NeXTimber CLT manufacturing facility

CLT manufacturing facility on schedule to open in 2023
With demand for mass timber increasing exponentially with its high strength and lighter environmental footprint, the benefits (CLT manufacturing) of mass timber buildings are proven. NeXTimber’s new cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (GLT) manufacturing facility in Tarpeena, South Australia,...

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Start-up commits to upend construction with 3D concrete printing

Dutch start-up aims to automate and digitise construction with 3D…
The trigger for the new Dutch based start-up was ignited by the successful printing last year of the longest 3D printed bicycle bridge in the world (3D concrete printing). What broadly differentiated the 29-metre-long structure is that the architect had...

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Prefabricated balconies gain market acceptance

Emerging prefabricated balcony sector finds traction with builders and developers.
The more building elements that are built offsite, the greater the efficiency dividends are realised onsite. And now, a New Zealand manufacturer has cast their attention to prefabricated balconies delivering results. New Zealand based BelCanto Group recently exhibited at Sydney...

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Offsite NZ COLAB22 event

Offsite NZ’s annual COLAB event, June 23
If you have a spare day and some frequent flyer points, book your ticket to the much-anticipated Offsite NZ COLAB22 event in Wellington, 23 June, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm NZST. This year’s iteration of the event will feature updates...

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Modular construction makes home construction sustainable

Modular construction start-up, Veev, manufactures circular economy panelling.
Innovative Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) manufacturer, VEEV (Modular construction), are developing vertically-integrated building solutions to address supply constraints in collaboration with a multi-residential developer in the U.S. They’ve been working US-based multi-residential developer, Lennar, who in response to consumer...

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Timber Offsite Construction Conference: CLT the ‘natural material of choice’

Nick Milestone, of Mercer Mass Timber to speak at Timber…
Timber & Technology – The Zero Carbon Future event, starts in Melbourne tomorrow, June 21-22, and will feature global and local speakers (Timber Offsite Construction Conference). Nick Milestone, Director of Projects with Mercer Mass Timber in the United States (main...

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HIA prefabrication construction interim report

HIA Interim prefabrication construction report available for download
The HIA’s prefabrication construction interim report which includes feedback received on their consultation paper, a review of international comparisons, including draft recommendations is now available for download and feedback. The project is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s (AMGC)...

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BIM ‘one of the great enablers’ of collaboration in construction

Building information modelling (BIM) is one of the great enablers…
David Greenwood, Senior Associate (L) and Nigel Blundell, Partner (R), Pinset Masons law firm write about BIM as one of the great enablers for the construction industry. With the UK construction industry coming to terms with the impacts from a...

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Spanish researchers test prefabricated building

Researchers build full-scale prefabricated building to test for faults.
A team of Spanish researchers has built the first full-scale prefabricated building (test) to analyse potential faults in its structure caused by extreme events, such as natural disasters. The infrastructure is part of the Prebust project, developed by a team...

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Modular construction emits 45% less carbon than onsite construction.

Report finds 28,000 tonnes of carbon were saved on two…
According to a study published from the University of Cambridge and Edinburgh Napier University, modular constructed factory-produced homes can produce up to 45% less carbon than traditional methods of residential construction. (main image: 44 and 38-storey Ten Degrees towers in...

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