When you flip your pancakes, how often do the two sides look exactly the same? Do you think about your pancakes being a creative endeavor, or a production line assembly to feed the masses? If you lean more toward the latter, you might enjoy learning about modular / offsite / industrialized construction.
Think about the last hotel room you stayed in. For some, that’s probably been awhile. In a modular hotel, all of the guestrooms were built in an offsite factory while the rest of the hotel was being built, resulting in a much short construction schedule, higher quality, a quieter experience (think double walls and floors), and with a lower environmental impact during construction. And if you weren’t aware, you probably couldn’t tell it was built in this manner. Just like the other side of your pancake, the hotel has a lot of great aesthetics, materials and surfaces. The Hilton Palacio del Rio, built in 1968 for the World’s Fair in San Antonio, is a great example of creativity and offsite construction combined to efify the traveler.
So you ask, what do pancakes and the modular solution have to do with each other? Really not very much, but I sure hope it got your attention and you learned a little more about why we should all embrace the benefits that DfMA and offsite construction provide. Warren Buffet recently has.
Let’s get cooking,