Compelling landscape gives rise to radical CLT-GLT houseCompelling landscape gives rise to radical CLT-GLT house

From the remnants of an old property and monolithic boulders,…
Approached by a repeat client, architect Nadine Samaha from Level-ak had a clear vision: “I wanted to create a structure which emulated these boulders coming from the ground, and strong winds on the hill consolidated the idea of fragmenting the...

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Californian modular home builder Dvele sells prefabricated off-grid homes.Californian modular home builder Dvele sells prefabricated off-grid homes.

In a move that takes prefabrication to the next level,…
Dvele – named after the Norwegian word for a dwelling – has been selling prefabricated homes with since it was established in 2017 in San Diego. Responding to buyer requests and driving a new agenda in prefabricated modular homes, it...

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International modular home architecture competition launchesInternational modular home architecture competition launches

Bee Breeders, an architecture competition organiser has launched its inaugural…
The Modular Home Design Challenge 2021 Competition is the first in a series of annual competitions focusing on the concept of modular architecture. A prize pool has also been established. For this competition, participants are tasked with designing a modular...

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UK-based Impact modular construction company offers finance.UK-based Impact modular construction company offers finance.

Impact Lending (a division of Impact Capital Group) will provide…
To be eligible, a client must engage with Impact Modular Construction as the main contractor and manufacturer of its modular units. It’s said this approach was implemented to provide developers and lenders alike with a well-funded and reliable manufacturer, as...

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NZ modular builder Clever Core set to ramp-up productionNZ modular builder Clever Core set to ramp-up production

Fletcher Building owned modular builder (Clever Core) scheduled to increase…
New Zealand’s largest purpose-designed, offsite home manufacturing facility Clever Core which occupies a 5000sq m site in Wiri, is expected to increase its manufacturing output to 100 or potentiality 120 homes (in total) by the end of this financial year....

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Partners Group buys Finnish modular building firm ParmacoPartners Group buys Finnish modular building firm Parmaco

Partners Group fuels international expansion with purchase of Finnish modular…
The private markets investment manager said it has agreed to buy the provider of modular education buildings from a consortium led by European private equity firms Terra Firma and Metric Capital. Established in 1966, Parmaco designs, builds and leases fully...

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Modern Methods of Construction positions Drouin West Timber and Truss for successModern Methods of Construction positions Drouin West Timber and Truss for success

From their nascent days as a frame and truss manufacturer,…
“Modernise or Die”, according to a landmark report by UK prefabrication visionary, Mark Farmer, but how? Peter Ward of DWTT (Drouin West Timber and Truss) was all too aware of Darwin’s immortal ‘adapt and survive’ precept but navigating the transition...

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Construction must innovate, government must be the enabler – Scott Fisher – CEO, prefabNZConstruction must innovate, government must be the enabler – Scott Fisher – CEO, prefabNZ

Offsite construction has been changing the way we build since…
If offsite manufacturing is to be part of New Zealand’s solution to the building crisis, we need braveness and collaboration. Big bold steps to build confidence and push us to upscale, innovate and deliver at a pace.  Offsite manufacturing could,...

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UK council launches tender process for supply of £1bn modular homes.UK council launches tender process for supply of £1bn modular homes.

Oxford City Housing Ltd (OCHL) has launched a procurement process…
The council has published a tender document for contractors to deliver sustainable modular homes using MMC (modern methods of construction) under a framework worth up to £1bn (see link below). It’s expected to deliver around £490m of new housing via...

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Victorian government officials scheduled to visit modular-built NT quarantine facility for assessment.Victorian government officials scheduled to visit modular-built NT quarantine facility for assessment.

Early last week, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced his governments…
Victorian officials will travel to the NT’s Howard Springs modular built quarantine facility to inspect its accommodation, originally constructed as mining accommodation by AECOM in 2012 at a cost of about $400 million. The Premier has refused to speculate on...

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