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A prefabricated building is made of factory-made components transported and built on-site. Construction manufacturers use this approach often because it’s affordable, reusable, and fast. Prefabrication is more efficient than traditional on-site construction because the prefabricated pieces are uniform. Most buildings’ walls, roofs, and floors are made of repeating units, so it’s easy to create an effective manufacturing process. Read More…

Prefabricated Buildings Prefabricated buildings, sometimes called "prefab buildings" for short, are structures that are largely or entirely built off-site.

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Santa Ana, CA  |  800-394-7699

As a modular building manufacturer, including inplant modular offices, exterior steel buildings, guard buildings, fork liftable and crane liftable buildings, multi-level buildings and mezzanines, Abtech offers turnkey installations or packages for install by end user. Our modular structures are constructed of steel, are free-standing & manufactured under strict quality control methods.

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Harrison Township, MI  |  586-468-2947

We offer a wide variety of affordable modular buildings for your convenience. Our engineers are determined to bring you a product with a great value and exceptional customer service. We have been around since 1954 providing portable buildings that are made out of steel.

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Par-Kut International Inc. $$$

Livermore, CA  |  925-453-3193

For over 40 years, Mobile Modular has been a leader in the modular building industry. We offer a wide range of modular buildings, including mobile offices, modular complexes, and blast-resistant modular, as well as customization options to build the best modular buildings for our customer's needs. Mobile Modular also offers temporary and permanent modular buildings to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including industrial, commercial, and construction. Our customers have the ability to use our 360 3D Visualizer to design modular buildings to ensure all of their needs are met.

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Mobile Modular $$$

Utica, NY  |  800-211-6534

Serving contractors and architects, we offer customized structures to fit your specific needs. We build aluminum buildings, steel buildings, aluminum and steel shelters and bullet-resistant structures. Austin Mohawk and Company's dedication to excellence sets us apart from the rest.

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Austin Mohawk and Company, Inc. $$$

Corona, CA  |  800-959-0878

If you are in need of a modular building then you have come to the right place. Customer satisfaction is paramount to our company and we take extra steps to make your experience with us a positive one. We are recognized as a business leader and our success is based off your success. Contact us today for your next project and let us add you to our list of satisfied customers.

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United Partition Systems, Inc. $$$
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Components of Prefabricated Buildings

Prefabricated Modules

Prefabricated modules consist of four shop-assembled panels, while the entire building is made up of several stacked modules. Inter-module connectors, bolted on site, are used to link these modules. For this reason, prefabricated buildings are also referred to as "modular buildings.” A modular building has all the benefits of a prefabricated building, and a single module can serve as the entire structure with minor site preparation. Modular structures come in various constructions.

Prefabricated Panels

Prefabricated panels are two-dimensional components assembled on-site to create buildings. In comparison to modular prefabricated buildings, they demand more on-site labor. These parts are frequently offered as sub-assemblies with pre-installed features like windows, doors, and insulation. Additional components can be added on-site after installation. Panels can also be delivered as basic structural frameworks. Prefabricated panel types differ in terms of form and substance.

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Types of Prefabricated Buildings

Fiberglass Prefabricated Buildings

Because it is lightweight and strong, fiberglass is utilized to construct prefabricated houses. Fiberglass is mold and rust-proof; therefore, it is ideal for wet outdoor environments. Fiberglass retains its strength in extreme wind, heat, and cold, so it is often used as a wall cladding material in prefabricated buildings.

Fiberglass is available in a wide variety of shapes and patterns. Because of its flexible nature and plastic composite foundation material, fiberglass prefabricated structures' strength, longevity, and aesthetic appeal are all influenced by their resistance to tensile stress. In addition, the superb structural stability and R-18 and R-24-rated insulation offered by fiberglass materials are outstanding.

Quonset Prefabricated Buildings

Quonset huts are dome-shaped, prefabricated structures often made of steel alloys. Quonset huts (also called arch steel buildings) are named for the location they were first used, at Quonset Point in Rhode Island. In addition, Quonset huts are affordable, low maintenance, and weather-resistant.

One of the distinctive features of Quonset huts is their identical surface and structure. The galvanized steel arch in a Quonset hut provides structural support and an open design without interior supports crowding the space on the inside. Corrugated panels are used on various surfaces to strengthen the arches. The segments and arches are fastened with bolts, and the arches are secured to the concrete slab. The arches can be lined up without being twisted into position thanks to a connective base plate.

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Advantages of Prefabricated Buildings

  • Prefabricated buildings are an effective use of raw materials. Conventional construction produces more waste materials and transient elements discarded after construction, including formwork, quick fasteners, jigs, and fixtures. Prefabricated buildings, however, are mobile enough to repurpose.
  • Prefabricated buildings save time. Traditional building tasks can be finished in six to nine months. Prefabrication manufacturers can finish these projects in half the time and with the same quality, which results in cost savings and quick structural implementation. In addition, prefabricated buildings can be customized and tailored to each project, necessitating careful engineering and design.
  • Some prefabricated structures are intended to be transient. These are preferred when project-based work is involved, such as in building work, remote healthcare services, research, etc. Prefabricated structures are simple to disassemble and move to other locations. Additionally, this functionality ensures that the job site is maintained and altered as little as possible.

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