EUROPA PREFABRI was the one in charge of supplying and assembling more than 40 prefabricated stands (of various applications) for the Málaga’s fair 2015. Once again, we demonstrated our logistic capacity for temporary constructions rent for big events.
Last month, we fabricated and assembled prefabricated classrooms for the Sunland International School in Málaga, Spain. They have been realized thanks to the union of different modules, with stage floor.
This is the beginning of summer, so festivals are thriving… This is the MADGARDEN festival that takes place in the Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, in the university campus of Madrid, during all of the month of July. The organizers relied upon us to rent toilet blocks, dressing rooms and fences to close the beautiful zone where it takes place.
Here are the modules we provided. Hope you like it.
EUROPA PREFABRI is still one of the leader company if the supplying of events products: prefabricated modules, counters, dressing rooms and other complementary products.
Our metallic shelters are generally used to realize parking shelters, but they also can have various uses. This time, we installed metallic shelters to cover the football stadium bleachers of Morata de Tajuña, located in the community of Madrid. Here are some photos of the work we have done.
Here is one of our constructions realized last month. It deals with a modular building of locker room for workers installed in Madrid. Our client FCC trusted in us to complete successfully their project of construction. Modules have been installed on a metallic structure to optimize the use of the whole building space, to stock some tools. Indeed, the area available is really small. This project has been realized with standard prefabricated modules, but we added a “overcovering” with two slopes to secure the impermeability of the building and to increase the heating insulation. The degree of the inclination of the “overcovering” is due to the installation of the air conditioning equipments, those ones being protected by this “overcovering”. Other characteristic of this project: in the sanitary modules the standard floor (wood + vinyl tiled) has been replaced by a specific floor, made up of trapezoidal flooring, on which has been poured the concrete. The finishing touch : ceramic floor.
Today we share an interesting article about prefabricated houses which was published on http://ovacen.com/
We hope you like it!
Prefabricated housing and its modular design
The subject of prefabricated architecture is constantly updating. The development of new materials, techniques and the need of only one designer at the construction has helped to develop the industrial modular construction. The industrial construction in general is represented by prefabricated or modular houses, which are seen as an advanced construction technology by several technicians, in response to growing demand requirments with different aspects such as: prices, construction quality, deadlines and, above all, environmental impact of the construction and their sustainability.
Selling prefabricated houses. A rising market.
Same as in many different areas of the industry, the area of housing is also moving towards a “green” image. The real estate market has a growing affinity towards prefabricated houses, ecological and environmental efficient modules. The purchase and sale of modular homes is moving towards a greener identity with innovative housing models that enhance low-carbon with a clear objective of reducing cost and inefficiency.
Traditionaly the U.S, Canada and Europe are representing 3 of the biggest regional markets, gaining a majority stake in the global market for prefabricated housing, as stated by the new market research report on prefabricated houses (HERE). Its identified that the region of Asia, the markets of Australia and New Zealand are considered as pioneers of the concept of prefab buildings. The fast development of the growing real estate markets of China, India, Taiwan, Korea are promoting new business opportunities of great importance in the territory with a strong grow rate reaching 4.4% until 2017.
Modular houses and buildings
The modern living needs fast and effective solutions in order to satisfy determined needs with high performance and satisfactory results. The modular construction offers this possibility if performed consistently.
The concept of modular living
A prefabricated modular house in a “indoor factory-built” product. The production is finished with what we call “the container” which gets transported to the chosen site where the parts get assembled. We must remember that the modular home is not a mobile home, it is simply a home built off-site which is why it differs to the traditional house construction.
Advantages of the prefabricated homes
More control towards the climate, control of quality, better working supervision, easier access to tools, and fewer deliveries of material in time results in a lower cost and architectural quality of construction.
Reductions in cost and material waste, less pollution of water, dust and noise, and less wasted energy in generalm, although the prefabrication has an additional cost and must be quanitified with regard to transport to the destiny of installation.
More compressed time.
Changes can be made in the construction process, saving time and improving workflow which translates into a reduction in cost.
Reduction of labor disputes before the construction and scheduled jobs.
Better use of materials.
From the quality, both in the staging and control, till the storage space reduction and fewer losses and misplacements.
Increased worker safety by reducing exposure to inclement weather, the extreme temperature and current dangerous operations; better working conditions.
Disadvantages of prefabricated houses
- One of the biggest problems is the need to be taken a pre-set design. We can´t always buy the home of our dreams.
- Problem on the location of the property. There is a need of several circumstances in order to be able to transport the module house in a adequate way.
- Since the legislation does not regulate adequately this type of property there may occur problems with building permits or the certificates of occupancy since in many cases homes are acquired outside the Spanish territory, which can be prefabricated with other standards and regulations.
- Maintenance. Depending on which materials have been used for the project, a strict maintenance of the prefabricated houses or its modules is necessary.
- It is necessary to acquire a location so the cost of housing add the floor. In response to the climatological characteristics of location a certain type of prefabricated housing is needed. A building in the Mediterranean doesn´t serve for Finland
- The space of prefabricated houses. The dimensions of manufactured homes are usually smaller, they are standardized. When the need of larger homes is necessary, cost skyrockets.
In this sense, both advantages and drawbacks in the modular housing are talked about in this article (Container houses). Furthermore the article talks about the costs of containers, the different characteristics and the methodology of the construction in a video.
The design of prefabricated housing and buildings
A reality that must be noted is that the types of prefabricated houses that we can find in the market have had a comprehensive study on its energy and bioclimatic behaviour. One advantage is that it allows savings in energy spending significantly. Based on the standard “container” we can identify their behaviour in the following image:
Models of prefabricated houses
In this regard, the modular architecture is of great imagination so we can recognize different models of housing and compositions to try to adapt to the customers tastes. Leaving the tipically housing types, we can achieve following design compositions:
Undoubtely the “modular game” can generate a variety of plans of prefabricated houses, but the reality is that simplicity is cheaper when buying a prefabricated building.
Sustainable project of a prefabricated house
In this case we have to look at the Australian company Archiblox, which is determined to construct ecological modular houses that generate more energy than they are wasting.
In the Spanish territory there is more than only a manufactured home industry, people often have a vaguest general idea of this “modern architecture”, associating rather temporary and low quality buildings. With this background, it has a lot of value that NOEM, a Spanish company focused on a sustainable business in the industry of prefabricated houses with zero carbon footprints, won the European Prize for Entrepreneurship.
The example of modern prefabricated housing
The shapes, the new technology and the different compositions of the modular blueprints, are transformed in aesthetic modules with a big value and sometimes almost risky in the design. The modern prefabricated house is here and it is a strong example of innovation. The invisible housing…
More information about this amazing modular housing here: DMAA.
How to build a prefabricated house
What we want to show you in this part is manual guidelines in PDF of how to build a prefabricated house step by step. Like this the reader will get a perspective and understands the work, blueprints, needs, characteristics, materials, metal, wood… etc and steps of what is needed for the construction of housing modules, as well as general informations about the needs and objectives of the modular architecture
- The concept and history of modular housing. Modular construction of housing and architecture HERE
- The current state of modular living and a light view from an environmental consideration HERE
- Thesis – Prefabricated construction systems applicable to the constructions of buildings HERE
- Modular buildings. A fast, versatile and reliable answer HERE
- Design Guide of prefabricated construction HERE (Exellent and extensive manual in English)
- All we have to know about wood in architecture and housing construction HERE
- An insight of prefabrication and modular architecture industry HERE. (Very good economic report – English)
Last month of April, we installed a new metallic textile covering in Nerja, located in Malaga, Spain. Our client chose our textile covering to cover the municipal Tourism Office. We realized this model made-to-measure with a special height.
Moreover, we installed a textile shelter for a parking at the same place. There are more than 60 parking spaces, installed for the Burriana beach. The works took only two weeks to be made. The aim is to protect cars from sun and rain.
Here you can see some pictures of the works and the assembly. We hope you like the results.
The organizers of the Spanish festival Viñarock trusted us one more year for the supplying of more than 50 prefabricated modules for different uses (production, offices, stands, infirmaries…). Those modules are necessary for the organization of one of the most important festivals in Spain.
Every year, companies of organization of events choose EUROPA PREFABRI to rent prefabricated stands for big events which are coming with the beginning of summer. Indeed, we have been professional and effective in logistic for more than 20 years.
Here you can see several photos of the assembly of those stands.
EUROPA PREFABRI realized a new parking in the airport Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas. More precisely, this is the parking of Terminal 2.
With this project, we already have taken part of 15 projects of parking shelters in the airport of Madrid Barajas during the last 20 years.
Here you have some pictures of the assembly.
We show you in this post some pictures of the assembly we are working on in Algeria. It deals with several modular buildings which will be used as offices by the engineers of our client, as part of the expansion work of the Houari Boumediene Airport of Algiers. Those works imply the construction of a new terminal with a surface area of 73 hectares. Thanks to this new terminal, the airport will be able to receive 22 thousands of passengers every year, instead of 12 thousands before the works.
Our client is one of the most important companies in the building and public works sector. As big multinationals, both Spanish and international, this company trusted in the professionalism of EUROPA PREFABRI for the manufacturing and the supplying of temporary installations for this project.
This project is composed by 4 buildings realized thanks to the assembly with two layers of prefabricated modules, with a total surface area of more than 3500m2. Modules have been made in Spain in record time and carried with Flat-Pack system in maritime containers.
We are currently working on new projects in Algeria and we hope that we will sign new contracts in the country in the coming months, because it is one of our exportations destination.