Volumetric and modular rooms are becoming widely used for buildings that have a repetitive nature. Common structures include:
The benefits of being able to manufacture the complete unit in the factory (including the bathrooms and fitting of furniture) are:
Successful volumetric units require two different sections. The walls and ceiling can be produced using Howick framing machines. There are several buildings build up to 11 floors using the FRAMA 5600 machines due to Howick’s end-bearing detail. The cassette floors can be produced using the FRAMA 6800 floor joist machine.
Once the building design has been completed and the individual modules specified, the framing components can be made on a just in time basis for site delivery.
A typical assembly process would consist of:
The building is then roofed and clad to the required specification. In some cases, the cladding can be fitted during the module assembly further reducing the on-site work.