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Modular construction, adapting to the future

Modular construction is a building technique solution that meets the needs of businesses, houses, education and warehousing because of its versatility.

Real state crisis: chronicle of a collapse foretold

In the year 2000, the real state sector started rising tremendously, becoming a giant with feet of clay.

Prices increased by a yearly 17% with a low inflation, meaning a high increase in real terms.

Every year, around 600.000 houses were built, with a record of 762.540 in 2006, more than the number of houses built in France, Germany, the UK and Italy all together, according to the Ministry of Public Works. Cranes became, at that time, a natural part of the Spanish landscape.

In 2007, the real state bubble collapsed in the US with the crisis of subprime mortgages, which opened Pandora’s box.

Some time after the Spanish National Institute of Statistics forecasted a strong price reduction of the real state (a 27% during the first trimester of 2008) and of the mortgage hiring (a 25% in January 2008).

The construction boom was caused by a high increase of grant of credits, provided with low requirements and also a huge increase in the price of housing because of speculation.

But time has passed and crisis always provides opportunities for who is ready to embrace the change.

Modular construction: the alternative

The stagnation of real state markets and its difficult access has promoted the search of viable solutions for the needs of businesses, houses, education and warehousing.

In this situation, modular construction became the alternative to the traditional construction. It was needed to find a construction methodology that could adapt to the new times, offering a rapid, low cost and flexible service with more possibilities of customization, a sustainable system and with less environmental impact.

Advantages of modular construction

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  • Short delivery time

    Delivery time is an 80% shorter than traditional construction’s, as it is not conditioned by climate for its manufacturing at industrial facilities.

  • Cost reduction

    Industrialised construction allows us to offer a closed an economic price from the firs moment, avoiding the increases and unforeseen expenses, usual in traditional construction.

  • Flexibilidad

    Modular construction features make easier the extension and reduction of constructions, adding or removing modules depending on the needs of space required in every moment.

  • Dismantling and transport

    Modular constructions can be dismantled, making easier its transportation to a different place with a low cost.

  • Sustainability and recycling

    Modular constructions are green. Environment is important for us and it’s the legacy that we will leave to our children. The environmental impact of modular constructions is very low, as it guarantees a more efficient resource consumption (water, energy, etc.) and a lower waste generation. It can also be dismantled and recycled.

  • Quality

    Industrialised construction allows to apply strict quality controls to the productive process.

  • Isolation

    Innovative materials that, even though they are light, they provide better levels of thermal and acoustic isolation as well as energy efficiency than some of the traditional constructions.

  • Personalization

    The versatility of modular construction adapts to every customer’s needs.

  • Prevention

    Most of the production process has been made in a controlled ambiance at the factory, so you can avoid most of the labour risks usual at traditional constructions.

Modular construction: applications and uses

Portable cabins

Rental or sale (new or second hand) of prefabricated modular cabins that can be customized for offices, bathrooms, dressing rooms, dining rooms, storage rooms….

Prefabricated modular buildings

With a steel structure custom-designed according to the customer’s needs in each project to obtain solid prefabricated buildings of three highs, on a short period of time and with a low cost. For rent and sale.

Among its multiple uses we stress: modular offices, houses, schools, hotels, student residences, industrial facilities, dining rooms and dressing rooms, clinics, hospitals and medical centers, commercial and business surfaces, customer service offices…

Special modules

Custom and manufacture of modular constructions for rent and sale of customer service, real state promotion, advertising stands, events… Or ticket offices, information stands, kiosks, cafes, businesses…

Prefabricated warehouses

We calculate the steel structures to guarantee wind and snow resistance depending on the location. We also guarantee meeting the TBC requirements and other local technical regulations. For rent and sale.

Prefabricated labour camps

Temporary and permanent for rent and sale. With different uses. Bedrooms, offices, dressing rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, warehouses,  labs, security cabin guards, schools, leisure rooms…

All modular buildings can adapt to your space needs and can be horizontally or vertically assembled. We can also provide the possibility of renting furniture, installing air conditioning and pre-installing voice and data.

Warehouse containers

Temporary warehouse solutions for all kinds of enterprises or individuals. We can also transform containers for multiple uses: offices, stands, wine cellars, garages… For sale and rental.

Guard cabins

Temporary or permanent. They can be used for area access control, reception, security points, information cabins… For sale and rental.

Prefabricated houses

We study the project with the customers’ architects in order to adapt our constructive systems. Once the technical features are designed and the plans and materials are selected, we manufacture all the elements in our factory and we transport them to their destination for assembling.

For transportation, we use the KIT or FLAT-PACK system, in order to reduce logistics costs.

Europa Prefabri

Europa Prefabri designs, manufactures, transports and assembles prefabricated modules and buildings, with great quality and custom-designed, that allow a great flexibility for adding new modules, reducing delivery time with cheaper costs. If you want to know more about this kind of construction, visit: advantages of modular construction.