Prefabrication is the practice of manufacturing building components and assemblies in a factory and transporting the product to the construction site for installation. Benefits of prefabrication include shorter project schedules, project cost savings, improved site safety, greater product quality and waste reduction.

Current trends make prefabrication more accessible and include: Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D printing, demand for green buildings and continuous pressure to shorten project schedules.

Many building components and assemblies can be prefabricated, including:

  • Entire structures
  • Rooms systems
  • Wall panels
  • Framing structures
  • Roofing systems
  • Staircases
  • Specialty components and systems