COVID-19 has created a litany of challenges for many industries, especially construction. Challenges with social distancing and worksite safety, coupled with ever-present workforce shortages, delays, and cost increases have contractors and developers looking for efficient and affordable options. The result is a robust interest in prefabrication, or off-site building.
As one of the top healthcare engineering firms on the east coast, RMF Engineering has designed nearly one million square feet of new healthcare facilities utilizing prefabrication for construction in recent years. Thus, there have been many lessons learned throughout the design and construction processes. In this article, RMF’s Jose Torres, PE and Kirstie Nugent, PE discuss design considerations that should be taken into account in order to ensure a successful prefabrication project.
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