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XLAM CLT RE-IMAGINES THE HUMBLE GRANNY FLAT.

XLam’s CLT in collaboration with Sydney-based builder Evergreen Projects establishes new direction for next generation of secondary dwellings. READ MORE

GEELONG BASED RENDINE CONSTRUCTIONS PURSUES MODULAR CONSTRUCTION WITH NEW FACTORY.

In what can only be described as a clear commitment to modular construction, Rendine Constructions have decided to go all in with their new factory and, clients have noticed. READ MORE

THE GLOBAL PREFABRICATION GAME: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY?

With international business eyeing gaps in the Australian market, Built Offsite unpacks the question of prefabricated imports versus locally prefabricated product. Is there a place for both? And what does it mean for quality and consistency of supply? READ MORE

LATEST STORIES

When the topic of granny flats is raised the public’s perception generally evokes the image of a neglected and tired structure that’s become home to an abandoned drum kit. However, in 2018 builder Alex Ognkenovski and interior designer Nicholas Gurney realised the opportunity to redefine that perception and the result is Yardstix, a new class of secondary dwelling that’s available... READ MORE
Adjacent to their existing headquarters in Geelong, and utilising their modular construction division “Modularity by Rendine”, the factory was purpose built earlier this year to facilitate design, fabrication and fit-out of modular sections under one roof before they are delivered to the client's site for installation and connection to services. Under controlled conditions in their factory, they’re able to precisely... READ MORE
A trio of engineers and architects out of MIT and Georgia Tech have embarked on a journey to  establish a streamlined platform for the design, manufacture and construction of modular buildings. MIT’s former treasurer Israel Ruiz with architects Anton Garcia-Abril of MIT and Debora Mesa of Georgia Tech are collaborating on a startup called WoHo (World Home) that’s re-imagining how... READ MORE
Constructed as part of their thesis, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute PhD candidates Timothy O’Grady and Roberto Minunno, together with Curtin Professor Greg Morrison, worked alongside many industry partners to create L3 modular building as a resource to support and inform the building industry on different construction methodologies, test new products and review the performance of materials, including their energy... READ MORE
What was clearly apparent during Australia's Covid 19 response were the benefits of providing accommodation for the homeless not only aided the fight against Covid 19 but provided an opportunity for individuals to gain a foothold back in society. The benefits of providing housing (physically and psychologically) during this period are said to have cost less than leaving them unattended... READ MORE
Ironically, COVID 19 has brought upon an opportunity for meaningful change in the construction industry. Social distancing, safe working plans and limiting workers on site, (estimates are 60% of workers can safely return) will slow productivity (expected to be 30%- 40% lower) and overall efficiencies, resulting in projects taking longer to complete.The challenge, for the industry, lies in adjusting to... READ MORE

ARTICLE SERIES

CLT: FROM PROBLEM SITE TO HIGH END HOSPITALITY

xlam’s expertise in clt led solutions has actualised the construction of a boutique hotel on what... READ MORE

THE MMC TOOL KIT

with interest in modern methods of construction (mmc) and offsite methodologies on the rise, traditional builders,... READ MORE

CAN OFFSITE + MMC RESTORE FAITH IN CONSTRUCTION?

the grenfell tower in london and local crises embodied by events at the opal and mascot... READ MORE

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