BECC Modular will use the help from the federal government to adopt more efficient steel frame manufacturing capabilities. PHOTO courtesy BECC Modular.
The federal government has announced a $2.5-million investment in BECC Modular, a Hamilton, Ont.-based manufacturing company providing turn-key modular homes for affordable housing projects and commercial properties.
The investment, made through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, will help BECC adopt more efficient steel frame manufacturing capabilities for modular home construction. As a result, the company is expected to produce up to 2,200 modular structures per year for single and multi-story buildings across Canada and abroad. In addition, this project will create 35 new, skilled jobs in the Hamilton region.
According to the UK group WRAP, a 90% reduction in waste can be achieved through the use of modular construction. Waste minimized materials include wood pallets, shrink wrap, cardboard, plasterboard, timber, concrete, bricks and cement.