Designing for Modular Part II: Planning, Concepts and Schematics

by Chris Schmidt on March 5, 2019

In our last blog on designing for modular, we looked at a general overview of the construction process. As we dig deeper into the process, there are certain rules of thumb that should be considered when you bring the planning, concept and schematics phase of your project together. Let’s take look...

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Four Rules of Modular Efficiencies – Design Scope of Work

by Chris Schmidt on January 8, 2019

It may helpful to think of design services in terms of the Architect of Record (AoR) providing the full range of architecture and engineering services, and the modular fabricator providing engineering design advisory services. The modular fabricator, engineer/architect, and the AoR should coordinate...

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The Main Players in Modular Developments

by Chris Schmidt on October 1, 2018

While modular construction continues to come to the forefront of modern construction practices, many people still have questions on where to start. To help demystify this efficient construction practice, let’s look at the main players you will interact with when you choose to build your next proje...

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Introduction to the Cheatham Street Flats Project

by Rich Rozycki on September 11, 2018

When the Cheatham Street Flats project began, it was originally designed to be completed entirely with wood - but when the job was sent out to bidders, it was discovered that no one could build it due to th...

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A Guide to Modular Construction

by Samantha Zekelman on July 31, 2018

The definition of modular construction seems to vary depending on the person you ask. Everyone believes that they understand what modular construction really is, but we have come to learn that many people have been misinformed on this building technique. Having a basic understanding of these terms w...

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Myths about Modular Construction

by Rich Rozycki on July 18, 2018

You’ve been reading up on modular construction and have seen opinion piece after opinion piece on this popular construction method. But who do you believe? We truly believe Modular Construction is The Only Way to Build and wanted to address several myths that are out there as you make your decisio...

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Z Modular Production Facility Operational in Birmingham, Alabama

by Rich Rozycki on July 5, 2018

Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, announced today that its modular manufacturing facility is operational and currently producing modules for multiple projects. Located in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park, the 125,000-square-foot facility currently employs 41 full-time plant...

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Build Better. Build Smarter. Build Modular.

by Samantha Zekelman on June 21, 2018

Throughout the years the same construction techniques have been used again and again. Just as humans have adapted and changed throughout time, the traditional construction industry needs to do the same. "Just because we’ve been doing it the same way doesn’t mean that’s the way we should [in th...

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