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)

Eric Brinkman, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The residential construction industry in the United States has certainly stuck to the conventional methods of stick-built construction nationwide. What if there was a better way? This project seeks to educate future Construction Management students about a smarter, more efficient, and sustainable method of homebuilding: Modular Construction. Distinguishing the difference between prefabrication and modularization is a necessary standard. Prefabrication is defined as the process of manufacturing the essential structural components of a home at a factory off-site. The large scale structural components of a home are then transported to the jobsite for easy installation. In addition, Modular Construction is defined as the comprehensive method of residential construction that emphasizes the procurement, preconstruction and prefabrication of the crucial structural partitions that comprise a home. In essence, the means of prefabrication play an imperative role in the development of a modular home. The integration of Prefabrication and Modular Construction within the Cal Poly Construction Management curriculum should be of high importance as it is the future of the residential construction industry.

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