Rethinking Modular?

Prefab Construction Projects Proceed with Caution

The collapse of a prefabricated bridge in March in Miami, Florida, USA killed six people and made national headlines. It also reignited a discussion of whether modular makes sense in large-scale construction projects. But for many project managers, that failed project was an outlier—not the norm, says Tom Hardiman, executive director of the Modular Building Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
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