Modular Construction: Why You Need A Full-Service, Experienced Rigging Company

What is Modular Construction?

Modular construction involves prefabricating components of a structure in an off-site, controlled environment, then transporting, assembling, and installing the modules on the job site. Modular construction uses the same materials and adheres to the same codes and standards as conventional on-site construction methods but can be a more cost effective and efficient approach to completing a project. Modular construction is not a new concept, but increasingly is being utilized in the mission critical data center, semiconductor, healthcare, and other industries where rising demand has made speed to market crucial for end users.

Mission Critical Data Center Modular Construction

As an example, modular construction within the mission-critical data center industry streamlines the installation process of electrical infrastructure. Prefabricated electrical houses (PEHs) and electrical skids for data centers are modular solutions that provide pre-engineered and pre-assembled electrical infrastructure. The modules are designed to house and distribute electrical equipment such as switchgear, transformers, UPS systems, and power distribution units. A reliable and uninterrupted power supply is crucial to running a data center, and prefabricated electrical houses and electrical skids are a way to improve the reliability of a data center’s power supply.

Benefits of a Full-Service Rigging Provider for Modular Construction

While modular construction can create efficiencies, offsite prefabrication increases the number of times mission critical equipment will be handled prior to installation. An experienced full-service rigging provider mitigates this risk by providing key services in the modular construction lifecycle:

  1. Equipment Receipt & Storage: Completed modules often need to be stored in a secured, temperature-controlled environment until the jobsite is prepared for delivery. The right rigging partner will provide the resources, capacity, and experience to safely receive, unload, and store modules in a secure environment.
  2. Transportation & Delivery: Companies utilizing modular construction can minimize administrative complexities by engaging the same provider that stores the modules to ultimately load, transport, and deliver the equipment to the jobsite. Utilizing a single rigging provider for these services further mitigates risk as the care, custody, and control of the equipment remains with a single party throughout the project lifecycle.
  3. Rigging, Setting, & Assembly: Sensitive, mission critical equipment requires precision and attention to detail once it is ready to be rigged and set in place. Partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable rigging company with experience handling prefabricated modules ensures peace of mind and mitigates the risk of costly scheduling delays.

Combining modular construction methods with a full-service rigging provider generates advantages in terms of efficiency, speed, and scalability. As a leading provider of rigging, machinery moving, millwrighting, mechanical installation, industrial storage, crating, and export packing services across the nation, MEI Rigging & Crating has extensive experience in modular construction. Our 18 operating locations offer secure storage, transportation and rigging services, and deep experience supporting customers across mission critical end markets with prefabrication work. From assembly to storage to transportation to rigging, MEI Rigging & Crating is the ideal partner for supporting your modular construction needs.

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