What is modern modular construction?

19 September 2017


Modular construction has come a long way since its humble beginnings producing temporary buildings or facilities used whilst something more permanent was built. Today, modern modular looks as good as traditional builds with a long list of extra advantages.


As an industry leader with over 50 years’ experience, Ausco Modular has seen the industry transform and adapt to suit the needs of Australia’s changing industries and unique landscapes.


Various business, industry and service sectors now rely on modular buildings to meet their growing needs, and can be assured they will be delivered on time, on budget and with less disruption to the site.


Modular benefits

Built offsite in a controlled factory environment, modular buildings can be built in half the time of a traditional build.


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A recent example of this is a pilot project with Queensland Health to construct onsite accommodation at Miles Hospital, west of Brisbane.


Within just eight weeks from conceptualisation to completion, Miles Hospital had a new eight-bedroom modular facility to house the nursing staff.


Constructed from just four modules, it was built without interruption to the existing buildings or delays from weather or other environmental factors. 



Using lean manufacturing processes in controlled environments means modular construction can dramatically reduce the environmental impacts that are often associated with traditional construction.


Due to the building’s functionality and adaptability, a modular building can simply be demobilised to be relocated, repurposed or recycled instead of being demolished or abandoned.


Temporary vs permanent

Ausco Modular offers a large range of modular buildings for sale, as well as short- and long-term hires. All modular buildings are built to serve specific needs and because of their adaptable foot settings, can be repurposed and repositioned several times during their lifespan.


Modular is a great addition to most spaces at short notice. Some areas benefitting from modular include medical clinics, classroom space, accommodation, visitor and information centres and hospital facilities.


In fact, several industries are beginning to rely on the benefits modular provides including health care, education and private business.  


Permanent modular buildings offer the benefits of a fast and efficient turn around and specialist engineering ensures the building will be solid for years to come. Assembled on the final site, the structure is guaranteed to be strong and is often mistaken for a traditional build.


Industries are increasingly utilising modular buildings for their reliability, assurance and cost effective benefits.