2012 October | Modular Rising

Modular risingModular buildings have proven to be structurally superior to their stick-built counterparts. Modular structures can survive some of the most inclement weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, tropical storms, etc. Here is an excerpt from the FEMA Building Performance Report based on observations during and after Hurricane Andrew.


Wood-Frame Modular Buildings

Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of the units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing. This was evident in both the transverse and longitudinal directions of the modular buildings.

…Connection of units provides inherent reinforcement to overall construction with doubled members.

…Short span of rafters contributes to increased overall structural stiffness.

…Structural integrity of individual units (necessary to resist lifting and transportation forces) ensures sound components for systems of connected units.


Contact us to learn more about building a structurally sound home to last for generations. For coastal and waterfront locations, Modular Rising also builds custom, elevated homes on stilts.