CLT: delivering additional height for developer

Xlam’s expertise in CLT enables developer to fully realise sites…
From high strength to a lighter environmental footprint than concrete or steel, the benefits of cross-laminated timber (CLT) are proven. But for a recent development in Brisbane, CLT’s ability to create a unique build on a challenging site, using innovative...

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UK’s first offsite manufactured zero carbon homes arrive

It’s said the future has already arrived, it just isn’t…
Ike Home has delivered nine modular offsite manufactured homes in the UK, and all have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’. In achieving an “A” rating they’ve joined the very few, as only 1% of new builds are...

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Cloud-based digital building platform launched

Australian cloud-based design building platform empowers consumers to personalise and…
It’s a fully integrated online architectural design building platform that enables home builders and their customers to visualise and personalise their homes. Home buyers can, for instance, even get the estimated cost in real-time as they customise the 3D model...

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Prefab builder develops open-source sustainable building system

Canadian based offsite builder launch prefab construction solution (open-source building…
BCollective, a small Vancouver-based company that designs and builds eco-friendly homes, is on a mission to establish and collaborate with others (open-source sustainable building system) on the path to net zero homes. Chris Hill, BCollective President, and his team have...

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Precast concrete cured with CO2

Significant advancement in curing precast concrete with CO2 unveiled by…
Researchers from Saudi oil company Aramco and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a method of introducing more CO2 into precast concrete at the curing stage, saying it could be an important use for emissions...

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3D concrete printed home now available on Airbnb

Dutch-based manufacturer of 3D concrete printers lists tiny 3D printed…
Twente Additive Manufacturing (TAM) announced their Fibonacci House, Canada's First 3D Printed Home is now available for rent. The house showcases the advantages that the 3D Concrete Printing Technology has to offer; free form design with curved walls that gives the...

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Modular builder launches own build-to-rent homes

UK modular builder Legal & General submit plans for 200…
The financial services and modular building giant has announced its plans to deliver 200 new family homes (build-to-rent) which will be both sustainable and affordable.The plans form part of the firm’s 2,750 home master plan for North Horsham, UK.And, in...

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UK prefabrication visionary sets new MMC agenda for insurance and construction companies

Mark Farmer delivers the future of MMC (modern methods of…
The ascent of MMC “as a whole concept is here to stay”, with the message that insurance underwriters and construction sectors must “get closer together” to “understand the difference between systemic risk versus randomised risk”, according to Mark Farmer. Speaking...

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Self-healing precast concrete goes on sale

UK-based precast concrete specialist JP Concrete signs supply deal with…
JP Concrete has linked-up with Basilisk to supply its new Sensicrete product Self-healing concrete in the United Kingdom. The self-healing concrete system was developed by inventor Henk Jonkers and allows precast concrete and onsite poured concrete to seal its own...

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Glass fibre-reinforced housing panels: 3D printed modular houses evolve again

3D-printed (houses) modular builder Mighty Buildings edges toward certification of…
Last summer, US-based Mighty Buildings Inc. officially launched Mighty Mods, its 3D-printed houses, prefabricated modular accessory dwelling units (ADU), which are manufactured via a combination of additively manufactured thermoset resin panels and steel frames. Now, in addition to selling and...

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