Modular Construction can be defined as the process of constructing prefabricated buildings or houses by using the same designs and materials to the same standards as used in building of a conventional facility.

Market Dynamics:

The Modular Construction market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period, owing to an increase in government initiatives for promoting green buildings and also reducing waste generated during construction activities. For instance, in 2016, the State Council of China had released a circular which stated that around 30% of the buildings would be utilizing prefabricated construction. Also, as per the announcement of Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science & Technology, in 2019, Australia would spend US$ 2 million for establishing a collaborative lab which would help the manufacturers design innovative and eco-friendly prefabricated buildings. However, the growth of this market is expected to be hampered by the volatility in the transportation charges which are required to be borne for transportation of modular construction units. This can also create an unpredictable business environment.

Market Outlook:

On the basis of product type, the permanent modular construction segment is expected to hold a dominant position in the global modular construction market. The permanent modular construction utilizes offsite lean manufacturing techniques for prefabricating the buildings in a deliverable module section. These modules are either integrated into the site built projects or are stand-alone constructions which are provided as turn-key solutions. These are usually delivered with interior finishes or fixtures in lesser time, waste, and high quality control compared to on-site production.

On the basis of region, the market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific region is expected to showcase the highest market growth over the forecast period. Construction activities in Asia Pacific have been increasing as a result of growing demand from the residential and commercial sectors. Also, governments of various developing and developed nations are taking efforts to promote eco-friendly housing properties. For instance, the Singapore government has made use of prefabricated construction mandatory in housing projects undertaken on government land.

Key players:

Key players operating in the global modular construction market include Laing O’rourke, Red Sea Housing, Atco, Bouygues Construction, Vinci, Skanska AB, Algeco Scotsman, Kleusberg GmbH & Co. Kg, Kef Katerra, Lendlease Corporation, and Cimc Modular Building Systems Holding among others.

Market Taxonomy:

On the basis of type, the global modular construction market is segmented into:

  • Permanent Modular
  • Relocatable Modular

On the basis of material, the global modular construction market is segmented into:

  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Steel
  • Precast Concrete
  • Others

On the basis of module, the global modular construction market is segmented into:

  • Four-Sided Modules
  • Open-Sided Modules
  • Partially Open-Sided Modules
  • Mixed Modules and Floor Cassettes
  • Others

On the basis of end-use industry, the global modular construction market is segmented into:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Others

On the basis of region, the global modular construction market is segmented into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Middle East
    • Africa
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