Welcome to CompactHabit®

We build innovation


CompactHabit was created with a view to solve some of the problems existing in the construction sector. After years of research and development, CompactHabit has opted for the offsite and industrialized construction of volumetric modules that are fully finished and equipped in the factory: the innovative “eMii®” system (Edificación Modular Integral Industrializada or Offsite Integral Modular Building).

Compared with the traditional system, this procedure developed by CompactHabit® is innovative in 4 fundamental aspects:

  • Process innovation
  • Product innovation
  • Technology innovation
  • Business model innovation

These innovations allow us to overcome the weaknesses of the traditional system by:

  • Rationalizing the construction process.
  • Increasing the level of construction quality.
  • Avoiding frequent deviations in costs and timeframes.
  • Reducing the sector's high accident rate, preventing occupational risks.
  • Improving working conditions for staff.
  • Minimizing waste generation.
  • Generating economies of scale.

Trending Modular Offsite Solutions

Offsite Integral Modular Buildings, eMii® system

CompactHabit® has introduced in 2009 the Offsite Integral Modular Buildings, eMii® system, to enable the large-scale production of finished concrete and hybrid modules. The system is currently in-use in Spain, France and Switzerland.  

The system entails the manufacture of large, three-dimensional 4-sided monolithic modules of reinforced concrete (eMii-C) or hybrid steel-concrete (eMii-CS). They are routed through an assembly process of the various components, building services and materials until they leave the production facility fully equipped and with the interior finished to customer specifications.  

The production solution adopted for the eMii-C module involves the manufacture of a single piece of concrete in two braced stages. To achieve this, a mould was developed, as well as proprietary formwork that enables horizontal concreting phases, thereby solving the problem of mix placement from above. The mechanical formwork can be adapted to different lengths, heights and widths.      

All our buildings are relocatable. As a "nomadic" construction, the system is based on repeating units of varying sizes and heights up to 8-9 floors high (eMii-C) or higher (eMii-CS).   

CompactHabit®’s scope ranges from student dorms to multi-family dwellings, offices, hotels, schools, and other institutional markets.  

CompactHabit® has got the ETA  (European Technical Assessment) and CE label.

ETA - European Technical Assessment CE Label Company accreditations

Offsite Integral Modular Buildings, eMii® system

CompactHabit® has introduced in 2009 the Offsite Integral Modular Buildings, eMii® system, to enable the large-scale production of finished concrete and hybrid modules. The system is currently in-use in Spain, France and Switzerland.  

The system entails the manufacture of large, three-dimensional 4-sided monolithic modules of reinforced concrete (eMii-C) or hybrid steel-concrete (eMii-CS). They are routed through an assembly process of the various components, building services and materials until they leave the production facility fully equipped and with the interior finished to customer specifications.  

The production solution adopted for the eMii-C module involves the manufacture of a single piece of concrete in two braced stages. To achieve this, a mould was developed, as well as proprietary formwork that enables horizontal concreting phases, thereby solving the problem of mix placement from above. The mechanical formwork can be adapted to different lengths, heights and widths.      

All our buildings are relocatable. As a "nomadic" construction, the system is based on repeating units of varying sizes and heights up to 8-9 floors high (eMii-C) or higher (eMii-CS).   

CompactHabit®’s scope ranges from student dorms to multi-family dwellings, offices, hotels, schools, and other institutional markets.  

CompactHabit® has got the ETA  (European Technical Assessment) and CE label.

ETA - European Technical Assessment CE Label Company accreditations

LATEST BLOGS

2022

9 March, 2022
Entrega claus FUB-4
BLOG9 March, 2022

Handing over the keys of the FUB-4 to UManresa

Today the keys of the FUB-4 building have been handed over. This new facility is intended to meet the teaching needs of the UManresa-Fundació Universitària del […]
9 February, 2022
COAC - FUB4
BLOG9 February, 2022

Visit COAC – Comarques centrals at FUB4

Fifteen architects of the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia) from the central counties demarcation visited the works on the new FUB-4 building in Manresa. Manel […]

2021

18 October, 2021
Els Companys, Ampans
BLOG18 October, 2021

The Ampans school-residence called “Els Companys” is already up and running

The Ampans school-residence called “Els Companys”, located in Sant Fruitós de Bages and built by Constructora d’Aro using industrialized Compact Habit modules, has already come into […]
10 March, 2021
Hospital Arnau de Vilanova Compact Habit
BLOG10 March, 2021

New Multipurpose building attached to the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital in Lleida

The “New Multipurpose building attached to the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital in Lleida” is already a reality. The project, promoted by the Catalan Health Service […]

2019

14 January, 2019
Offsite architecture, Compacthabit
BLOG14 January, 2019

Compacthabit is mentioned in the book “Offsite Architecture: constructing the future”

The book addresses the benefits of permanent modular construction (quality, cost, schedule). The  Compacthabit’s Manresa student dorm is one of the 17 international case studies, and […]

2018

28 September, 2018
BLOG28 September, 2018

CompactHabit was present at the panel: “MMC- Modern Methods of Construction. Technologies available to production departments”

The Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 Congress is the space at the REBUILD EXPO where to discover new materials, the latest emerging technologies and the most innovative […]
4 June, 2018
Living space for everyone-4-June 2018, ComapctHabit
BLOG4 June, 2018

Compacthabit is mentioned in the book “Living space for everyone? Perspectives on planning, politics and architecture”

The volume explore present strategies with which affordable housing can be created in Germany . In particular, it is addressed the potential of prefabricated construction systems […]

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