The modular method of construction – building something in large pieces that are then assembled either in a factory or at an off-site location – isn’t limited only to houses and other buildings. Lots of things are built modularly and often reap the same benefits of modular housing construction (efficiency chief among them).
A classic example of modular manufacturing can be seen in automobiles – a collection of large parts that can be swapped out in order to upgrade the vehicle without having to upgrade a lot of other parts to accommodate the change. The engine can be removed and replaced with a different one. The tires can be replaced easily. Interior options are easy to modify, too.
Modular construction can also be used to make swimming pools – built in sections, transported to a location and pieced together to make a backyard oasis in much less time than it would take to build a pool on-site. Like modular homes, customers even design their own pool (in any shape, to fit any location) and can have it delivered soon thereafter.
Is there anything the modular process can’t make better? We’re hard-pressed to think of something, but then again, we’re probably not the most objective source.