Collaboration to cut embodied carbon emissions in construction

Social infrastructure project management company Sensum collaborating with likeminded Australian…
The built environment sector is responsible for 1/4 of Australia’s greenhouse carbon emissions. Globally, the steel, cement, and aluminium industries alone each generate about 7-9% of annual global greenhouse emissions, and billions of dollars is spent each year building infrastructure...

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Volumetric Building Companies recruits Swedish modular construction expert

VBC fuels expansions with appointment of Swedish modular construction expert…
Last week Built Offsite reported on Australian expat, Vaughan Buckley (Volumetric Building Companies), and his aspirations to become the first US$1 billion modular construction company (See article here). His company’s drive for acquiring ‘assets’ wasn’t just limited to the failed...

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Adaptable modular constructed floating community

New modular construction design called OASys (Ocean Architectural System) builds…
Established naval architects, Stephens Waring Design, have developed a new modular constructed design concept called OASys (Ocean Architectural System), which may well be the answer for coastline developments that are required to address concerns as preservation of habitat, erosion and...

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Infrastructure in 2022: Exploring the key developments, trends and risks in Australia

Law firm Pinset Mason webinar to focus on industrialised construction
The Australia module for the Global Infrastructure Law Review of the Year will be hosted as a virtual two-part session. Registering for this event enables access to both sessions which will be held consecutively over a 1.5 hour session.Part 1:...

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Fully integrated volumetric modular manufacturer launched to deliver affordable housing

Formation of U.S.-based volumetric modular manufacturer commits to supply affordable…
Based in Atlanta, EcoVest Capital and Place Properties announce the formation of Impact Housing Group. According to company sources, Impact Housing is the country's first fully integrated, volumetric modular manufacturer, with the clear objective of supplying affordable homes for America’s...

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Affordable Housing policy fuels prefabricated buildings growth

Implementation by China’s CCP Politburo of Affordable Housing policy creates…
Like many industrialised stories from China, it’s really big... According to Chinese market data, since the beginning of December 2021, the Prefabricated Building Index (931020) rose nearly 10%, driven by discussions during the CCP Politburo meeting in December to further...

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Australian prefabricated chancery awarded Procore Award for Development Innovation

Prefabricated chancery delivered to Rabat, Morocco scores prestigious property award.
The Road to Rabat conjures all sorts of evocative images, but the successful installation of DFAT’s prefabricated chancery in Rabat, Morocco, affirms, for DFAT, ‘the code has been cracked – the problem has been solved’. In last September’s prefabAUS virtual...

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Off-grid modular prefabricated cabins

Adelaide based design studio launches modular prefabricated cabins for rural…
Created by Adelaide-based collective of entrepreneurs and designed by architecture and interior design practice Das Studio, a new raft of retreats seek to combine the pared back appeal of off-grid prefabricated cabins with luxury experiences. Led by husband and wife...

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Renewable-energy modular building facade heats and cools rooms

German researchers develop modular building facade that heats and cools…
A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE, is in the process of developing a renewable-energy modular building facade. According to the scientists, the...

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Volumetric Building Company on track to become US$1B modular construction company

US-based modular construction company merges with Polish modular manufacturer to…
The seemingly inexorable march towards globalisation continues on many levels, and we’re now witnessing it with modular construction as well with Volumetric Building Company. Led by Australian expat, Vaughan Buckley, Volumetric Building Company (VBC) has merged with Polish modular construction...

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