Modular construction, also known as modular building, is a process of creating prefabricated buildings by off-site production of individual building sections, called modules, which are transported to the construction site for assembly. This method of construction is based on a manufacturing process that is similar to the production of cars or other factory-made products. The modules are constructed with high quality materials and finishes, allowing for a wide range of architectural designs and styles. Modular construction is known for being more efficient, sustainable and cost-effective than traditional on-site construction methods. It has many applications including residential housing, commercial buildings, healthcare facilities and educational institutions.