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Modular Construction Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 220 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4515000
UP TO OFF until Sep 30th 2023

Quick Summary:

In the rapidly evolving construction industry, harnessing data-driven insights is more crucial than ever. Our comprehensive market research report on the global modular construction market provides indispensable insights to guide your strategic decisions and propel your business growth.

This report offers an in-depth analysis into the expanding modular construction market, from its driving factors to potential hindrances. It reveals the increasing demand for this approach in the construction industries of Asia-Pacific, indicating potential for significant expansion in the region. Furthermore, it investigates the constraints posed by the high cost of logistics, providing a balanced view of market potential.

The report also covers emerging trends and opportunities, including the advent of innovative materials and technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), and the market-leading Asia-Pacific region. Key highlights include the rising demand in the Industrial/Institutional sector, government efforts towards sustainable construction, and the introduction of modern methods of construction (MMC). Thus, this report is invaluable to any executive looking to optimise their position within the modular construction market.

The global modular construction market is estimated to reach over USD 42,800 million by the end of this year and is projected to register a CAGR of over 8.5% during the forecasted period.

The sporadic outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the first half of 2021 drastically curtailed the construction sector due to imposed government bans and restrictions, thereby limiting the growth of the modular construction market. However, the sector has been recovering well since restrictions were lifted. An increase in house sales, new project launches, and increasing demand for new offices and commercial spaces have been leading the market recovery over the last two years.

Key Highlights

  • Rising demand from construction industries in countries of Asia-Pacific and the time and cost-effectiveness of modular construction work with lower defects and reworks needed are expected to drive the market's growth.
  • On the flip side, the high cost of logistics involved in modular construction is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • The construction industry has been exploring innovative materials and technologies that can provide more high-quality housing using less construction time. The implementation of building information modeling (BIM) and potential savings in cost due to the adoption of modular construction will likely provide new growth opportunities for the market.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world, with the largest consumption from countries, such as Japan, China, and South Korea.

Modular Construction Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Industrial/Institutional Sector

  • The industrial/institutional sector is the largest segment in the modular construction market. Institutional buildings are constructed using the modular construction process in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC) or a version of a code modeled after the IBC and state regulations.
  • The increasing demand for modular construction in Asia-Pacific is moving much of the construction process from the building site into factories. 'While countries like China, Japan, Singapore, and Australia are increasingly adopting modular buildings to meet labor and housing shortages, increase in industrialization, rising urbanized population, rising demand for eco-friendly and sustainable construction and government support.​'
  • Government initiatives to reduce waste and promote green construction and building techniques are driving the demand for modular construction. For example, Singapore has mandated elements of prefabricated, pre-finished, and volumetric construction (PPVC) for all the projects on the government’s land. This is backed by subsidies for companies that participate with the aim of increasing and standardizing modern methods of construction (MMC) in the country, thereby increasing the demand for off-site construction.​​
  • According to EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, Europe's industrial sector is back on track in research and development investments with an increase of 8.9% in 2021 compared to the -2.2 % pandemic-related dip in 2020.
  • Globally, the private sector R&D investment in industrial construction grew strongly beyond pre-pandemic levels by 14.8% in 2021 (compared to 2020).
  • According to the American Institute of Architects, in the United States, spending in education space, which declined by an estimated -6.6% in 2021, is expected to rise by 2.7% in 2022. Spending in health facilities rose by an estimated 1.2% in 2021, and it is expected to rise by 2.4% in 2022.
  • According to the European Investment Bank Group, the bank provided EUR 99 million (~USD 105.48 million) loan to Hemsö Fastighets AB to create more energy-efficient social infrastructure in Sweden and Finland. Nine buildings for social services will be built, including nursing homes, a medical facility, preschools, and school services.
  • China's modular construction market has undergone a steady increase from USD 893 billion in 2018 to USD 1,117 billion in 2021. According to the prediction, China is one of the major markets for modular buildings.
  • Therefore, the above factors are expected to have a significant impact on the market in the coming years.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region stands to be the largest and fastest-growing market for the construction industry. Factors, such as expansion in the residential and commercial construction sector, will drive market growth in the region.
  • Further, rising investments in infrastructural construction projects in the private and public sectors in developing countries, such as India and China, have proliferated the growth of the Asia-Pacific modular construction market.
  • The rising household income levels, combined with the population migrating from rural to urban areas, are expected to continue to drive the demand in the residential construction sector in the region. The increased focus on affordable housing by both the public and private sectors is driving the growth in the residential construction sector.​
  • Non-residential infrastructure is expected to grow considerably. The aging population in the country is creating a demand for the construction of healthcare facilities and new hospitals. The structural changes in the Chinese economy over the past few years, with the service sector taking a larger share of the total GDP, are giving rise to the construction of huge commercial and office spaces.
  • China has the largest construction market in the world, encompassing 20% of all construction investments globally. China is expected to spend nearly USD 13 trillion on buildings by 2030, creating a positive market outlook for the modular construction market.
  • India plans to spend USD 1.4 trillion on infrastructure through the ‘National Infrastructure Pipeline’ in the next five years, as reported in 2022. In FY21, infrastructure activities accounted for a 13% share of the total FDI inflows of USD 81.72 billion.
  • According to Singapore's Central Bank, the country is planning on investing over USD 2.7 billion in infrastructure and housing projects. The government announced that the public sector will be issuing up to SGD 35 billion (~USD25.3 billion) of green bonds to finance sustainable infrastructure projects by 2030.
  • Thus, the factors mentioned above are expected to boost the demand for the modular construction market in the region in the coming years.

Modular Construction Market Competitor Analysis

The modular construction market is highly fragmented, with no player holding a significant share to influence the market. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Skanska, Bouygues Construction, WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp., ATCO Ltd, and SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Construction Industries in Asia-Pacific Countries
4.1.2 Time and Cost-effective Method of Construction
4.1.3 Lower Defects and Rework
4.1.4 Dynamics of labor demand
4.1.5 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Cost of Logistics
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Production Process
4.6 Regulatory Policy Analysis
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)
5.1 Construction
5.1.1 Permanent Modular
5.1.2 Relocatable Modular
5.2 Material
5.2.1 Steel
5.2.2 Concrete
5.2.3 Wood
5.2.4 Plastic
5.3 End-user Industry
5.3.1 Commercial
5.3.2 Industrial/Institutional
5.3.3 Residential
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Benelux Countries Rest of Europe
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Colaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 ACS Group
6.4.2 ATCO Ltd
6.4.3 Balfour Beatty
6.4.4 Bechtel Corporation
6.4.5 Bouygues Construction
6.4.6 Fluor Corporation
6.4.7 Guerdon, LLC
6.4.8 JL Construction
6.4.9 Julius Berger Nigeria PLC
6.4.10 Kiewit Corporation
6.4.11 Laing O’Rourke
6.4.12 Larsen & Toubro Limited
6.4.14 Palomar Modular Buildings
6.4.15 Red Sea Housing Services
6.4.17 Skanska
6.4.18 System House R & C Co. Ltd
6.4.19 Taisei Corporation
6.4.20 WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp
7.1 Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM)
7.2 Potential Savings in Cost Due to the Adoption of Modular Construction

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ACS Group
  • ATCO Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Guerdon, LLC
  • JL Construction
  • Julius Berger Nigeria PLC
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited
  • Palomar Modular Buildings
  • Red Sea Housing Services
  • Skanska
  • System House R & C Co. Ltd
  • Taisei Corporation
  • WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp