The design phase of the modular building process creates a description of the building, usually represented by detailed plans and specifications. A thorough customer consultation with a FERROCUBE technician gathers the information required to develop the building plan.
Each building design goes through the FERROCUBE engineering department for an engineering review. During the building review process, the FERROCUBE Modular Buildings engineering department confirms the design proposal meets all applicable building codes.
PERMITS AND APPROVALS
A construction permit or building permit is a permit required in most jurisdictions for new construction. In practice, most building owners appoint the general contractor as an authorized representative so the contractor can obtain the required permits.
One of the advantages of modular construction is that the site development and building foundation are prepared while the modules are being fabricated at the manufacturing facility and transported to the job site. The site development and building construction processes happen at the same time instead of sequentially like conventionally site-built construction.
All of our modular buildings start with a high quality steel frame. While the frame is being connected, the sub-floor and floor decking are being built. Later the walls are secured to the flooring, the designed interior wall finish is installed. At the same time the windows, insulation, electrical wiring, plumbing for kitchen and bathroom are installed.
The fabricated modules are shipped by any standard carrier. For large projects, that consist of dozens of modules the delivery is staged in phases so the general contractor can prepare and install the modules in a logical sequence.
A general contractor, specialized in modular construction, will install the modules, complete any on-site finish out and make the final utility connections.