ANC Modular

Currently fabricating fully finished modular units that can be used for a variety of different applications, from affordable housing, student and elderly residences, emergency shelters, quarantine and isolation facilities and so much more. 

Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – in approximately half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.

Our construction phase is 70 – 90% completed inside a factory, which mitigates the risk of weather delays, scheduling and logistic overlaps. Buildings are occupied sooner, creating a faster return on investment. Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces site disruption, vehicular traffic, and improves overall safety, and security to the community.

Modular buildings can be disassembled and the modules relocated or refurbished for new use, reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of cost and energy expended to create a building to meet the new need.

When building in a factory, waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory and protecting building materials. Construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with the site and foundation work, or even before permits are granted, so projects can be completed 40% to 60% sooner than traditional construction, and because the manufacturing is done in a factory, work could be done 24 hours a day. 

The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents and related liabilities for workers. 

Modular housing is considered a manufactured product, which is not totally controlled by building departments and traditional building inspections. 

As manufactured buildings fall under the jurisdiction of CSA, they are able to be built ahead of municipal approvals, and are given a specific serial number that will be used at the municipal permitting stages. 

That being said, while the traditional wait time for Site Plan approvals, Building Permit Reviews, Variances and other time consuming municipal processes, we can be manufacturing the modular units in our facilities, getting ahead of the project schedule. 

As the saying goes, time is money, and when referring to Modular, time is savings.

Infill development and building in an urban setting can be very challenging, not just for the construction logistics, but also the neighbours and businesses in the surrounding community.  With modular housing, the logistics of erecting a building can be executed in 1/10th of the time. Imagine a 6 story building being erected off the foundation in two weeks, drywalled, painted and furnished. This would cut back on lane closures, deliveries and parking congestion which would usually disrupt an urban area for many months. 

Graph Produced by: BC Housing Manufactured Housing Association of BC Real Estate Institute of BC

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