The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an uncertain period for many contractors. Some have been forced to shut down projects due to state or local mandates while others have seen their customers scuttle or postpone new projects. Even those construction companies that have not been immediately impacted are wondering what the future holds for their businesses.
So, it is natural for some construction leaders to start thinking about expanding into new lines of work, modular construction included. In fact, early on in the COVID-19 crisis, modular construction got a public relations boost when the world watched China build fully functioning hospitals in just days using prefabrication and modular technology.
“The COVID-19 crisis … could be a catalyst for wider industry awareness and adoption,” said Michelle Meisels, engineering and construction practice lead at consulting firm Deloitte.