Our exclusive Modularize™ design methodology gives you advantages you don’t get anywhere else in the modular construction industry.

So many projects squander opportunities to improve the project delivery schedule, reduce costs, or eliminate waste. Our approach is a collaborative process that brings together Project Owners, Architects, Offsite Factory Engineers, and the Factory.

With Modularize™, your project is hyper-optimized for offsite modular construction.

When you decide your next project will be completed with modular construction, you have fundamentally changed the way the project must be designed.

Off-Site modular construction consolidates many of the key design processes up front making it expensive to change course later. You want to know you have picked the partner with the right design process and the right collaborative team so you will extract the maximum benefit from your decision.

Modularize™ Enables You To:

  • Craft the most efficient design solutions
  • Maximize the construction benefits of off-site modular construction
  • Build strong partnerships with factories and contractors
  • Focus on the final cost, not the initial cost in each stage
  • Support reuse of designs
  • Avoid the design pitfalls common with adapted design methods

The Seven Principles of Modularize™

Our approach is a collaborative process that brings together project owners, architects, offsite factory engineers, and the factory. The Modularize™ design methodology requires the design team to follow a deliberate process that produces a project design that is hyper-optimized for offsite construction.

Design For MANUFACTURING

Design For Transport

Design For Assembly

Design For Productivity

Design For Aesthetic

Design For Comfort

Design For Resilience

“Deciding to try modular construction after the architect has designed the project for onsite construction has doomed its success before it even started.”Ken Semler, Founder & President

How do we apply Modularize™ to your design project?

Design for Manufacture

Develop plans that reduce or eliminate waste and inefficiency in the manufacturing process.

  • Use modular construction, panelized construction, and component construction maximizing offsite manufacture
  • Design components for ease of onsite assembly
  • Design/use offsite components and products for minimum onsite adjustment
  • Use Revit and BIM to aid in design and factory construction modeling

Design for Transport

Delivery to job site reducing carriers and maximizing usage of shipping regulations

  • Understanding transportation regulations to minimize shipping cost to the jobsite.
  • Taking shipping regulations into account when breaking down a plan into modules for maximizing transportation efficiencies.

Design for Assembly

Maximize use of hybrid offsite construction in project design to ensure “insert tab A in slot B” ease of assembly onsite.

  • Increase speed of installation by
    • decreasing crane picks
    • reducing detached panels and components
  • Maximize set efficiency by
    • decreasing disposable packaging
    • reducing the number of modules for a plan
    • building in pick locations and pre-installing rigging where possible
Productivity

Design for Productivity

Reduced onsite completion time and effort minimizing dependence on scarce resources of trades and other skilled construction labor/carpenters.

  • Thoughtfully create interior design to maximize factory completion thereby reducing onsite completion.
  • Increase the use of finishes and materials that promote simplified finishing onsite.
  • Deliver all materials that can’t be installed so they are onsite with modules.
  • Create exterior designs the reduce dependency on additional loose components and minimize onsite finishing.
  • Maximize completion of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC assemblies and use couplers and other techniques to make completion part of the assembly process.
Productivity

Design for AESTHETIC

Design within the discipline of modular construction, Design Creatively, Design within the system

  • Hide structural walls
  • Move away from “boxy” exterior elevations
  • Create tall ceilings and large open spaces
Productivity

Design for Comfort

Design plans that are energy efficient, easy to live in, and comfortable.

  • Specify factory completion to seal, join, and align wall, floor, and roof assemblies for superior to ensure a continuous thermal envelope.
  • Reduce drafts and promote comfort with better designed mechanical systems that promote improved indoor air quality.
Productivity

Design for Resilience

Design to ensure occupants are protected and safe, even during natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and fire events.

  • The creation of a continuous load path makes each module more rigid for transport and delivery, also making each module more resilient on the foundation. 
  • Create buildings that will maintain livable conditions in the face of adverse environmental events.

Are we the right fit for you?


Our Modularize™ design approach can improve project delivery for…

  • Custom Single-family Homes
  • Single-Family Developments
  • Multifamily Developers
  • Build to Rent Developers
  • Infill developers
  • Spec Builders
  • Multifamily Projects such as apartment/condo buildings

We have the knowledge skills, and experience to deliver the best for your off-site modular construction project.

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