Government reports have proven that modular construction is just as, and in some cases, more durable than traditional construction. In hurricane Andrew, it was observed that the module-to-module combination of modular units provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional framing. And the longevity of modular construction matches that of traditional construction.
From the MBI (Modular Building Institute) — The MBI’s formal position:
‘Our position is that the building is constructed to the same codes and of the same materials, and therefore, if operated and maintained similarly, it will have an equivalent life cycle to traditionally constructed buildings.
A Relocatable Building (RB) is a partially or completely assembled building that complies with applicable codes or state regulations and is constructed in a building manufacturing facility using a modular construction process. Relocatable buildings are designed to be reused or repurposed multiple times and transported to different building sites. They are utilized for schools, construction site offices, medical clinics, sales centers, and in any application where a relocatable building can meet a temporary space need. These buildings offer fast delivery, ease of relocation, low-cost reconfiguration, accelerated depreciation schedules and enormous flexibility. Relocatable buildings are not permanently affixed to real estate but are installed in accordance with manufacturer’s installation guidelines and local code requirements. These buildings are essential in cases where speed, temporary space, and the ability to relocate are necessary.’
-From the MBI website