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FLEETWOOD BUILDING SOLUTIONS COLLABORATES WITH CURTIN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS TO BUILD FOLLOWING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRINCIPLES

Fleetwood’s Western Australian yard proved the inspiration behind Legacy Living Lab (L3) for two Curtin University PhD students and a professor after noticing several unused heavy gauge steel frames. The PhD students utilised the frames as the inspiration behind a building dedicated to researching how we should build for the sustainable future: a circular economy. READ MORE

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT REACHES A DEAL WITH THE COMMONWEALTH OVER PREFABRICATED QUARANTINE HUB

The federal government will fund construction of a purpose-built prefabricated quarantine hub in Victoria, but a site for the facility has not yet been chosen. READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION TO START BUILDING $200M PREFABRICATED TIMBER TOWER IN MELBOURNE.

Global investment manager Hines to begin construction of $200 million prefabricated timber office tower in Collingwood. READ MORE

LATEST STORIES

According to a Cruchbase report, high material costs and skilled labour shortages in the United States have led to renewed enthusiasm for prefab construction startups, The report, published last week, said that residential construction startups have raised more in the opening months of this year than they did over the entire span of 2020. Roughly US$1.5 billion has flowed into... READ MORE
Until now, guided tours of NEST have only taken place onsite, however, they’ve launched a virtual tour to share their learnings and modular research innovations. Virtual NEST tour can visit the individual building modules – the so-called units – as well as the overarching research platforms – the Energy Hub (ehub) and the Water Hub – and move freely through... READ MORE
In a savvy blend of offsite construction know-how and recognising the ever-increasing significance of data centres, Hickory is planning to build, own and operate hyper-scale data centres, with its first site already secured in Melbourne that will see a total investment of $500 million. The new data centre is the child of Michael Argyrou (main pic, right) and Joel O’Halloran... READ MORE
The innovative prefabricated hybrid wall combines concrete with Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber), and the first modular construction project to use the elements is Metsä Fibre’s Rauma sawmill. Combining concrete and Kerto LVL, the hybrid prefabricated sandwich wall elements offer an alternative to typical concrete sandwich elements which is the dominant material in residential multi-storey buildings in Nordic countries. “The... READ MORE
For Curve Works, a Dutch-based modular builder of composite shell structures, their methodology  reduces cost by 40%, lead-time by 50% and material use by >70% compared to manufacturing in large, one-off mold. In its drive to build large modular composite structures and reducing waste, they’ve taken the unique approach by using prefabricated panels to assemble the larger composite structure, rather... READ MORE
The Future of Modular Architecture presents a proposal for mass-customised mid- and high-rise modular housing that can be manufactured and distributed on a global scale. Advocating for the adoption of open-source design based on a new modular standard, the book shows how the construction industry and architectural practice may soon be radically reshaped. By leveraging the existing intermodal freight transport... READ MORE

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