Prefabrication saves time and money.

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 prefabrication opportunities for your project.

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
  • Interior and exterior wall panels

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems were assembled in an offsite warehouse.
Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems were assembled in an offsite warehouse.
The prefabricated racks were then delivered to the jobsite and loaded into the building.
The prefabricated racks were then delivered to the jobsite and loaded into the building.
The units were then installed in the ceiling at Mount Carmel - St. Ann's hospital.
The units were then installed in the ceiling at Mount Carmel - St. Ann's hospital.

Benefits

  • Accelerated schedule: Manufacturing occurs concurrently with on-site construction, and units are set during rough construction. This reduces construction schedules, so the job is done and the building is occupied faster.
  • Quality: Control measures are in place to ensure everything is done right the first time, from grout to wiring to fixtures.
  • Cost: The highly engineered process adds predictability to deliverables, leading to cost certainty and a reduction in contingencies.
  • Efficiency: Enables the team to expose waste and conflicts before manufacturing begins. The precise, controlled environment optimizes the use of materials, time, and energy.
  • Workforce Management: The off-site manufacturing process frees workers to focus on critical tasks on the jobsite,and eliminates the need to coordinate multiple subcontractors.