Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions2023-08-17T02:50:34+00:00
What is modular construction?2023-07-29T17:47:00+00:00

Modular construction, also known as prefabricated or off-site construction, involves building various components or modules of a structure in a factory setting before transporting them to a construction site for assembly.

Why do developers prefer modular construction over traditional methods?2023-07-29T18:39:43+00:00

Developers favor modular construction for several reasons, including it’s speed of construction, cost-efficiency, consistency, and quality control, reduced on-site disruptions, design flexibility, and it’s ability to overcome location challenges.

How does modular construction save time during the building process?2023-07-29T17:51:19+00:00

Modular construction allows simultaneous progress on-site and in the factory, reducing the overall construction timeline compared to traditional on-site construction. This is achieved by pre-building modules off-site, which are then quickly assembled on-site.

Is modular construction more cost-effective than traditional construction?2023-07-29T17:52:22+00:00

Yes, modular construction can be cost-effective due to economies of scale in the factory setting, reduced labor costs, and optimized material usage, resulting in potential savings on financing expenses.

How does modular construction ensure better quality control?2023-07-29T17:53:26+00:00

Modules undergo rigorous inspections in the factory, ensuring that each component meets high-quality standards. The controlled environment reduces the risk of construction errors, defects, and delays.

Can modular construction be used for custom designs and unique architecture?2023-07-29T17:55:43+00:00

Absolutely! Modular construction is not limited in design or architecture. It allows for design flexibility and customization enabling developers to create architecturally unique buildings. Standard modular construction is generally intended for 1-8 storeys. ANC offers a patented system without limitations on height. Click here for more information on our modular high-rise solution.

Does modular construction have environmental benefits?2023-07-29T18:39:53+00:00

Yes, modular construction often leads to less waste and reduced energy consumption during the building process. Additionally, many modular construction materials are recyclable, contributing to sustainable building practices.

Is modular construction suitable for projects in challenging locations or remote areas?2023-07-29T18:51:05+00:00

Yes, modular construction can be an ideal solution for projects located in remote or challenging geographic areas. It enables developers to overcome logistical obstacles and construct in areas with limited access to skilled labor and materials.

How does modular construction affect return on investment for developers ?2023-07-29T18:51:51+00:00

A well-executed modular project has shorter construction timelines, allowing developers to start earning returns on their investment sooner. This can be particularly advantageous in high-demand real estate markets.

Are there any limitations to modular construction?2023-07-29T17:58:50+00:00

The main considerations in modular construction are transportation and logistics, crane coordination and erection sequencing. These challenges can often be addressed with proper, planning and coordination.

What is an RVIA RV ?2023-07-29T17:59:32+00:00

An RV is a vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or seasonal use that either has its own motor power or is mounted on, or towed by, another vehicle. The basic entities are travel trailers, fifth wheel travel trailers, folding camping trailers, truck campers and motorhomes.

What is a RVIA park model RV?2023-07-29T18:03:31+00:00

A Park Model RV is a single living unit that is primarily designed and completed on a single chassis, mounted on wheels, to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or seasonal use, and is certified by the manufacturer as complying with all applicable requirements of ANSI A119.5. Park Model RVs have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the setup mode, or width greater than 8.5 feet in transport mode.

What type of modular homes do you create?2023-07-29T18:04:54+00:00

We produce 3D-volumetric steel frame modular units with fully finished interiors complete with mechanical, plumbing, and electrical. Everything is assembled offsite. While modularity is most suited for projects with a high-degree of repeatability, this does not mean all products look the same, instead, a variety of standardized modules can be placed together differently to produce a customized end result.

What services do you offer as a 3PL provider?2023-07-31T18:29:07+00:00

As a 3PL provider, we offer a comprehensive range of logistic services, including freight forwarding, cross-docking, warehousing and distribution, transportation management, inventory management, order fulfilment, customs brokerage and outdoor storage. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Do you specialize in any specific industries or types of products?2023-07-31T18:30:28+00:00

Yes, we have expertise in serving various industries, including bulk dry storage warehousing, inventory management, distribution services, and heavy-machinery storage. We understand the unique logistic requirements, and challenges, enabling us to offer customized solutions to our customers.

Can you handle both domestic and international logistics?2023-07-31T18:30:59+00:00

Absolutely, we have the capability to manage both domestic and international logistics. Whether you require transportation and distribution within a single country or across multiple borders.

How do you ensure the security and safety of my goods during transportation and storage?2023-07-31T18:31:46+00:00

The security and safety of your goods are of the utmost importance to us. We implement stringent security measures, including 24/7 surveillance and climate-control monitoring in our facilities. We follow industry best practices to ensure proper handling, and storage of your goods.

How do you handle inventory management and ensure accuracy?2023-08-03T02:26:33+00:00

We employ a robust inventory management system and practices to ensure accuracy through real time tracking of inventory levels, and inventory control, using Camelot 3PL WMS software systems.

What does ANC specialize in?2023-08-03T22:48:52+00:00

ANC is a modular design build, fabricator, manufacturer, and licensor of patented modular technology designed to accelerate high-rise modular construction productivity globally.

What is them modular high-rise solution offered by ANC?2023-08-03T22:48:48+00:00

The Modular High-Rise Solution is an innovative patented technology that utilizes 3D Volumetric Steel Modules as permanent formwork, streamlining the creation of concrete superstructures. It eliminates the need for traditional formwork removal, leading to accelerated construction timelines and enhanced efficiency.

What are the key benefits of the modular high-rise solution?2023-08-03T22:48:35+00:00

The solution offers unparalleled time savings, enhanced efficiency, cost optimization, and scalability. It minimizes on-site work hazards, eliminates uncertainties of cost overruns and delays, and provides a resilient alternative in regions prone to natural disasters.

What sustainability practices does ANC follow?2023-08-03T22:45:18+00:00

ANC follows forward-thinking sustainability practices, including waste management, reduced carbon emissions, renewable energy use, and water and wastewater strategies. The aim is to protect the environment and enhance the well-being of the communities they we serve.

What services does ANC provide to clients?2023-08-03T22:45:34+00:00

ANC offers comprehensive licensing & coordination services for our patented formwork-free modular high-rise solution. This includes licensing, design assist, consulting, enhanced collaboration, front-loaded decision making, and customization to meet project -specific requirements.

How does ANC’s formwork-free approach enhance high-rise construction?2023-08-03T22:46:00+00:00

By utilizing 3D-volumetric steel modules as permanent formwork, ANC’s approach eliminates the need for traditional formwork removal, leading to increased construction speed, precision, and flexibility. It also minimizes on-site work hazards and uncertainties.

Who can benefit from ANC’s services?2023-08-03T22:46:21+00:00

Architects and developers seeking to adopt modular efficiency and speed in the high-rise landscape can benefit from ANC’s High-Rise Solution. We offer design assisted licensing to all modular fabricators looking to build higher with a single use system.

Where can I find more information about ANC’s services and technology?2023-08-03T22:48:06+00:00

For more information, download ANC’s brochure or get in touch with a team expert to explore Modular High-Rise Solutions for your upcoming projects.

Why ANC?2023-08-04T14:42:22+00:00

At ANC, we offer modular building solutions for all your modular building needs. In addition to offering developers, architects, and engineers solutions for low to mid-rise projects, we also offer a flexible, resilient high-rise solution for all concrete super structures. For more information on how we can help you with your future project, please contact info@anci.ca.

What are the benefits and limitations of modular construction compared to traditional construction methods?2023-08-04T14:43:37+00:00

Benefits: Time efficiency, cost savings, quality control, enhanced safety, sustainability, flexibility and reduced disruption are some of the many benefits of modular construction.

Limitations: Design restrictions due to standardized modules, transportation logistics and potential limitations for customization in design complexity.

How does the timeline for modular construction compare to traditional construction?2023-08-04T14:44:02+00:00

Parallel processes equate to shorter timelines in modular construction when compared to traditional construction methods. Manufacturing begins in tandem with the site work and permitting which can significantly shorten the timelines.

How does the cost of modular construction compare to traditional construction? What factors should be considered when evaluating cost effectiveness.2023-08-04T14:44:23+00:00

Modular construction can offer cost savings due to reduced labour requirements, predictable and construction schedules, and economies of scale. Factors affecting the cost are generally project specific requirements, location, modular customization and transportation costs.

 

How does modular construction impact sustainability and environmental considerations compare to traditional construction.2023-08-04T14:44:49+00:00

Modular construction promotes sustainability through resource efficiency, reduced waste, controlled factory processes and in the careful selection of procured materials. We use 98% recycled steel and low carbon concretes to help minimize our footprint.

How does the modular construction methods consider site-specific conditions and environmental factors that can impact the robustness of the structure?2023-08-04T14:45:15+00:00

Our modular construction methods account for site specific conditions and environmental factors during the early planning and engineering phase. Factors such as soil conditions, wind loads, seismic activity and exposure to extreme weather are considered. The modules are engineered to meet the specific requirements of the site, ensuring robustness and structural integrity with flexible lateral systems and shear wall customization and reinforcements

What is the main differential in your modular high-rise solution versus your standard modular construction method?2023-08-04T14:47:49+00:00

The main feature of our patented high-rise solution is its inherent scalability, and prefabricated-steel units create formwork for a concrete superstructure. Traditional modular construction in mid-rise developments is generally 12-20 floors with the tallest buildings in the world peaking at 44 storeys. Our high-rise solution can accommodate almost any scale of project due to its steel structural members and monolithic concrete envelope. Economies of scale are the most advantageous when building a high-rise building with more than 40 floors.

What are the similarities between your modular high-rise solution and your standard modular construction method?2023-08-04T14:48:13+00:00

Both systems utilize our steel 3D-volumetric fully finished modulars complete with mechanical, plumbing and engineering offsite and undergo the same vigorous quality control measures in our manufacturing facility.

Can I subcontract ANC for the fabrication of modular components?2023-08-04T14:48:52+00:00

We leverage our expertise and production capabilities in house by specializing in manufacturing components such as elevator shafts, stairwells, and 3D-volumetric frames through contract manufacturing.

What quality control measures are in place during the manufacturing and assembly of modular components?2023-08-04T14:49:20+00:00

Our in-house manufacturing facility has a vigorous workflow program in place with inspections and testing to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulation. We are a CSA-277 certified manufacturing facility. Additionally, we are RVIA certified for trailers

I am in the UK and would like to use your High-Rise solution for an upcoming project, do you license your patent?2023-08-04T14:50:22+00:00

Yes, we license our patent and offer comprehensive licensing services for our proprietary modular design system. We provide clients with access to advanced tools and resources, ensuring the utilization of cutting-edge modular design and coordination technologies.

 

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