An increased focus on sustainability and the use of building information modeling (BIM) in the construction industry has resulted in a growing trend toward prefabrication and modularization in health care facility construction.

The recently-released SmartMarket Report on Prefabrication and Modularization by McGraw-Hill Construction estimated that prefabrication and modularization would be used by 45 per cent of building industry professionals this year for healthcare facility design. This figure is up from 37 per cent in 2011. The reason for the surge in growth…