Even the master builders of antiquity recognised the importance of structuring and proportioning buildings and invented the module as a rational, flexible planning element. In modern industrial construction, for the provision of new working and living spaces and many other purposes, modular room systems are available as an alternative to drywall constructions and offer interesting advantages.
Modules helped the Greek and Roman architects in the realisation of their largest structures – with the help of these construction or basic dimensions, temples and other complex systems could be planned, built and expanded according to a uniform system. Prefabricated components such as columns could be produced multiple times and thus more cost-effectively than unique elements, and their serial production far away from the construction site did not affect the construction work. These advantages also characterise the modular room systems of our day.
Those who opt for modular room systems first benefit from short construction times and quick readiness for use. Such systems are industrially made of concrete, wood, steel or other building materials, completely equipped on request, and need only be erected on site. In some designs, connecting to electricity, water, sewage or heating is all that´s required. Compared to solid or drywall construction, this means saving a huge amount of time and, since the production takes place in the manufacturer´s factory, the user is not burdened by these production steps. Simultaneously, an optimum quality of execution is ensured.
Another advantage: Modular room systems can be combined, expanded or reduced and exchanged in the same way as elements of a construction kit. An office or residential module can quickly become a complex administrative or residential building that can be quickly reduced, removed or moved. Depending on the type of room system, walls can be easily removed and rooms can be expanded by adding additional module elements. The application possibilities are almost unlimited and range from a machine housing to a school building (see also our article 9, the Can do (almost) anything)
The choice of the system determines the design options: structures of steel or aluminium profiles offer significantly more flexibility than containers, which have a fixed basic shape, and also allow the use of different materials such as wood or the installation of large glass surfaces. However, they can also be just as easily moved in a hall or outside or loaded as a unit and transported by truck.
Whether as containers or as a modular system with profiles and walls: modular room systems are likely to be convincing choices in many cases through their cost-effectiveness, especially in comparison to complex stationary buildings/extensions from conventional construction methods. Where rapid adaptations to changing usage or space conditions are required, mobile modular room systems also offer maximum flexibility. High quality standards in factory production and during the assembly guarantee sustainable usage and suitability over a long period of time.