FAQs

What makes a project right for modular?

Modular is a perfect tool for projects that have high repetition and infrequent or zero customization. Optimal module or housing sizes depend on the delivery location and local road regulations.

How much can I save by using modular vs. traditional construction?

Currently, modular systems are more time-beneficial than hard cost beneficial, but every project is different. If schedule is a significant project driver, financially or otherwise, modular can make an enormous impact.

When should we approach Cassette?

Don’t be shy: hello@cassettesystems.com. The earlier the better – projects beyond early schematic design may be too late to benefit.

Some modular projects fail, and others succeed – what makes the difference?

Quite simply, for modular to succeed, everyone should be at the table early. Similar to producing a movie – which costs way more during production than pre-production – well produced modular projects include lots of team coordination, mock-ups, scenario exploration, and rehearsals before game-day.

Does Cassette connect the modules?

Cassette makes structural and waterproofing connections. Your MEPF subs, façade sub and roofers do the rest.

How do inspections work?

Volumetric modular is actually treated as a “product” for construction in most states. As such, any inspections that would typically happen on-site, but which are not visible to site inspectors, are inspected and given a Statewide certification at the factory. The only on-site inspections will be the structural and MEPF connections between modules, and other site-based work.

Can Cassette pre-install the façade?

Glazing and waterproofing will be pre-installed in the factory. Otherwise, our system is ready to receive a variety of façade systems, but to avoid damage in transit, we will not ship them pre-attached to the modules. We are in R&D on some innovative façade systems that can withstand the stress of transportation.

Questions not answered here?
Please don’t be shy. Reach out to us here and we’ll try to get back to you within one business day.

  • What makes a project right for modular?
    Modular is a perfect tool for projects that have high repetition and infrequent or zero customization. Optimal module or housing sizes depend on the delivery location and local road regulations.
  • How much can I save by using modular vs. traditional construction?
    Currently, modular systems are more time-beneficial than hard cost beneficial, but every project is different. If schedule is a significant project driver, financially or otherwise, modular can make an enormous impact.
  • When should we approach Cassette?
    Don’t be shy: hello@cassettesystems.com. The earlier the better – projects beyond early schematic design may be too late to benefit.
  • Some modular projects fail, and others succeed – what makes the difference?
    Quite simply, for modular to succeed, everyone should be at the table early. Similar to producing a movie – which costs way more during production than pre-production – well produced modular projects include lots of team coordination, mock-ups, scenario exploration, and rehearsals before game-day.
  • Does Cassette connect the modules?
    Cassette makes structural and waterproofing connections. Your MEPF subs, façade sub and roofers do the rest.
  • How do inspections work?
    Volumetric modular is actually treated as a “product” for construction in most states. As such, any inspections that would typically happen on-site, but which are not visible to site inspectors, are inspected and given a Statewide certification at the factory. The only on-site inspections will be the structural and MEPF connections between modules, and other site-based work.
  • Can Cassette pre-install the façade?
    Glazing and waterproofing will be pre-installed in the factory. Otherwise, our system is ready to receive a variety of façade systems, but to avoid damage in transit, we will not ship them pre-attached to the modules. We are in R&D on some innovative façade systems that can withstand the stress of transportation.

Questions not answered here?
Please don’t be shy. Reach out to us here and we’ll try to get back to you within one business day.