In his “Concise Guide to Prefabrication” Frank highlights how the method differs from conventional building processes. He explains that parts of a whole are built off-site and transported to the final destination, as opposed to having individual materials shipped to the site where the structure is built from the ground up.
Having worked on several major projects in the New England area including the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Centre, the area’s largest social services development project, and the Emerson College Colonial Building Dormitory, Frank Averill is intimately familiar with the benefits of prefabrication for simple and complex electrical systems alike. In the article, Averill discusses not only what prefabrication entails for electricians, but also its history and benefits. Completing the majority of the work in a controlled environment away from the hustle and bustle of a construction site expedites the time required onsite, improves the quality, is more efficient, and is an overall safer option for electrical installations. Eliminating environmental factors such as the dangers of a construction site as well as weather elements, which is particularly important when it comes to equipping a building with electrical systems, also provides electricians with immense benefits.