Fabulous Pre-fab: Applying Modular Construction to Multifamily Residential Projects

Discover the benefits and design possibilities that modular buildings offer.

Description: 

Do the words "modular construction" conjure up images of trailer parks, motels, and shipping containers? You’re not alone. Despite the benefits of prefabrication many have a negative perception of modular construction. However, the nature of modular buildings offers many design opportunities including the pushing and pulling of modules, integrated outdoor space, and variety across a façade.

This course will explore the benefits of modular construction, including:

• The pushing and pulling of modules

• Integrated outdoor space

• Variety across a facade

• Higher construction quality

Challenge preconceived notions of modular construction with the limitless possibilities of these designs.

 

Learning objectives

  • Define permanent modular construction and describe its benefits.
  • Identify the challenges of using permanent modular construction in major cities.
  • Explain how modular construction can be applied to multifamily residential projects.
  • Combat the negative perception of modular construction with well-designed, high-quality precedents and innovative design strategies.
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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • GBCI
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Abigail R. Brown

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Architect, Hickok Cole Architects

    Abigail R. Brown is an architect in the multifamily housing group at Hickok Cole Architects and the...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz