Modular Construction: The Wave of the Future

Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. In broad terms, modular construction involves producing standardized components of a structure in an off-site factory, then assembling them on-site. Terms such as “off-site construction,” “prefabrication” and “modular construction” are interchangeable. These terms cover a range of different approaches and systems, from single elements that are clipped together using standard connections and interfaces to 3-D volumetric units with full fixtures.Modular construction is not a new concept and has been popularized in Europe and Asia, but has been slow to find a market in the US — though this trend has started to gain momentum and is experiencing a new wave of attention and investment — there are several factors suggesting it may be here to stay. The maturing of digital tools has radically changed the modular-construction proposition, by facilitating the design of modules and optimizing delivery logistics. Consumer perceptions of prefab housing are beginning to change, particularly as new, more varied material choices improve the visual appeal of prefab buildings. If it takes hold, it could give the industry a huge productivity boost, help solve the housing crises in many markets and significantly reshape the way we build.How can your next project benefit from modular construction? Let’s chat! Contact us today to learn more about modular construction solutions.

Jaime Partners Expands to Los Angeles and Baja Regions

San Diego, CA – Jaime Partners of California, a regional full-service construction firm providing construction management, cost management, design-build, general contracting, off-site construction, planning and consulting, preconstruction, and program and project management, has expanded its presence by opening up offices in Los Angeles and Baja California. This growth strategy strengthens Jaime Partners presence and extends the reach of operations across all of Southern California and the Baja California region of Mexico. This also leads to the expansion of its capabilities and area of service.Jaime Partners added the Los Angeles and Baja locations to handle client needs in the area and has since experienced steady growth in the market. “We’re excited to be in these new regions,” said Alfredo Jaime, founder of Jaime Partners. “These moves represent a significant milestone for Jaime Partners and will afford us the capacity to continue to hire top talent and keep pace with the needs of our clients.”Joining the Jaime Partners of Mexico team are trusted, local construction professionals: Sergio Castro as engineer project manager; Cathya Gutierrez as project manager; and Francisco Zamora as project coordinator. Jaime Partners has earned numerous honors and awards demonstrating growth and leadership in the construction industry. In 2016, Alfredo was named Entrepreneur of the Year by San Diego Magazine and the company was listed among the Fastest Growing Private Companies from 2015-2017 by the San Diego Business Journal."We're proud of the success we've had in San Diego, and we look forward to managing our continued growth in these robust markets from our new offices,” Alfredo noted.About Jaime PartnersWith an outstanding reputation, Jaime Partners of California understands the particular challenges associated with delivering complex projects and offering unparalleled expertise to achieve our clients’ visions. Our team of experts work in partnership with owners, design teams and trade professionals on every aspect of our projects – from site evaluation to pre-construction through construction to closeout all while implementing optimal plans for safe, efficient and flawless execution.With over two decades of experience, Jaime has managed construction of commercial, government, hospitality, residential and retail projects throughout Southern California. Today, the Jaime tradition is one that is even stronger as we continue to build amazing spaces that define our communities.