By factoring off site construction in your process, you can take full advantage of the time, cost, labor resourcing, safety, and quality control that prefabrication offers.
Tapping into offsite construction opportunities throughout your project can increase efficiency to help save resources, time, and money. Offsite construction helps your team move through the process early in your development cycle, so you can take full advantage of the benefits it has to offer.
Offsite construction creates efficiencies to help save resources, time, money. Start by looking for any opportunities for offsite application and condensing repeatable design elements at the planning phase. If your delivery schedule is tight, offsite can help you condense timeframes. Consider the complexity of the building site; panelizing portions of the project offsite can reduce unnecessary delivery trucks, materials, and workers at the site. The fixed parameters of the building require assessment to determine how offsite can be accommodated. When assessing the skilled labor availability, moving to offsite can also reduce labor resourcing difficulties. Add in the complete management of the weather from day one, and offsite is nearly irresistible for applicable assemblies.
Then look for opportunities to utilize building products that consolidate construction processes to gain even more time, labor, and cost advantages. This is where DensElement® Barrier System’s integrated sheathing and WRB-AB consolidation comes in.
DensElement Barrier System saves prefabricators time and labor by eliminating a step in the application process. By filling microscopic voids in the glass mat and gypsum core via AquaKor™ Technology, a hydrophobic, monolithic surface is created that blocks bulk water while retaining vapor permeability, eliminating the need for a separate WRB-AB. Seal penetrations and rough openings in the factory before heading back onsite, then finish the seams and the job is done. With so much less surface space to review for quality control, you’ll save even more time.
DensElement Barrier System is an efficiency multiplier, saving prefabricators time and labor by eliminating a step in the application process.
Offsite construction without DensElement® Barrier System:
Offsite construction with DensElement® Barrier System:
The confluence of the labor shortage, ability to bypass concerning onsite weather variables, increased worker safety, and advent of building materials like DensElement® Barrier System is driving prefabrication into the mainstream.
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians placed a sure bet on prefabrication and DensElement® Barrier System for their new Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.