Modular Coordination | Grid | Advantages

Modular Coordination | Grid | Advantages

Modular Coordination | Grid | Advantages

 Modular coordination is a concept to coordinate the dimensions and space for which the building components are placed. The basic unit of MC is the 1M module which is equal to 100mm. MC is internationally accepted by the International Organization Standard (ISO). The introduction of MC into construction facilitates the proper planning, construction design, and assembly of building components. The main objective of MC implementation is to improve productivity, more flexibility in design, and construction activities.

Modular Coordination Grid

Structural grid:

It is used to locate structural components such as beams and columns.

Planning grid:

It is used to locate the space for building components such as rooms.

Control the grid:

It is used to locate internal walls. The modular coordinate grid is used to locate building components and the grids can be available in horizontal and vertical planes. Grids are generated by measurement in modules.

Dimensional grid:

The coordinated modular grid network defines the space available to place the components. An important factor is that the component should always be smaller than the grid size to provide space for the joint space. The building length of the 11 ½-inch nominal length unit for grid size would be 12 inches because the units were designed to be laid with ½-inch joints.

In the modular coordination system, instead of the serious geometric one, a different system of preferred dimensions is used. For larger dimensions, it is represented in modules as 1M = 0.1m, for smaller dimensions sub-modular increments of 50 mm or 25 mm are used.

The modular coordination system provides,

Definition of coordination spaces for construction elements and components.

Rules for Maintaining Component Size During Manufacturing

Rules for selecting the component size and providing the required grid size in the construction.

The MC system enables standardization in the design of building components, encourages manufacturers and assemblers to enter the open market.

It is difficult to manufacture the component in SI units of tolerance mm. But it is easier for the manufacturer to make a modulus tolerance system.

Advantages of modular coordination:

Facilitate cooperation between the building designer, manufacturer, traders, and contractors.

Enhances design freedom and allows flexibility.

It encourages the ability to interchange the components.

Simplify the positioning and positioning of components.

Ensures dimensional coordination between the component with the rest of the building.

It is possible to obtain the maximum economy in the production of components.

Reduces the need for custom sizes.

Increase the number of component options due to interchangeability.

Improves the quality and productivity of construction.

Production waste and time required for component installation are reduced.

Help take responsibility for the construction of the building.