College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Scott Kelting, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Modular construction has been a building technique since the 16th century and has since been refined into one of today’s leading construction approaches. Modular construction is the process of manufacturing buildings or structures off-site. Modular construction is split into panelized systems which are two-dimensional system or volumetric system which are three-dimensional. This paper will examine the largest volumetric modular project, The Logan at 51st, in the Bay Area which is set to be complete by the end of 2020. This paper will outline the current modular construction trend; the different types of modular construction; the process that led to the selection of modular construction; the project specifics; the benefits of building using steel modules; the challenges encountered on site; the challenges faced off-site; the lessons learned; and recommendations for future modular projects. The project encountered many unique challenges due to the geographic location, the political environment of the Bay Area, and the combination of site built and off-site components. Even though there were many shortcomings of the project it proved to be a successful project and provided a lot of insightful information that can be useful for modular projects in the future.