When you think of building something, you typically think of an on-site construction scene from start to finish. UK-based construction company Kier Group plc is changing the rules and achieving amazing results. Instead of starting from scratch on the build site, the company is using a modular construction. This type of constructing is proving to be far more efficient than older methods, and is leading to a decreased construction time.
Kier Group has reached a construction milestone on the development of the new Cambourne Village College. The completion of the installation of modular units means that the school will be completed on-schedule. The secondary school in Cambridgeshire, UK is the first project in this company’s history that is being built off-site. The new construction system is being utilised for the three two-storey curriculum wings of the school. This “Yorkon system” only needs 60 steel-framed modules – a significant reduction over the former method.
Kier has craned all of the steel modules in just 14 days. This new construction method also adds an element of sustainability to the project since it reduces the number of vehicle movements and the amount of work being done on site.
Each module is 18 metres long and installed with a concrete floor already poured and set in place.