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Why Modular Construction is the Future of Building

November 8, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Until the last 30 years, construction practices had not really changed much for the previous hundred. It has often been said that builders and contractors are among the most stubborn, set in their ways, industry group out there. And why fix something that is not broken right? well that’s been the general consensus for many years. but now things have changed- as urban areas age, and construction costs continue to rise around the country (and the world) new challenges have arisen which can only be met by a better, more efficient method of building. And that is where modular construction comes into play…

In The Big City

In Urban areas around the country structures are aging faster then we can reasonably build new ones, and this creates a situation where urban decay and degradation thrive because the costs associated with replacing these structures has often been too high in relation to the income that can reasonably be derived from the result of a new project. Part of the problem is the excessive costs associated with the logistics of running a construction project in a high pop. density area, and mitigating the impact of a 12 month build on the surrounding neighborhood and traffic grid.

With modular construction your on-site construction time can often be reduced to 90 to 120 days, drastically reducing the impact on the surrounding neighborhood and the costs and headaches associated with it. This by itself is huge, and when you combine that with the reduced capital costs, and extra income from your quickly completed project the $$$’s start to really add up!

When Disaster Strikes

In recent years modular construction has come through helping families to return to their homes in a matter of weeks and months as opposed to months and years. Whether it is the wildfire ravaged hills of Southern California or the Hurricane victims of the gulf coast, modular construction helps families and communities return to normal life without years and years of frustrating rebuilding efforts.

What many people do not realize is that modular homes are built to match and adhere to all the same building codes as standard construction. So when you rebuild modular what you get is a structure that matches or exceeds the quality and value of your previous structure. (Assuming the plans are similar)

Another thing to consider is the fact that modular construction can be adapted to almost any floor plan – so a modular rebuild can almost always match the structure it is replacing.

In The Developments of The Future

As the size of a project increases, the number of sub-contractors, weather delays, logistical problems, and legal hassles increases in turn. Developers already have enough things to worry about with their projects without having to deal with these now unnecessary headaches. With modular construction all that really increases are the number of modules – which can be stacked up to three stories just like any standard stick built building.

While standard construction becomes more of a hassle, the full benefits of the modular construction process are highlighted as the size of your project increases. It is not hard to imagine a future when all commercial developments are completed this way.

Your Dream Home Come True!

If you have witnessed any custom homes being built lately then you have probably seen just how expensive it can be to build a home these days. That is because the rising costs of labor and materials combined with stick built construction companies that are struggling themselves of late makes for projects that often go over budget, past deadline, or worse are put on delay while companies struggle to shuffle around vital crews, sub-contractors and/or other resources.

Modular Construction: The ‘Green’ Way To Build

November 8, 2017 Posted by kyu7

The demand for sustainable building has never been more important in the history of construction, for both economic and environmental reasons. Energy is high in demand and short in supply, making the costs very high.

Modular buildings are a proven approach which reduces the environmental impact of the construction compared to traditional methods. The energy efficiency is increased as well as the overall sustainability.

Firstly, the reason why this process is more energy efficient is because ninety percent of the building is constructed in a factory including its flooring, fixtures, appliances and finishes. They are built in module blocks, and then transported to the site almost finished. This means that there is a minimal amount of work to do on site, thus the resources, materials and skilled craftsmen are all located in a single location whilst construction is underway, which helps to make it a green process.

Material Waste is Reduced

When building a conventional building a significant amount of waste is lost. In fact an astonishing eight thousand pounds is thrown away into a landfill, using this method, for a two thousand square foot home. Although the need for recycling is gaining more momentum for traditional methods of construction, when building modular buildings in factories, material left over from a project is utilised and used in a different project in the factory, resulting in a reduced amount of materials being wasted.

Construction Time is Reduced

Reduced time means a reduced impact on the environment. The reason why completion time is much shorter for modular constructions, is because vandalism, theft or weather delays are almost non-existent within a factory which means that the process is less likely to become delayed.

Sustainability Increased after Completion

If a building is designed efficiently it can improve the sustainability of it. Modular construction has access to a factory, which will have decent “sealing”, therefore reducing the air infiltration and preventing heat loss when the building is complete. On the other hand, traditional methods are limited around electrical outlets, pipes, fixtures and other air infiltration sources.

Unfortunately many people have misconceptions about modular buildings which often put them off investing in one. This is hard to believe when you consider their overall efficiency and how much the process reduces wastage and enhances sustainability. In addition to this, modular homes are not exempt from the same codes that site-built buildings have to follow, and yet modulars often go above and beyond building standards.

Modular Construction Continues To Expand

November 8, 2017 Posted by kyu7

The verdict is in; people love modular construction, and it is slated for continued growth in the upcoming years. Modular building provides unique solutions and solves problems. A recent survey about modular construction found the following:

61% of all respondents think the use of prefabrication will grow more than 5% a year over the next three years. Currently, 81% of the mechanical and electrical contractors surveyed for this report own their own prefabrication facilities. Of those who don’t, 33% are considering starting up their own facilities.

This survey continued to also examine the benefits, as well as some of the barriers, to modular building. As with many seemingly new things, there is a bell curve- style shape of adopters of modular building. Although modular construction has been around for years, it wasn’t seen as a viable alternative to most types of construction until recently.

We are beginning to see a shift in the way people view modular construction, and it is being used for a wide variety of projects that include everything from modular office buildings to modular wall partitions. Modular construction has a considerable amount of range and stands out from traditional methods of building.

What were the motivating factors that led businesses to use modular? Price was a great motivator, but it goes beyond the actual cost of just the materials. In large construction or renovation projects, there are many hidden costs that are now being brought to light.

If staff needs to be moved, production halted, or even the distraction of having an army of contractors and subcontractors coming and going, can all attribute to those hidden costs. The disruption that comes with conventional methods of construction adds up to a loss of production, lack of productivity, and discomfort of employees.

Modular construction not only saves time and money; it also eliminates the hidden costs and isn’t intrusive. The way modular fabrication works is that the main components are fabricated in a factory. This yields high quality products that can easily be checked for quality control. The modular fabrication process is eco-friendly by using resources wisely and recycles excess steel, paper and aluminum.

After the factory fabricates the components, they are shipped to the build site. Instead of having numerous contractors and subcontractors for framing, electrical work, patching, painting and other duties, a small modular installation team can complete all of those tasks and more.

Modular Construction: The Greener Way to Build

November 8, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Traditional construction faces many issues when it comes to the handling, creation, and recycling of wasted materials. In fact, an NAHB study found that an estimated 8,000 lbs of waste is created from the construction of a 2,000 square foot building. These squandered materials are all standard materials that you would use to construct a building: wood, brick, insulation, drywall, etc. However, only an estimated 20% of these leftover construction materials are actually repurposed or recycled, according to The American Institute of Architects. On top of that, the AIA states that “it is estimated that anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of the national solid waste stream is building-related waste.”[1] And in 2009 the Construction Materials Recycling Association, estimated that construction and demolition waste from building construction was around 325 million tons annually. So, in a society that constantly pushes for greener solutions across all facets of life, what alternatives do companies have to be more eco-friendly?

Modular Sustainability

The processes that go into modular construction allow for far more accountable and ecological building methods. Modular construction takes advantage of a process known as “Mass Customization.” When constructing a modular building, the same paneling that used to create one building can be snapped into place on another building. However, you can still design the building practically however you want! Therefore, any paneling left unused after a job, can simply be used on the next one. Plus, they will not need to be moved very far because all structures are built in our own facilities, ensuring they will not go to waste. And we use CAD software to map out all our prefabricated projects, so we know the exact amount of materials that need to go into each job.

The factory setting also allows us to better control our inventory and regulate the working conditions, in comparison to traditional construction. While most construction sites have delays due to inclement weather, the modular construction process takes place indoors, keeping our moisture levels low in our materials, preventing damage. While our employees construct the building indoors, the project site is being set up for installation. Therefore, with these two processes occurring simultaneously, the building site receives far less disturbance from foot traffic, machinery, equipment, and materials.

Ultimately, the same paneling that allows us to use Mass Customization also supports recycling efforts. Our buildings are designed to be installed and disassembled easily. So when a building is no longer of use, instead of being demolished like traditional construction, the paneling can simply be taken apart and reused. This allows you to drastically cut down on waste in the deconstruction process as well. Many of the structures are also moveable, so the same building can be moved to another location to serve another purpose for you.

The Modular Difference

The first step of waste reduction comes in the attention to detail in the design process. Having sales people work with clients to ensure every detail of your project is mapped out and taken care of. Then, the project and all of the details should be sent to engineering, where they should meticulously design every aspect of the structure. From this point, all the materials you need should be mapped out, down to every last nut and bolt. From there, simply take the required pieces from inventory and get to work on the factory floor.

In the factory, inventory is easier to control than a traditional construction site. All materials have set storage areas that provide easy management and movement. In fact, WRAP, an organization dedicated to resource efficiency, stated that “Volumetric (modular) building systems are the ultimate in offsite manufacturing technology and their substitution for traditional building methods typically leads to a virtual elimination of all wastage bar excavation spoil for ground preparation.”[2] They also showed that an estimated 70-90% of construction waste can be eliminated through offsite construction practices.

Overall, modular construction allows for efficiency and sustainability in all aspects of the construction process. The factories are designed for our employees to quickly grab and transport materials. The construction process is designed to ensure every piece of material is used to its fullest potential. And the products are designed to be quickly put together, durable, and perfectly customizable for the customers. Modular buildings and structures provide world class construction methods for your company, while also providing an ecofriendly solution for the environment.

Purchasing a Travel Trailer – The Pros and Cons of New and Used Travel Trailers

March 1, 2017 Posted by kyu7

 

Is it accurate to say that you are considering purchasing a travel trailer? There are such a large number of choices to make.

* Do you need another or utilized trailer?

* Is this going to be a money buy or financed?

* What are you willing to spend?

* Should you get a fifth wheel, toy hauler or tongue pull travel trailer?

* What producer would you say you are keen on?

* What floor plan is best for your necessities?

On the off chance that you are undecided, you ought to begin by considering the experts and the cons of purchasing utilized versus purchasing new. Take as much time as is needed when purchasing your travel trailer. Do your exploration and dodge unconstrained purchases.

Aces of Buying a Used Travel Trailer

* More Bang for Your Buck. An utilized travel trailer will hold it’s worth longer than another trailer. An utilized trailer is the approach on the off chance that you are on a hoping to spare cash or would prefer not to be screwed over thanks to making installments for a long time. You could get an utilized 252 with every one of the fancy odds and ends less expensive than a NEW 202 invisible girl travel trailer.

* Do Your Research. Visit travel trailer discussions and read what proprietors are saying in regards to specific travel trailers, both great and terrible, this data could spare you a bundle of future cerebral pains. Keep in mind most of travel trailers that are obtained new infrequently observe any outdoors activity, a lot of trailers are either placed away or stopped at people groups houses. Its not unregular to locate an utilized travel trailer in showroom condition, even more established travel trailers from the 70’s can be found in incredible condition.

* Second-hand travel trailers hold their esteem! In the event that you get a decent quality deal on an utilized travel trailer and choose to offer it a couple of years after the fact you have an incredible shot of recovering all your cash.

CONS of Purchasing a Used Travel

* Potential Problems. Purchasing an utilized travel trailer is somewhat of a bet, there could be minor issues or real issues and on the off chance that you are fortunate – no issues with the trailer. As a rule the guarantee will have long prior lapsed, so costs will be out of your pocket. Get your work done right so issues won’t be a shock.

* Elbow Grease. You should give your new utilized trailer a decent cleaning, regardless of what condition it’s in.

* Less choice of perfect floor arranges. Floor arrangements are restricted by what’s as of now available to be purchased.

Experts of Buying a New Travel Trailer

* Nice and Sparkling. It’s new, new and all yours!

* Warranty. In the event that there are issues, take the trailer back to your merchant and they’ll need to repair them for nothing!

* Maintenance Free. You don’t need to be annoyed with acquiring new tires, new battery, or whatever other part for no less than a year or until the guarantee has lapsed.

* Floor Plans. Loads of floor arrangements and inside hues to look over.

CONS of Buying a New Travel Trailer

* New Trailers Depreciate Fast. Another travel trailer loses it’s esteem the minute you haul out of the merchants parcel. On the off chance that you financed with close to nothing or nothing down, you will be “topsy turvy” owing increasingly that the trailer is worth, for a considerable length of time! On the off chance that you need to offer your travel trailer you will probably owe more than what it’s worth and need to concoct the distinction in real money.

* The Cost. On the off chance that you are spending plan disapproved of you probably would prefer not to be caught making regularly scheduled installments for the following 10 years on a travel trailer you will use and no more 8 months out of the year.

Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips

February 23, 2017 Posted by kyu7

A standout amongst the most delighted in visitor put in Kuala Lumpur are the Golden triangle, China town and other Chinese shopping corners. These spots are stacked with all things you can most likely never at any point consider. Anything you wish to shop under the sky could be accessible there. To can buy keepsakes, blessing and tokens for your supervisor, or family and companions. Dissimilar to other visitor puts, these are simple on pocket. So on the off chance that you are a “shopaholic” it may not squeeze your pocket.

Spoil Floor in Starhill Gallery is committed to spas and magnificence focuses. The shopping center stands by J.W. Marriott Hotel on Jalan Bukit Bintang. Asianel Foot Reflexology Spa offers foot treatment with basic oils and a large group of extravagance medications to recuperate and restore the body, mind and soul through your feet. For an alleviating spa involvement in a Balinese setting, fly over to Donna Spa that spoils your five detects. Ayurvedium Medispa is outfitted with private/couple treatment rooms, spa shower and steam desk area, private shower and in-room ok for customers to appreciate a large group of wellbeing, excellence and stress-alleviating treatments.

Inside your inn room, you see this reflexive card offering an assortment of back rub administrations, extending from Shiatsu to Traditional Thai to what-not. The photo demonstrates a couple of lovely hands massaging at a customer’s back. Following a chaotic day of touring, you long for her fortifying touch, and book a room-benefit call. At the point when the “knead woman” arrives, she ends up being a visually impaired man or a forty-ish lady with the worked off a gorilla. As the legitimate saying goes – proviso emptor.

An imperative element that could influence your travel experience is the method of transportation that you pick. Utilizing open transportation, for example, transports or taxicabs will require a more drawn out time to achieve your goal. You will likewise need to think about the climate as Kuala Lumpur is commonly exceptionally hot and moist with rain now and again at night. Furthermore, a few cabbies can be exceptionally finicky about the goal they will drive to, and can be hesitant to utilize the meter (particularly amid pinnacle hours).

As you may have as of now speculated this piece of range is near the deal shopping in the city. For general you can walk and at stone’s cast off separation is Sungei Wang where you can discover everything and anything. For the Tech Geeks and Generation-Y inverse the Sungei Wang is the acclaimed Low Yat Plaza where you can discover five stories of Electronics, Computers, Phones, and Gadgets. You will be spoilt for decisions and deals are the standard. Minimal further far from the region is Times Square shopping center and Malaysia’s biggest indoor amusement stop for excitement.

Notwithstanding its extensive and rich environment, the Spa additionally offers an extensive variety of administrations, most particularly showers, back rubs, and medico-stylish medicines. They offer a broad bundle arrangement of back rubs, including foot and body cleaning and facials. For example, the Ancient Balinese rub utilizes a great deal of hand and thumb work procedures, including applying weight utilizing the palms and elbows. It resembles being massaged like batter, just to ease the a throbbing painfulness in one’s muscles.

Tips To Avoid Food Poisoning While Traveling In Nepal

January 23, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Tips To Avoid Food Poisoning While Traveling In Nepal

This, sadly, is not the slightest bit going to ensure that you don’t become ill in the event that you take after my proposals well ordered, yet it might prevent you from getting an awful instance of Dysentery or even a mellow yet humiliating instance of Diarrhea. I myself have been gotten out in Nepal a couple times before taking after the means underneath, and it wasn’t neighborhood nourishment that got me the first and the most exceedingly terrible time, it was my obsession for chocolate croissants that had me in bed for two days, and sick for the next week or thereabouts. Light cases have come at me when eating dried Buffalo meat, salted and hung in the open entryways, and sadly, it’s similarly as simple to build up a steamed tummy just from devouring off plates that have been washed in untreated water. Here are a couple tips to make the feared bug somewhat less intense and unquestionably helps me out when voyaging.

Water Worries: It’s extremely straightforward, simply don’t drink the stuff out of the tap at all in the event that you have a frail stomach or you’re quite recently stressed. Utilize treated or bubbled water to brush your teeth, and do whatever it takes not to get a lot in your mouth when scrubbing down. It might sound over intemperate yet the best safeguard is over doing it.

Trekker’s Miracle: When asking many prepared trekkers how they remain sound while trekking through the Himalaya and feasting at nearby teahouses and so on. They frequently say that having a jug of coke with all suppers is a decent approach to execute off any microorganisms that might slip past the radar and into your stomach.

Hand Sanitisers: Fabulous development, the hand sanitiser that does not require water, is an awesome approach to ensure those germs you have grabbed, from maybe praising an adorable puppy making a course for touching untreated water. Keep in mind in Nepal most canines will convey some type of parasite or another. As a rule nourishment harming occurs from basically eating with filthy hands.

Ice and Cold Food: Although nowadays most traveler eateries will utilize treated water for their ice, it’s presumably better to simply keep away from ice all together, even in your mixed refreshment. On the off chance that you need to drink, then drink packaged lager, or coke and your soul of decision, no ice. Icy nourishment in the city is practically a major no, if it’s not sizzling or cooking on the spot then don’t place it in your mouth! Additionally ensure your serving of mixed greens has been washed in treated water in case will eat it.

Peel ‘capable Fruit: Another astute decision for untreated water washed natural product, in the event that you can peel it, then you can be all the more beyond any doubt you are peeling the conceivable microscopic organisms off, things like bananas, winged serpent organic product, oranges and lychees, attempt to maintain a strategic distance from apples unless you wash them yourself with treated water or peel the skin.

Treatment when it’s past the point of no return: Most individuals bring something like Imodium with them. In established truth, this can obstruct microscopic organisms alongside your humiliating issue and procrastinate longer. Go and see your specialist and approach what’s best for you, most Doctors will give you a real anti-toxin that will get in and take care of the issue not trap it. Be that as it may, recall your Doctor is the best individual to choose what’s best for you and the above data in simply a manual for conceivable shirking to these undesirable travel nasties. Likewise, drink a great deal of treated water and boiling hot water, keep hydrated and wash it out in the meantime.

Dealing with Your Finances On Your Barcelona Holiday

December 23, 2016 Posted by kyu7

One of the principle stresses for some individuals when voyaging is financing the trek itself. Spending arranging can leave the window spontaneously or an exceptional treat, and in case you’re on a merited occasion, why not sprinkle out every so often, the length of it doesn’t burn up all available resources?

One of the main things to perceive in Barcelona is the money is the Euro, which is as of now getting a charge out of a solid period in contrast with the US Dollar or the English Pound Sterling, for instance. So gone are the times of figuring “pretty much one and a half” to treat yourself – consider it equivalent, and after that you won’t recover an unexpected home with your bank explanations! Paying in real money is acknowledged all over, and for sure certain foundations won’t acknowledge any type of card installment because of the high bank charges the seller needs to cause. It’s shrewd to dependably convey some money with you for the basic necessities you may require on a day out touring, yet as with any remote city, don’t convey it all! Your settlement will have a safe in your room or at gathering, or in case you’re remaining in a self-providing food occasion flat for instance, then guarantee you bolt away everything similarly as you would at home.

Backpedaling to the specify of cards, American Express Cards are not as broadly acknowledged as Visa and MasterCards, so in case you’re a voyager whose wallet is generally just Amex, you might need to get some information about taking out a Visa or MasterCard as a go down. Continuously keep cards partitioned, as well, and don’t bring everything out with you in your wallet. In case you’re sufficiently appalling to lose one or if a bank machine swallows your card, you have the go down.

Many places in Barcelona will request a photograph recognizable proof when paying for merchandise – even with the new chip and stick cards, give that broadly, it’s ordinary to demonstrate your national character card to distinguish yourself and the mark is once in a while examined as in different nations. On the off chance that you would prefer not to bear your travel permit as photograph distinguishing proof, make a photocopy of it already, and keep that with you on days you need to encounter the colossal Barcelona shopping!

Another notice when paying with a Mastercard: a few foundations will offer you the chance to pay for any merchandise in your own particular money, so in the event that they perceive the card as a UK based bank, they may inquire as to whether you need to pay in pounds. This regularly sounds more worthy, as you probably are aware your own cash superior to Euros, and feel that this will stay away from any charges of the swapping scale, and so forth. Be that as it may, the sellers can apply their own particular conversion scale to the machine, and this is quite often higher than the current distributed rate, and a shrewdness route for them to get the customer to pay for their bank bonuses. On the off chance that you end up in this circumstance, dependably decrease considerately – it’s ideal to know you have paid an indistinguishable sum from it says on the ticket than a pumped up trade cost.

ATM or trade machines are bottomless out the city, yet outside clients are frequently charged for taking out money – once by their own bank and some of the time by the Spanish bank, as well. Check before you travel if your own bank has any “sister” branches with a more great swapping scale – this frequently is the situation. Furthermore, attempt and spending plan for the end of the week or week as opposed to taking out little sums each day – and along these lines causing more charges – pull back a bigger sum so you are just charged once. Even better, guarantee you have changed cash before you arrive, and utilize your cards just as a move down. Explorers checks can help along these lines, yet are not generally acknowledged as installment and it can be a bother finding a place to change them out of managing an account hours which won’t charge a strong commission, so this can frequently be a false economy.