a concrete core is needed to accommodate lateral loads from modules.
According to Forta PRO production technology, for module frame assembly bolted connections are used. Modules are installed directly on the foundation slab or steel frame.
Walls are made of gypsum boards and light steel frame systems. Mineral wool is used for insulation. All other materials are project-specific and CE certified.
Forta PRO linear production lines allow for quality control and testing of each module at every stage in production. The modules will be checked at each production station, at least 20 times. Each model has a passport with a full production story.
Modular buildings allow for fast delivery, low-cost reconfiguration, accelerated depreciation schedules, and immense flexibility.
Forta PRO can meet any client's requirement for thermal insulation, acoustics, fire resistance, wind resistance and etc. Clients just need to specify it before Forta PRO design team will start the design. Fire requirements are reached via additional coating of load-bearing elements.
After installation and seal conceal works by Forta PRO, the Client receives a weathertight building ready for façade cladding. Depending on the façade solution, during the design phase parties agree on the process of installation of the façade. The façade options can vary, it could be cement boards, bricks, wood, metal, glass and many others.
The modules are designed and produced with shafts and heating, ventilation, electrical and plumbing (MEP) networks. Outlets will be connected to risers and distribution pipes onsite after the modules assembly.
Typically, floor corridors are not completed and will be finished onsite, which allows to leave the shaft corridor side open for riser onsite connection. By this approach module, MEP network connections can be done without entering to the module rooms.
The highest efficiency of the project can be reached with repetitive modules. Any difference between types has an impact on design and production time and costs. Cost-efficiency can be also achieved if the premises can be fully furnished and equipped at the factory to minimize onsite finishing work.
The optimal module size is up to H 3.25m x W 4m x L 13.6m. Forta PRO technology allows to build larger modules if required however these dimensions are derived mainly due to logistics and transportation efficiency. Depending on the construction site location, dimensions may vary.
Modular construction is a safe and green alternative to traditional construction. Forta PRO produces modules in the closed factory environment. Almost all the materials used for our modules production are natural and disposable, no use of heavy chemicals or toxic materials. There are no technological burning processes in the production process, therefore emission of CO2 is just natural and in appropriate amounts. There is low noise level and low consumption of energy resources, which in addition is a subject to continuous optimization. Our activity has no residues and doesn't impact the ground, air and water natural cleanness.
Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces disruption, noise, and air pollution.
For any active business, reducing on-site construction activity and thereby eliminating a large part of the ongoing construction hazards, is a tremendous advantage.
As owners and designers look for more sustainable solutions to lessen environmental impact, modular construction is inherently a natural fit. Building in a controlled environment reduces waste. Waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory, and protecting building materials. Thence, along with improved quality management throughout the whole construction process plus significantly less on-site activity and disturbance, promoting sustainability. Based on these facts, the contribution of the modular prefabricated construction system leads to “Green Building”.
Safety remains a primary concern for construction management. Construction by nature has a high degree of hazardous activities. The price of on-site accidents is high in terms of both costs and physical consequences.
Accidents add a burden of needless and avoidable expense. The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents for workers as well as ensures improved on-site working conditions, less noise, and air pollution, less on-site traffic, turning the working zone into an overall safer environment. Thus, giving additional value to the contractor.
Another advantage of the specialized prefabricated modules is the availability to easily relocate them on-demand, reducing the need for raw materials, and minimizing the amount of energy expended to erect a building to meet the new requirement.
A Relocatable Building is a partially or wholly assembled building that complies with applicable codes and regulations and is constructed in a building manufacturing facility using a modular construction process. Relocatable modular buildings are specifically designed to be reused or repurposed multiple times and transported to different construction sites.
Relocatable buildings are utilized mainly for workers and students dormitories or any application where such construction can meet a temporary space need. Modular buildings allow for fast delivery, simplicity of relocation, low-cost reconfiguration, accelerated depreciation schedules, and immense flexibility. These buildings are essential in cases where speed, temporary space, and the ability to relocate is necessary.