Modular Construction Meets
Health Care Needs
The model for health care delivery has changed dramatically over the past 25 years or so, in part by the realization that many surgeries, treatments, and procedures can be better accommodated through the advanced technology now available in highly regulated ambulatory care centers. This can speed up the treatment and recovery process for patients, and alleviate pressure on hospitals. Patients may be treated faster and more efficiently when these choices are made available to them. These outpatient facilities are becoming more specialized as well, from general urgent care clinics to specialized surgery centers, from geriatrics to pediatrics.
Similarly, the model for health care facility construction is also changing dramatically. Off-site construction is becoming widely recognized as a faster, safer, more efficient and inherently greener way to build, and the resulting benefits to the health care market are countless.
Building off site doesn't just pertain to ambulatory care centers. Medical offices, imaging clinics, hospital wings, and even hospitals are being designed and constructed today with permanent modular construction (PMC) technology. This industry too, offers advanced building science technology and is highly regulated. Building off site allows the building construction to occur in a controlled environment, concurrently with the site development resulting in improved quality management, and a significantly reduced schedule. This means health care facilities are open as much as 50% sooner and patients are getting the specialized care they need in their community faster.