There are many reasons to deliver a modularized E-HOUSE, but the main one is to contain and protect the electrical and control equipment. The modularized approach can be applied to several fields such as onshore, offshore and floating, but a few design criteria always remain the same such as single lift construction, fire and blast resistance, optimization of weight and size. All the benefits of having a product of excellent quality at a very competitive price, have the cons of requesting very detailed early engineering and planning activity, making several choices when all the information is not always available. Thus, the importance of dealing with an expert team who can leverage on experience without jeopardizing both cost and project schedule.​

Other names typically used to describe this specific item are Electrical Control Buildings, MCC Buildings, Power Houses, Substations and Power Distribution Centres.