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Construction Dive – A push for prefab: Why offsite construction methods are moving to the main

Until recently, the words “modular construction” likely evoked images of boxy, utilitarian overflow classrooms, and “prefabricated” connoted an inevitable sacrifice in style.

However, today’s offsite construction industry is an entirely different proposition.

In the last few years, general contractors and owners have become more receptive to its use, and designers are learning that prefabrication provides flexibility without constraining creativity.

A big boost to the offsite construction industry was the announcement earlier this month from hotel giant Marriott International that it plans to pursue a program of modular construction for some of its brands —


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