KHS&S, an industry leader in producing exterior finished wall panels, façades, interior framed walls, specialties and themed construction, continues to pioneer prefabrication and off-site construction solutions, is now providing Prefabricated Bathrooms Units (PBUs), Prefabricated Kitchen Units (PKUs) and prefabricated façades as Spek.
Industries geared toward volumetric prefabrication include healthcare, student housing, multifamily residential, education and hospitality, where projects require more than 100 repeatable PBUs or PKUs are sized for trucking transport. For exterior prefabricated façades, feasibility is based on the number of building stories, finishes and integration of scope possibilities.
Optimal locations are metropolitan areas or remote areas. Busy city centers have limited laydown areas for on-site work, while rural areas may have difficulties securing materials, machinery and a skilled workforce. Off-site construction solutions eliminate these problematic areas that raise cost and increase timelines.
Design-assist services coupled with digital fabrication is at the core of off-site construction. Digital fabrication, the process where manufacturing is driven by technology, uses exact computer-generated measurements. This service allows clients to visualize their final Spek solution in an accurate 3D model prior to production. Once the drawings have been modeled and approved, output files are submitted to the Spek Fabrication Facility to construct.
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the Spek Fabrication Facility has the space and technology for mass production. More than 27 union associates work at the facility prefabricating all components of PBUs, PKUs and prefabricated façades, including framing, drywall, tile, finishes and key MEP point of connection elements.