Prefabrication – an idea greater than the sum of its partsPrefabrication – an idea greater than the sum of its parts

The emergence of offsite construction is a call to action for an industry where sweeping transformation is arguably long overdue, writes Michael Dolphin. The Macquarie Dictionary’s somewhat clinical definition of the concept at hand states: verb (t) (prefabricated, prefabricating) to...

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The MMC Tool KitThe MMC Tool Kit

With interest in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and offsite methodologies on the rise, traditional builders, developers and other project initiators are increasingly looking at how to engage with new approaches. We canvassed experts and trailblazers in the field for...

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The future: innovation, acceptance and the task at handThe future: innovation, acceptance and the task at hand

All indicators point to a conviction that the future of offsite construction in Australia is assured. It certainly seems to be gathering momentum and acceptance by consumers, developers and the regulatory framework. However, there remain local obstacles to its progress,...

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Modernise or Die…. But how?Modernise or Die…. But how?

With its echo of Darwin’s immortal ‘adapt and survive’ precept, the title of the UK review by Mark Farmer, is a rallying cry for the offsite industry. Author of the UK Government Review of the Construction Labour Market Model entitled...

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Case Study: Innovative system supports innovative methodsCase Study: Innovative system supports innovative methods

Piekko Group is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ applications. Trent Davis, Managing Director, Peikko Australia, confirms Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, more sustainable and more efficient way to...

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VERTEX SYSTEMSVERTEX SYSTEMS

BUILDING INFORMATION MODEL (BIM) SPECIALIST VERTEX SYSTEMS HAS A TRACK RECORD AS A LEADER IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND PRODUCT DATA & LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS SPANNING 40 YEARS. The company’s building design software, Vertex BD, offers a one-stop solution...

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Sophisticated living in the new Chatswood?Sophisticated living in the new Chatswood?

The suburb of St Leonard’s, 5km north-west of Sydney’s CBD is home to some of the state’s most prestigious schools and to a bustling commercial locale. A cluster of high-rise buildings complement the nearby Chatswood, Lane Cove and North Sydney...

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Fleetwood Challenge Cup equips next generation of built design professionals to solve Australia’s housing affordability challenge.Fleetwood Challenge Cup equips next generation of built design professionals to solve Australia’s housing affordability challenge.

An Australian-first inter-University design competition saw Architecture, Engineering and Construction…
The inaugural Fleetwood Challenge Cup was established to support the next generation of built design professionals for the rapidly changing construction industry. Connecting industry and academics, the competition was developed in partnership with industry association prefabAUS. “The offsite manufacturing and...

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University teams face-off to solve housing affordability crisisUniversity teams face-off to solve housing affordability crisis

Students from Australia’s top universities have harnessed cutting edge design…
In a national first, the unique design competition saw Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) students challenged to deliver cutting edge multi-storey, energy-efficient and sustainable construction solutions for the future. Teams collaborated to address the looming shortage of affordable housing in Australia...

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