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Considering your next construction project, and wondering whether Verto360 can help? Take a look at these commonly asked questions to learn more about prefabricated construction and all of its benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Verto360

What services does Verto360 offer?

Verto360 provides comprehensive services for your construction projects, encompassing every stage from initial concept to execution. This includes budget planning, innovative design, and efficient construction management. We collaborate with trusted consultants and contractors to ensure a seamless experience and are open to partnering with your preferred professionals as well. We also offer post-construction services, which extend to sustainability reporting, relocation assistance, and adaptive modifications to meet your evolving space requirements, all aimed at enhancing your long-term success.

What industries do you build for?

Verto360 specializes in a variety of sectors, successfully executing construction projects for:

  • Higher Education Institutions (universities and colleges)
  • Healthcare Facilities (acute care, clinical and office spaces)
  • Municipal and Government Buildings
  • Corporate Offices (including legal firms)
  • Retail Spaces
What are the benefits of working with Verto360?

The key benefit of partnering with Verto360 is our innovative and streamlined process. Traditional construction projects often involve delays, cost overruns, and site challenges. In contrast, Verto360 offers a cohesive and safe project journey from inception to completion by creating a digital twin of your space early in the process, thereby minimizing change orders and enhancing accuracy. Our advanced software allows you to virtually tour your space before construction, ensuring your project is completed on time and on budget, with precise measurements and smooth on-site installation.

What is your design software and how does it work?

We utilize ICE software, a revolutionary tool originally developed in the gaming industry. ICE enables you to virtually explore your space in 2D, 3D, and virtual reality before finalizing designs and starting construction. This transparency ensures your project stays on schedule and within budget, with clear visuals and expectations from the outset.

How fast can you design and build a space?

Our design and construction timeline is impressively efficient. We require approximately 4-5 weeks for manufacturing preparation. Once materials are ready, our solutions can be installed in roughly 50% of the time a traditional construction project would take. Factors influencing the project timeline include the project's size, exterior work, design process, permit acquisition, and budget approvals. Our project durations have ranged from a swift 8 weeks to more extended timelines, depending on these variables.

What exactly does “prefabricated” mean?

Prefabrication refers to an approach where components are pre-built and then transported to the construction site, enhancing efficiency, quality, timelines, and cost-effectiveness. Prefabrication often integrates multiple trades into a single solution, streamlining the construction process. This umbrella term is used interchangeably with various construction approaches and terms, including prebuilt, modular, manufactured, and demountable solutions.

What is prefabricated construction?

Prefabricated construction essentially refers to a process where certain elements or structures are pre-built off site and then transported to the construction site for installation. Prefabricated components could include entire structures, like homes or modular buildings, or smaller subsystems like HVACs or bathrooms, for example. The materials used can be similar to those used in on-site construction, or they can be alternative selections. One advantage of this approach is that it combines multiple trades or aspects of construction into one solution. The main goal of prefabricated construction is to enhance efficiency, quality, timelines and cost-effectiveness.

Technology continues to advance, and so do prefabrication methods. These ongoing innovations are revolutionizing the construction industry and fundamentally changing the way individuals and corporations are tackling these projects.

Is prefabricated construction flexible?

Flexibility is a fundamental characteristic of prefabricated construction. While it provides certain design and construction parameters, it offers substantial flexibility in design, manufacturing, installation, sustainability, and adaptability. This approach also allows you to reconfigure your space as your needs evolve.

What does “demoutable” mean and is it a good thing?

Demountable simply means a component of your space that’s designed to be taken down, moved or reconfigured as needed. While many clients initially don't anticipate the need for this kind of flexibility, approximately 60-90% find themselves reconfiguring their spaces eventually.

Is prefabricated construction considered sustainable?

Prefabricated construction is inherently sustainable. This approach ensures fixed pricing, supply integrity, minimal waste, reusable elements, and superior fit and finish, unlike many traditional construction methods. We provide a sustainability statement for each project, detailing environmental benefits like reduced drywall use, off-gassing prevention, recycling efforts, and amount of bio-based materials used.  

Are there tax advantages to prefabricate construction?

Yes. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) classifies prefabricated construction as a class 8 asset, depreciating at 20% per year, allowing for full write-off within 5 years. In contrast, conventional construction materials are classed as class 1 assets, depreciating at 4% per year over 25 years. Actual savings vary based on the project and the corporation's marginal tax rate. We recommend you consult with a tax professional or accountant for tailored financial advice.

How does prefabricated construction reduce health and safety risks?

Prefabricated construction significantly reduces health and safety risks associated with traditional construction. It minimizes exposure to silica dust, off-gassing from on-site paint, and infection risks through non-porous, washable surfaces that meet healthcare standards. Additionally, it reduces noise pollution and enhances workspace acoustics, while CSA-approved electric components ensure safety against electrical hazards.

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