Powerhouse Players: How Prefabrication is Powering Plug and Play

 

According to a recent report, 61% of construction companies expect to employ full prefabrication at least 10% of the time. That represents unprecedented growth in the industry.

“We’re seeing a lot more companies leaning toward going prefab[rication],” said Darren Heavner, Southern Regional Sales Manager for Trachte.

There are obvious advantages to utilizing the fully prefabricated model. Heavner compared the construction of prefabricated wall panels with a completely prefabricated building.

“Once you get the panels, you still have to assemble them,” he said. “Then you still have the trades come in to do their work, and you have the possibility of weather delays. You don’t have that with a fully prefabricated building.”

Heavner told host Daniel Litwin that Trachte saw record sales in 2019 and is on track for similar growth in 2020.

One of the big shifts in the industry right now is to the fully operational units. That means that customer will select and ship the equipment they want to use to a Trachte facility. These units are essentially plug-and-play units.

“Rather than installing their equipment in the field, we will install the equipment they want in that factory setting,” Heavner said. “We will also do all of the interconnection wire work in that same setting. All the customer has to do is to connect incoming and outgoing cables and they’re done.”

This takes a multi-month project and turns it into a project that can take just weeks, if not days, depending on the scope of the project.

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