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How does modular and prefabricated manufacturing save me money?Savings we pass on to our clients are achieved in several ways: MetaLigna practices advanced, streamlined design and manufacturing using technology that allows for a high degree of automation; Our best practices for design, manufacture, and assembly boost the efficiency of skilled and general labourers; Products are manufactured in our controlled-environment facility, where workers can maintain productivity regardless of the weather and where quality control is on constant patrol; Our facility is well-organized and extremely safe for workers, allowing for continuous operation; MetaLigna also provides more accurately calculated costs upfront because of our best practices in design, advanced procurement methodology, established supply chain partners, the surety of our designs, and our extensive experience in manufacturing.
What Codes and Standards do you manufacture to?MetaLigna’s core material, our light gauge steel meets the requirements of: AISI – American Iron and Steel Institute ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials MetaLigna’s Kits of Convenience, ADUs, and Modular Homes meet the requirements of: CSA Standard A277 - Procedure for certification of prefabricated buildings, modules, and panels A third-party certification agency reviews designs and the product during manufacturing and, upon approval that the product meets all standard requirements, the third-party certification agency issues the CSA certification mark for each of our products. Achieving the requirements of the CSA A277 standard means that the product meets all applicable Codes, Standards, and Bylaws in the location of the product’s installation. For example, a home built for installation in Ottawa, Ontario, is built to the governing code, the OBC (Ontario Building Code), and all other applicable governing codes, such as the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. A home built of installation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is built to the governing code, the NBCC (National Building Code of Canada). As part of this certification, as well as our commitment to quality, all distribution systems, equipment, and appliances are installed and tested by qualified professionals prior to shipping. MetaLigna’s Manufactured Homes meet the requirements of: CSA Z240 MH Standards Series - Manufactured Homes This standard resembles a building code in itself. As with the CSA A277 standard, products are certified by a third-party agency as meeting or exceeding the requirements of this standard. If you’re interested in a CSA Z240 certified manufactured home, you should check with the municipal building official where the home will be installed to confirm if this standard is permitted by the municipality.
What advantages do modular and prefabricated manufacturing offer?Modular and prefabricated manufacturing (MPM) offers a lot of advantages over conventional construction methods. Most notably, MetaLigna’s established approach to MPM provides: supply chain surety, accelerated project schedules, schedule surety, product quality, and repeatability. Further, our repeatability approach extends far beyond building the same thing over and over—it is the repeatability of our refined operations that allows us to be the leaders in producing superior, diverse products in short order.
Is modular and prefabricated manufacturing environmentally friendly?Yes! Modular and prefabricated manufacturing (MPM) has several important environmental advantages over conventional construction. At MetaLigna, it all starts with our cold-rolled, light gauge steel. All of our steel recycled and comes from local sources. The design and manufacture process allows us to reduce waste by up to 20% over timber builds, eliminating cutoffs and providing notching and other, product-specific value-engineering applications to keep our products material-use and weight savvy. Products are also heavily vetted for performance during the design process, meaning we can make the best selections for all materials and equipment, items will be quality assured as durable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly prior to a design going to manufacturing. By manufacturing all our products in one location, where labour is readily available, we reduce the need for workers to make long-distance commutes and eliminate the need for workers’ transportation, temporary housing, and other temporary facilities onsite. MPM also minimizes the environmental impact of construction onsite by minimizing the number of deliveries to the site of a building’s installation, which reduces noise pollution, debris pollution, traffic disruptions, and road closures.
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