Why Light Gauge Steel - Waste

Up to 70% Waste Reduction

Reduce waste by up to 70% through offsite modular construction and light gauge steel roll-forming technology from Howick

Offsite modular construction is an affordable and efficient alternative to traditional construction. It is proving to be the most sustainable construction option, already keeping tons of waste out of landfills all over the world.

Modular units are manufactured and assembled in a controlled environment, significantly reducing material waste. Once the units are up to 90% complete offsite, they are delivered to the building site. Reducing the work performed onsite significantly limits construction waste that may be generated on the project site where it is often difficult to gather, retain, protect and re-purpose building materials.

Studies1 have shown that volumetric offsite construction can reduce waste by 70% or higher. Excess steel from one project can be re-purposed or recycled instead of being discarded at the end of a project, as they may be on a conventional construction site. In fact, up to 85% of steel is recyclable.

 

1 Waste Reduction Potential of Offsite Volumetric Construction

 

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