Business Innovation and Growth Strategy Project
5 FOPS identified in Construction Industry
Submitted By: Group 5 (IGNITE)
FOP - MODULAR HOUSE
A modular home is one that is built indoors in a factory-like setting. The finished products
are covered and transported to their new locations where they will be assembled by a builder.
A modular home is not a mobile home; it is simply a home that is built off-site as opposed to
Using a crane, the modules are set onto the building's foundation and joined together to make
a single building. The modules can be placed side-by-side, end-to-end, or stacked, allowing a
wide variety of configurations and styles in the building layout.
Modular homes do not have axles or a frame, meaning that they are typically transported to
their site by means of flat-bed trucks.
Modular buildings may be used for long-term, temporary or permanent facilities, such as
construction camps, schools and classrooms, civilian and military housing, and industrial
facilities. Also can be used for houses, for quick building.
Modular components are typically constructed indoors on assembly lines. Independent
building inspectors are on site to supervise the construction and ensure that the company
adheres to all building codes during assembly. Modules construction may take as little as ten
days but more often one to three months. Completed modules are transported to the building
site and assembled by a crane. Placement of the modules may take from several hours to
several days. Once assembled, modular buildings are essentially indistinguishable from
typical site-built structures.
The entire process of modular construction must place great importance on the design stage.
This is where practices such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) are used to