By Roland Serino, P.E., Dryvit Systems Inc. for publication by CSI 7/30/2018.
There has always been a need for a more efficient way to build in large cities like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles or other central business districts. The tight quarters on construction sites in such places put operating and materials storage space at a premium.
When limited operating space, weather considerations or the need for a faster construction schedule are a concern, prefabricated panel construction offer a solution.
Prefab panel construction has been around for many years, but the process is still largely misunderstood. Owners, developers and designers not familiar with prefab may wrongly perceive it as a complex, costly and/or time-consuming process. Without overcoming these misconceptions, they run the risk of not considering all available options, missing out on the potential benefits of prefab construction.