Modular structures consist of several parts that are prefabricated off-site and then brought to site, either in easy-to-assemble parts or in a complete state. Once transported to the desired location, they are placed on a permanent base and assembled following local building codes. Usually, a modular structure is built in a temperature-controlled facility. They are then transported to the site of origin, where they can be assembled very quickly to form the intended structure.
Usually, the structure is built to house people and materials. Permanent modular construction (PMC) is an environmentally sustainable construction method that uses efficient off-site manufacturing techniques to prefabricate single- and multi-story buildings that are delivered in modular sections and fixed to a permanent base. As owners and designers explore the benefits of modular construction and seek more sustainable designs to improve environmental impact, modular construction is, by nature, a natural choice. By combining these other structural systems with Ramtech's permanent modular construction process, the flexibility of the types of projects that can be performed is greatly expanded without sacrificing the speed and cost advantages inherent to modular construction.
Modular building manufacturers focus on a specific type of installation or on a permanent or relocatable modular construction. With improvements in the production process and the growing number of design professionals who are rapidly adopting modular building systems, the current generation of modular buildings, both relocatable and permanent, has a greater degree of curb appeal and functionality than ever before. Only installations that require large volumes or high ceilings, such as airport hangers, or large unfinished spaces, such as warehouses, are generally not suitable for modular buildings, unless they are realized as a hybrid project using a combination of modular construction techniques and other on-site construction techniques for the appropriate spaces. Modular offices are facilities that offer office space in addition to internal offices and modular buildings.