Prefabrication enhances all major elements of a project: cost, schedule, safety, and quality.
Prefabrication is the assembly of building units or components at a workshop or factory separate from the jobsite. During preconstruction, Messer’s experts will analyze the project scope and the supplier/subcontractor marketplace to determine if prefabrication opportunities exist for your project.
Prefabricated Units & Components
Prefabrication can come in many forms, including but not limited to:
- Mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) system assemblies, such as ceiling racks
- Bathroom pods
- Health care headwall assemblies
Benefits of Prefabrication
- Cost Savings: Waste is minimized at the jobsite reducing costs for General Conditions (dumpsters, clean-up)
- Schedule Savings: Prefabricated components can be built in the process – e.g. above-ceiling mechanical racks can be built before floors are complete
- Enhanced Safety: Reduced amount of material deliveries minimizes traffic and improves safety for occupants as well as construction workers
- Enhanced Quality: All items are constructed in a controlled environment. Materials are typically tested in the warehouse (off site) and then re-tested once they are installed, ensuring every piece and part fits perfectly
- Enhanced Maintenance & Operations: Maintenance staff can attend preconstruction meetings to help ensure the design and construction of prefabricated elements are done with maintenance considerations in mind
- Sustainability: Waste is significantly reduced at both the shop and project locations because materials are ordered in specific lengths