An architect in Mumbai, India, wanting to protect his father’s ancestral home from the annual rains that washed it out, turned to modular construction built up off the ground. According to deccanchronicle.com, the architect, Dipu George, deciding that conventional building would not serve his purpose, designed a two-story 1,350 square foot dwelling that was completed in three months. “Prefab technologies can be used to build homes quickly and cost-effectively, in times when cost of traditional construction is skyrocketing. Modular construction that makes use of prefab technology involves use of factory-manufactured components in buildings,” he says. Wall and ceiling panels and floor tiles can be brought in after the modules are sited and added on site. MHProNews has learned George says it’s just a matter of time before modular construction of homes catches on.
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