The Scoop: Modular Construction

A trending topic of 2016 that’s rolling into 2017 is modular construction. Tocci has built several modular residential developments, including Park87 and Chelsea Place. This year, Tocci will begin construction on 32 Cambridge Street in Boston, MA. The newly constructed portion of the project will consist of 125 modular units. It will take assembling 128 modular boxes together to create these units. Across the U.S. cities like NYC are seeing a rise in modular buildings. In late 2016, at 32 stories tall, 461 Dean Street, NYC, became the world’s tallest modular building. But modular isn’t just for multi-family developments, single family homeowners are using modular pods to expand small dwellings to create more living space for their growing families. Want to know more about modular construction? Sign-up for our newsletter where we’ll further analyze this topic in our February issue.

32 Cambridge Street

32 Cambridge Street, Charlestown, MA

The Rand at Porter

The Rand at Porter, Cambridge, MA – image courtesy of Charlesgate Realty Group

185 Bowery

185 Bowery, New York, NY – image courtesy of the Rinaldi Group via The Real Deal


Canyon Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, WY – image courtesy of Guerdon Modular Buildings

461 Dean Street

461 Dean Street, New York, NY – image courtesy of Max Toughey vis

Park87 - Dusk

Park87, Cambridge, MA

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  1. This article really expresses how important modular construction is for construction companies when it comes to considering what building method to use. These images show a really impressive modular design, as well as the efficiency they provide. Modular construction is definitely becoming a more popular method of construction in the school and hospital industry.

  2. It is interesting that modular buildings are becoming more and more popular as the years pass. Like you said, there more buildings being built to house small families and individuals in cities like New York. I think that the modular home design is a good option for buildings because of how easy it would be to add on to it. For example, if a company doesn’t have a lot of money to start their building they could do a modular design to be able to add more onto it in the future.

    • Thank you for your comments! That’s a very good point and is worth exploring. There are a number of variables to consider with every addition to a building, so a modular building could be a good way to plan for future expansion.

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