How COVID-19 Is a Catalyst for a Shift to Modular Construction


The year 2020 will go down in the history books mainly because of the global COVID-19 pandemic that spread all over the world and greatly affected life negatively. In addition to affecting human health and even causing deaths, many businesses and jobs have been lost amid lockdowns, travel bans, and other strict regulations to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Indeed, many factories, manufacturing plants, schools, and other institutions had to close their doors beginning in March when the disease struck with full force for the first time in most places. The following months made things worse, but governments started to develop policies and discover methods to reduce the transmission of coronavirus while opening the economy at the same time.

Some of the new regulations require institutions to have extra space to enable social distancing as things start to get back to normal. This move has really promoted the use of modular and temporary structures as the best and most affordable building options.

Temporary Health Facilities

Even before people could think of the best strategy to get back to more typical operations, the surge of patients in hospitals and the need to separate isolation centers led to a high demand for modular and temporary structures for these centers.

According to experts in the creation of temporary structures, demand for modular options increased because health centers required a quick solution to deal with the surging number of COVID-19 patients. They really needed structures that could be erected in a few days and be ready to accommodate patients.

Temporary Classrooms

Today, the biggest topic is the resumption of education programs after flattening the coronavirus curve. The experts at Smart-Space have been leaders in the provision of temporary learning structures in the UK. Many schools are now selecting modular temporary structures to meet the government guidelines. They are required to have more classrooms so that children can sit at least 1.5 meters apart.

In addition to classrooms, there is also the need to have more facilities such as one-way corridors, more washrooms, expanded offices, and additional dining areas. Modular structures can take care of all these in an excellent way.