FAQs

FAQs

How is Rize Modular different?

At rize modular we believe in building differently! We believe in providing an end-to-end solution for all of our clients and we believe in building healthier, stronger, faster, and smarter.  Every build has technology infused inside and out giving owners and occupants the best user experience possible.

What is volumetric modular construction?

Rize relies on Volumetric Modular Construction, meaning, we manufacture and build your project in our state of the art factory in an assembly line process.  This allows us to build 90% to 95% of you projects inside our facility, including finishing, flooring, countertops, fixtures, right down to the appliances and sometimes even furniture if you are one of our hospitality customers. All of the components of your project are prefabricated in various stations in our factory and then assembled into big Lego-like boxes, which allows us to complete 90% to 95% of your project in our factory.

How does volumetric modular construction compared to stick built?

Building with Rize is better and faster than building an onsite, stick-built project.

Building modularly is faster than any site build project producing a better end product.

Rize can build and deploy your product at least 25% faster than a stick built project, on average we complete the project 50% faster or in half the time!  A realistic time frame for a Rize, from start to finish, is six to nine months. Double (even triple!) that number for an onsite build.

Building modularly removes the red tape ingrained in traditional building; 90% of onsite inspections become unnecessary.

Building modularly yields better quality control.  We bring one team under one roof to work together, instead of the fragmented nature of various trades miscommunicating with each other onsite.

Building modularly ensures a climate controlled area, eliminating mold contamination that occurs onsite and eliminating time delays, often caused by weather, that forestall the building process.

Building modularly is more efficient.  We can achieve almost zero waste.

Why build in a factory?

Regardless of wind, rain, snow, sweltering heat and other elemental factors that forestall the building process of stick-built projects, Rize structures are built on schedule in an indoor, climate-controlled area.

Creating your build in such an environment also guarantees precision and efficiency. It’s more efficient to assemble a building in a controlled factory environment than onsite.  Plus, a factory environment ensures a consistent work force and a fixed price point.

Factory precision in the modular process has been a standard practice in Europe and Scandinavia for decades.  Rize Modular is extending this modern tradition to include smart technology that is optimized for your lifestyle now and wired for the future.

Is building modularly cheaper?

Yes, and here’s why.  Manufacturing costs for Rize are dependent on finishes that are specified on your project. This cost is for modules ready to be shipped from our factory including electrical, plumbing, mechanical and all of the finishing (even appliances).

In comparison, building a stick-built project on site may be more, less, or equal to building a Rize depending on geographic location, individual markets, and quality of materials used. Yet, the standard manufacturing costs for a Rize remain the same.

Rize provides a fixed price contract for our factory build. When we quote a price we stick to it guaranteed; that is not a guarantee that you’ll encounter when building a stick-built project onsite where you the developer is responsible for all the cost overruns.

Building a project on site, to the same level of quality and spec as a Rize, would be nearly impossible and more costly.

We’d like to highlight the added value that comes with you getting to revenue sooner or moving into the project sooner. With a six to nine month average estimate from planning to completion, saved time is a finite asset.  If you are able to get to revenue or occupancy in half the time it takes to stick build your cost savings are in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars on or average projects. We take great pride in being able to provide this to our clients.

We’d also like to stress that the extra value in Rize is in our quality.  Our standard product offering (at a base level) far exceeds that of industry standards.

Are there other costs involved?

Yes. Other costs incurred include “soft costs” and “site costs.”

Soft costs vary by project:

  • Feasibility study
  • Site survey
  • Geo-technical soils analysis
  • Architectural design
  • Structural engineering
  • Permit coordination
  • Utility connection fees
  • Permit and impact fees

City fees associated with obtaining a building permit can vary greatly depending on jurisdiction and are determined during the feasibility process.

Dvele is happy to help you with this process and can do this for you or with you.

Site Costs: (Typically 30% to 60% percent of the modular costs) Site prep work, including:

  • Excavation
  • Utilities
  • Foundation
  • Shipping the modules to the site from the factory
  • Installation of the structure on the site
  • All on-site finish work, including structurally integrating the modules and cosmetic reinforcement
  • Utility connections
  • Additional site-built components such as decks, exterior stairs, etc.

Site work costs vary based on a variety of factors, including the condition of your land, topography and soil, total number of modules, and complexity of the project.

If I already have land what reports do I need to have done?

You will need a boundary and topographic surveys as well as a geo-technical (soils) report.

What if I have my own architect can I still build with Rize?

Absolutely! We are a full service company that can assist with as much as you need or as little as you want. One of the key factors in this process is having your architect design the structure for modular build. If your architect isn’t familiar with modular design or building we can still assist and convert their plans into modular design.

Do Rize projects appraise for less than a stick built project?

No. A Rize project is absolutely no different than a stick built project, It will appreciate in value in exactly the same way; a Rize build may even appraise for higher than a stick-built structure due to the quality of construction, design, superior materials used and durability over time.

Can I finance my Rize build?

Yes! You can finance a Rize project just like other projects.  Most banks and other lenders today look at modular construction as a positive, de-risking the overall scope of the project.

Do I need to find my own local contractor or subs?

No. We found all the great people to do the work just the way we like it. This is one less worry for you.

The Rize end-to-end streamlined process allows us to be a one stop shop and the single point of communication and payment. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Are Rize structures suitable for cold weather?

Building a Rize structure is ideal for weather conditions that would forestall an onsite build. 90% – 95% of the build is completed in our factory and not impacted by the outside elements.  This helps with snow, rain, heat and any other inclement weather that slows down a stick built job site.

Rize builds are well insulated and ideal for a spectrum of climates, including colder weather.

The thermal boundary (plus our passive design) allows Rize to use substantially less energy than a standard structure. The thermal boundary and the airbarier also increase occupant comfort by creating consistent temperatures throughout the structure.

Are Rize builds sustainable?

Yes. Rize uses building materials with transparent ingredient lists, not just for the health of the inhabitants, but for the overall health of the environment.  We save 50% to 70% of waste in materials by building in our factory.

And unlike traditional builders who are building to today’s building codes, Rize structures meet the standards of future building codes.

Rize structures are designed to LEED and or Passive House design standards. Our building envelope allows Rize structures to use 50%-60% less energy than a standard build. Even projects that use renewable energy benefit from a design that inherently uses less.

Because of this conservation mindset we also integrate sustainable products throughout the structure to benefit you today and tomorrow.

Are Rize projects smarter?

Yes. Each Rize project comes standard with many aspects of smart technology and these systems are designed from the ground up to be interoperable from the start.

Rize builds have AI (artificial intelligence) as the brain and backbone of the technology platform, and have Sonos, Nest, eero, Lutron and many others, embedded in them for seamless automation, information and control.

Your Rize build also monitors your indoor air quality, senses for moisture, and tracks temperature changes inside the exterior walls.  And our hospitality builds even have sensors that automatically shut of overflowing sinks and bathtubs to prevent any catastrophic flooding or water damage in the room or rooms below.

Almost anything you can think of can be pre-programmed or controlled by your voice, text or app: Lighting, temperature, sound, and so on.   And every structure we build gets smarter as it is used, allowing for the owner or operator to reduce costs on power and water.

Should I buy a Rize?

We sure think so!  In this time of labor shortage and housing/building crisis’, more developers are looking towards alternative solutions. Rize builds a better structure, much faster, and to higher standards – and we’ve made the building process easier for you.

Tell us your vision, and let’s start building together!

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