XLam CLT re-imagines the humble granny flat.XLam CLT re-imagines the humble granny flat.

XLam’s CLT in collaboration with Sydney-based builder Evergreen Projects establishes…
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...

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Geelong based Rendine Constructions pursues modular construction with new factory.Geelong based Rendine Constructions pursues modular construction with new factory.

In what can only be described as a clear commitment…
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...

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Arup forges relationship with offsite construction start-up WoHo to develop next-level modular buildings.Arup forges relationship with offsite construction start-up WoHo to develop next-level modular buildings.

UK consulting engineer Arup has teamed with US-based offsite construction…
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...

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‘Living Lab’ modular building; the circular economy on full display.‘Living Lab’ modular building; the circular economy on full display.

Curtin University has launched the Legacy Living Lab (L3), a…
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...

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US modular builder addresses homelessnessUS modular builder addresses homelessness

Connect Homes, a US modular builder started making modular tiny…
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...

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Absolutely PrefabAbsolutely Prefab

Has the time come for Modular Construction? Absolutely Prefab webinar…
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%-...

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UK’s Better Building searching for three modular builders to join £600m offsite homes framework.UK’s Better Building searching for three modular builders to join £600m offsite homes framework.

In a clear display of commitment and confidence in modular…
A government appointed entity called Procurement for Housing is working with Building Better modular builders to develop the £600m offsite homes framework which will go live in Spring 2021. The 25 housing associations that make up the Better Building is...

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The global prefabrication game: threat or opportunity?The global prefabrication game: threat or opportunity?

With international business eyeing gaps in the Australian market, Built…
While prefabrication has played a part in Australian construction since the earliest settlement, it has always been a cameo role. We have not had the impetus to bring construction indoors that drove colder, damper countries to find a more efficient...

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Built Offsite forum: architects and offsite constructionBuilt Offsite forum: architects and offsite construction

We examine the evolving relationship and creative tension between architects…
BELINDA: Welcome, everybody, and thanks for joining. I’d like to kick off by lighting a fuse under this conversation with a truism that’s often mentioned in the industry: that architects are reluctant to engage with the offsite construction sector. Mario,...

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The possibilities of prefabricated solution BohrHaus are being piloted by architect and prefab advocate Professor Ken BcBryde.The possibilities of prefabricated solution BohrHaus are being piloted by architect and prefab advocate Professor Ken BcBryde.

The BohrHaus prefabricated solution concept from Professor James Murray-Parkes, Director…
Professor McBryde, founder of Architectural Physics, has collaborated previously with Professor James Murray-Parkesand about prefabricated solution, and told Built Offsite, “Our role is to assist in designing architectural applications for Bohrhaus. It’s great to work with a system that is...

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