In the future, turnkey buildings will come as modules from ADMARES factories
Porsche Consulting newsroom 3.9.2019 (full article)
Construction costs have been rising for years now, and 2019 is no exception. According to a study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), this trend is fueled primarily by the ongoing high demand for new buildings. Major cities and recreational areas have an especially great need for new housing, and also for hotels and hospitals. When construction booms, its costs skyrocket and its time frames lengthen. Can a modular construction method help make buildings more quickly, more economically, and with better quality? A Finnish company is convinced it can.
Admares’ approach renders conventional construction processes obsolete. “The factory generates 80 to 95 percent of the value,” says Möhrke. “That lets us achieve enormous levels of efficiency, quality, and speed, which would not be possible if the work were done at the construction site.” Only the final minor steps are done at the actual site, such as connecting the building’s core elements and room modules. That accounts at most for 2 to 10 percent of the overall construction process. The result is “plug and play.”
Roland Sitzberger, the partner at Porsche Consulting responsible for the construction sector, emphasizes the importance of the modular product approach that enables individualization without forfeiting the advantages of series production. “At full capacity a module is completed approximately every 30 minutes,” he explains. What does that mean for overall construction time? “It is shortened by as much as 70 percent compared to conventional methods.” But that is not all. “The modular approach can reduce hotel or hospital construction costs by an average of 30 percent,” says Sitzberger, but makes clear that this depends on a number of factors, such as variance.