Permanent Modular Construction (PMC)

What is permanent modular construction?

Permanent Modular Construction (PMC) is an alternative, innovative, sustainable construction delivery method utilizing offsite, lean manufacturing techniques to prefabricate single or multi-story whole building solutions.  This offsite method takes the construction process away from the exposed site location to a controlled plant environment where it is fabricated with care, control and less environmental impact.  PMC modules can be integrated into site-built projects or stand alone as a turn-key solution and can be delivered with MEP, fixtures and interior finishes in less time — with less waste, and higher quality control compared to projects utilizing only site-built construction. 

PMC can offer any level of customization and complexity from a single-story office suite to a multi-story office complex; from a quick service restaurant to a medical imaging center.

Select benefits of PMC

  • Off-site construction is safer
  • Design flexibility
  • Take occupancy sooner
  • Better QA/QC than on-site construction
  • Less environmental impact
  • Reduced on-site activity

“Manufacturing building components off-site provides for more controlled conditions and allows for improved quality and precision in the fabrication of the component.” – National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Research Council