Shaping the world of construction by reimagining modular - Part two

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 answer these questions and more, we invited Dave Cooper to visit ToVee, a modular offsite construction company we first interviewed back in 2020, in Seville, Ohio, USA. Dave follows a modular project through from concept to completion, to see how ToVee is reducing costs, compressing schedules, and improving quality by integrating different technologies.

In part two of our six-part series, Dave experiences the world of cold steel framing like never before, thanks to the integration of augmented reality (AR) at ToVee.


While 3D Digital Twins are impressive enough, combining BIM design with live mock-ups and AR takes everything to another level – something Dave discovered the moment he put on his Halo Lens.

“I’m Tony Stark. My kids are going to love this!”

With AR and live mock-ups stakeholders can physically stand within their project, then interact with all the ‘invisible’ design elements, like MEP placements.

“This actually brings everything to life not only for the stakeholder but for all the mechanical contractors – the plumbers, the electricians – because now they can do conflict resolution before it even happens in the field where it really costs money.

 “I think this is what’s going to change our industry in a big way.”

Physical mock-ups also allow clients to test connection details, wall manipulations, hold-off spacing for wall joints, window framing and much more, says Russ Wills, ToVee Director of Manufacturing.

“Anything that the developer wants we can build it all and let them put their hands on it and touch it.”

In part 3, Dave catches up with the design team to see how data is turned into steel components within Howick machines.


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April 2023   #Features