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ABOUT McDONALD MODULAR

There are many reasons to go modular.

Durability and Life Cycle:

Government reports have proven that modular construction is just as, and in some cases, more durable than traditional construction. In hurricane Andrew, it was observed that the module-to-module combination of modular units provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional framing. And the longevity of modular construction matches that of traditional construction.

From the MBI — The MBI's formal position is:

Our position is that the building is constructed to the same codes and of the same materials, and therefore, if operated and maintained similarly, it will have an equivalent life cycle to traditionally constructed buildings. And it's not just our position; according to a report prepared last year by the American Institute of Architects,

The life cycle expectancy of modular construction is the same as conventional, and in a world where sustainability is gaining momentum each day, there are also several basic principles intrinsic to the modular process that make it more eco-friendly than conventional construction.'

-American Institute of Architects "External Issues and Trends Affecting Architects, Architectural Firms, and the AIA" — American Institute of Architects, February 2008

Environmentally Friendly:

What's more, there are several eco-friendly benefits to going modular. The process takes less on-site construction time. This minimizes the overall impact on the construction site. It is also more readily deconstructed, causing less damage in the end. Buildings are reused or recycled as an integral part of the design technology, maximizing resources and minimizing waste of building material. And modular building is more cost efficient. What's good for the earth is good for our business, and our customers.

Quality

"Manufacturing building components off-site provides for more controlled conditions and allows for improved quality and precision in the fabrication of the component."

- Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry; National Research Council

Modular Saves Money

A shortened and more predictable construction schedule reduces the total construction time, saving money and allows project facilities to open and earn revenue sooner.