Shaping the world of construction by reimagining modular - Part five

Since creating this article and video series, MODLOGIQ has acquired the equipment, rehired the employees, and completed a new lease for the facility formerly occupied by ToVee. To visit their new website, click here or read the press release here.

With Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) pushing new boundaries, modular companies are reimagining the way we build.

But how exactly is modular reimagining the way we build, and why do those in the know consider it to be the future?

To find out how exactly we invited Dave Cooper to visit ToVee, a modular company we first interviewed back in 2020, and follow a project from concept to completion and see how ToVee are reducing costs, compressing schedules, and improving quality by integrating different technologies.

Dave & Russ take a closer look at the FRAMA™ 5600 

In part five of our six-part series, before heading to dispatch, Dave checks out ToVee’s smaller Howick machine, the FRAMA™ 5600 and learns from Russ how this machine cuts project costs.

Unlike the larger, multi-purpose FRAMA™ 7800, the FRAMA™ 5600 is a single profile machine, which ToVee has set up to run 3 5/8 inch studs with an inch and 3/4 legs. This longer leg length allows them to span 2 foot from the centre rather than 16 inches.  It can also run everything from non-load-bearing interior walls to structural trusses and 16 gauge structural load bearing walls for single story houses.

“We can get a little bit more out of the machine, reduce costs to our clients and to developers, and keep the machine running full time,” says Russ.

For the current 160,0002 ft job, Dave sees the obvious benefits. 

“You can imagine how much of a cost saving that is – going 24 inch on center versus 16 on center – because that's a whole lot of walls,” says Dave.

Coming up next

In part 6 – the final in our series ­– Dave follows the assembled panels to storage and shipping and discovers how the ToVee process saves time and reduces site disruption and safety risks.

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May 2023   #Features