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South America Prefabricated Building Market Outlook, 2029

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  • March 2024
  • Bonafide Research
  • ID: 5952200
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The growth of prefabricated buildings is a growing trend in the construction business, and South America, a region known for its dynamic culture, varied landscapes, and rich history, is no exception. With so many benefits in terms of economy, sustainability, and productivity, this creative construction method is changing the architectural scene in the area. Prefabricated structures have seen a boom in demand in South America in recent years from a variety of industries, including commercial, industrial, and residential. Numerous issues, such as the need for inexpensive housing alternatives, population growth, and the tendency toward fast urbanization, can be addressed.

When it comes to projects that need to be finished quickly, prefabricated buildings are especially appealing because they may be constructed more quickly than traditional methods. One of the key advantages of prefabricated buildings is their cost-effectiveness. By streamlining the construction process and minimizing material waste, prefabrication can significantly reduce overall project costs. This makes prefabricated buildings an attractive option for developers and investors looking to maximize their return on investment. Prefabricated buildings also frequently have a lower environmental impact than conventional building techniques. Better resource management and waste reduction are made possible by the controlled production environment, which lowers carbon emissions and leaves a smaller ecological impact. Prefabricated buildings are particularly tempting because of their sustainability, especially in a location like South America where environmental conservation is becoming more and more vital. The South American market is expanding due in part to technological developments and improvements in prefabrication methods. For instance, modular building offers more personalization and flexibility, allowing architects and developers to create distinctive and imaginative structures. Furthermore, increased productivity and quality control brought about by the incorporation of automation and robotics into the manufacturing process have led to the delivery of higher-quality buildings in less time.

According to the research report 'South America Prefabricated Building Market Outlook, 2029,' the South America Prefabricated Building market is anticipated to add more than USD 6 Billion from 2024 to 2029. A large percentage of the population in South America is moving from rural to urban regions at a rapid rate. Because of the increased demand for housing and infrastructure brought on by this urban growth, prefabrication and other efficient construction techniques are becoming more and more necessary to meet the needs of the expanding population. Because of the existence of tectonic plate borders, some locations in South America are vulnerable to earthquake activity.

Particularly prone to earthquakes are nations like Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. Prefabricated buildings provide a workable way to create sturdy structures in seismically active places since they are constructed and intended to withstand seismic forces. The architectural legacy of South America, which consists of modern urban projects, colonial buildings, and indigenous structures, reflects the continent's vast cultural diversity. Prefabricated structures provide a flexible and adaptive approach to construction, allowing architects to blend contemporary design with traditional architectural elements to create culturally sensitive and visually striking structures.

The countries of South America are dedicated to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, which encompass objectives of affordable housing, sustainable cities, and climate action. By decreasing construction waste, consuming less energy, and fostering social fairness by providing access to cheaper housing options, prefabricated buildings help achieve these objectives. Together with enormous lowland plains like the Amazon Basin, South America is home to some of the highest mountains outside of Asia, notably the Andes range. Prefabricated building methods need to be flexible enough to accommodate different terrains and altitudes in order to be used for the construction of towns and infrastructure in a variety of geographical locations. Natural resources abound in South America, including minerals, wood, and clean energy sources like hydroelectricity. Local suppliers of prefabricated building components can foster economic development while reducing the environmental footprint associated with transportation and resource extraction.

Major Drivers

Rapid urbanization and population growth: South America is rapidly becoming more urbanized as a large proportion of the population moves from rural to urban regions in quest of better job opportunities and higher living standards. The construction industry is under pressure to provide solutions that are both inexpensive and sustainable because of the increase in demand for housing and infrastructure brought about by this flood of people living in cities. As a timely solution to this problem, prefabricated buildings offer scalable, affordable, and time-efficient construction solutions that can meet the demands of cities with rapidly expanding populations. Through the use of prefabrication technology, policymakers and developers can reduce housing shortages, accelerate the completion of housing projects, and establish lively, inclusive urban settings that foster ongoing social and economic development.

Environmental sustainability and green building practices: Governments, corporations, and consumers in South America are placing an increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability as the continent struggles with the effects of resource depletion and climate change. When compared to conventional construction methods, prefabricated structures have a number of environmental benefits, such as lower carbon emissions, less wasteful use of materials, and increased energy efficiency. Prefabrication optimizes resource efficiency and energy consumption while reducing construction waste and pollution by producing building components in regulated factory conditions. In order to further improve their environmental performance, prefabricated structures can also include green building technologies, including sustainable materials, passive design techniques, and renewable energy systems.

Major Challenges

Limited awareness and perception: One of the most significant market challenges is a lack of understanding and misconceptions about prefabricated buildings in South America. Many potential clients, including developers, architects, and end-users, may still believe that prefabricated structures are inferior in terms of quality or design flexibility to traditional construction methods. Educating stakeholders on the advantages, durability, and customization choices of prefabricated buildings is critical for overcoming myths and fostering market growth.

Based on material segment market includes steel, concrete and cement, woods and other materials. Wood material type is expected to grow to rapid pace in South America prefabricated building market. Based on application segment market is divided into residential, commercial and industrial. Residential application is projected to grow at rapid pace in South America prefabricated building market.

South America is home to huge forests and ample wood resources, making timber a widely available and affordable building material. Brazil, Chile, and Argentina have large forested areas, which provide an abundance of high-quality timber for use in prefabricated construction. In South America, there is an increasing emphasis on sustainability and environmental conservation, which drives demand for eco-friendly building materials such as wood. Timber is a renewable resource that can be obtained sustainably, making it a popular choice among ecologically aware developers and homeowners.

Furthermore, wood-based prefabricated buildings have lower carbon footprints than structures made of steel or concrete, which increases their appeal in the region. Wood is a versatile material that allows for flexibility in design and construction, making it ideal for prefabricated building applications. Timber can be easily fabricated into various modular components off-site, allowing for efficient assembly and customization according to project specifications. South America is rapidly urbanizing, with a sizable section of the population moving from rural to urban areas in quest of greater economic possibilities and higher living standards.

This demographic transition is pushing up demand for housing, especially in metropolitan areas where land is scarce and housing affordability is a concern. Prefabricated structures are a possible answer to meeting this housing need since they provide cost-effective and efficient construction choices that can be deployed quickly to suit rising metropolitan populations. Many South American countries are experiencing housing shortages, worsened by rapid population growth and insufficient investment in housing infrastructure. Prefabricated houses give a chance to close this gap by providing a scalable and cost-effective housing alternative. Using standardized designs, mass production techniques, and off-site manufacturing processes, prefabricated housing can be constructed rapidly and cost-effectively to meet the needs of underserved communities.

Based on report market includes three major countries including Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Among them Brazil is expected to lead the South America prefabricated building market.

Brazil has the largest economy in South America, which provides a strong market for a variety of businesses, including construction and real estate. The country's economic size and growth prospects encourage investment and innovation in construction technologies like prefabrication. Brazil has a high demand for inexpensive housing alternatives, particularly in metropolitan regions undergoing population growth and urbanization. Prefabricated houses provide a cost-effective and time-efficient solution to this housing need, resulting in their widespread adoption in the Brazilian market.

The Brazilian government has expressed an interest in promoting sustainable construction standards and tackling housing shortages through initiatives such as the 'Minha Casa, Minha Vida' (My House, My Life) program. Prefabricated buildings connect well with these goals since they can be produced rapidly and cost-effectively, satisfying the needs of different income levels. Collaboration among local construction companies, multinational prefab technology providers, and research institutions promotes innovation and knowledge exchange in Brazil's building industry.

This collaboration speeds the development and implementation of prefabricated building solutions that are adapted to the country's market needs and regulatory restrictions. Brazil's openness to international commerce and collaboration in the construction sector enables access to modern prefabrication technology, design experience, and best practices from global companies. Partnerships with foreign prefab firms, as well as information exchange programs, help to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of Brazil's prefabricated construction market.

Recent Developments

Considered in this report

  • Historic year: 2018
  • Base year: 2023
  • Estimated year: 2024
  • Forecast year: 2029

Aspects covered in this report

  • Prefabricated Building market Outlook with its value and forecast along with its segments
  • Various drivers and challenges
  • On-going trends and developments
  • Top profiled companies
  • Strategic recommendation

By Materials

  • Steel
  • Concrete & Cement
  • Wood
  • Other Materials

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

The approach of the report:

This report consists of a combined approach of primary and secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list the companies that are present in it. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and government-generated reports and databases.

After gathering the data from secondary sources, primary research was conducted by conducting telephone interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this; we have started making primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting them in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us, we can start verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience

This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations, and organizations related to the Prefabricated Building industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing and presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Secondary Research
2.2. Primary Data Collection
2.3. Market Formation & Validation
2.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
3. Market Structure
3.1. Market Considerate
3.2. Assumptions
3.3. Limitations
3.4. Abbreviations
3.5. Sources
3.6. Definitions
4. Economic /Demographic Snapshot
5. Global Prefabricated Building Market Outlook
5.1. Market Size By Value
5.2. Market Share By Region
5.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Material
5.4. Market Size and Forecast, By Application
6. South America Prefabricated Building Market Outlook
6.1. Market Size By Value
6.2. Market Share By Country
6.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Material
6.4. Market Size and Forecast, By Application
7. Market Dynamics
7.1. Market Drivers & Opportunities
7.2. Market Restraints & Challenges
7.3. Market Trends
7.4. COVID-19 Effect
7.5. Supply chain Analysis
7.6. Policy & Regulatory Framework
7.7. Industry Experts Views
7.8. Brazil Prefabricated Building Market Outlook
7.8.1. Market Size By Value
7.8.2. Market Size and Forecast By Material
7.8.3. Market Size and Forecast By Application
7.9. Argentina Prefabricated Building Market Outlook
7.9.1. Market Size By Value
7.9.2. Market Size and Forecast By Material
7.9.3. Market Size and Forecast By Application
7.10. Columbia Prefabricated Building Market Outlook
7.10.1. Market Size By Value
7.10.2. Market Size and Forecast By Material
7.10.3. Market Size and Forecast By Application
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1. Competitive Dashboard
8.2. Business Strategies Adopted by Key Players
8.3. Key Players Market Positioning Matrix
8.4. Porter's Five Forces
8.5. Company Profile
8.5.1. Bouygues Construction Company Snapshot Company Overview Financial Highlights Geographic Insights Business Segment & Performance Product Portfolio Key Executives Strategic Moves & Developments
8.5.2. ATCO Ltd.
8.5.3. Skyline Champion Corporation
8.5.4. Butler Manufacturing
8.5.5. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
9. Strategic Recommendations
10. Annexure
10.1. FAQ`s
10.2. Notes
10.3. Related Reports
11. Disclaimer
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global Prefabricated Building Market Size (USD Billion) By Region, 2023 & 2029
Figure 2: Market attractiveness Index, By Region 2029
Figure 3: Market attractiveness Index, By Segment 2029
Figure 4: Global Prefabricated Building Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 5: Global Prefabricated Building Market Share By Region (2023)
Figure 6: South America Prefabricated Building Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 7: South America Prefabricated Building Market Share By Country (2023)
Figure 8: Brazil Prefabricated Building Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 9: Argentina Prefabricated Building Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 10: Columbia Prefabricated Building Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 11: Competitive Dashboard of top 5 players, 2023
Figure 12: Porter's Five Forces of Global Prefabricated Building Market
List of Tables
Table 1: Global Prefabricated Building Market Snapshot, By Segmentation (2023 & 2029) (in USD Billion)
Table 2: Top 10 Counties Economic Snapshot 2022
Table 3: Economic Snapshot of Other Prominent Countries 2022
Table 4: Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars
Table 5: Global Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast, By Material (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 6: Global Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast, By Application (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 7: South America Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast, By Material (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 8: South America Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast, By Application (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 9: Influencing Factors for Prefabricated Building Market, 2023
Table 10: Brazil Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast By Material (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 11: Brazil Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast By Application (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 12: Argentina Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast By Material (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 13: Argentina Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast By Application (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 14: Colombia Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast By Material (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 15: Colombia Prefabricated Building Market Size and Forecast By Application (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)