Because each room is constructed independently, there is a space between the walls of adjacent units typically filled with insulation materials. The buildings are surprisingly quiet from a guests’ perspective. Combined with ever-changing technologies and energy efficiencies, the hotel business and other areas of construction suitable for modular methods will grow the operations of modular manufacturing companies (see Skender, or Katerra). Office buildings, schools, apartment and condominium high rises, dormitories, hospitals, and retirement or long-term care facilities will all look to modular manufacturing for future construction.
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