THREE OF THE BEST: HUNDEGGER MASS TIMBER AND PREFABRICATION TOUR

2019 WHAT DO SEVEN KIWIS, SIX AUSSIES, ONE GERMAN, A BUS DRIVER FROM THE NETHERLANDS AND THREE EXCEPTIONAL COMPANIES HAVE IN COMMON? THE HUNDEGGER MASS TIMBER AND PREFABRICATION TOUR OF GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND. SAM ROWE, GENERAL MANAGER OF HUNDEGGER AUSTRALASIA, REPORTS FROM THE FRONT LINE.
Our tour included a week at the Ligna Fair in Hannover, Germany; but leaving the mass timber manufacturing, processing and contract machine sites aside, we also visited three very different but truly excellent prefabricated home builders. If you're around my... READ MORE

POLISH OUTFIT SET FOR EUROPEAN EXPANSION

POLISH FIRM MODULAR SYSTEM HAS PLANS TO BECOME A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE EUROPEAN MARKET WITH AN EXPANDED FACILITY SET TO OPEN LATER THIS YEAR.
Modular System has grown from a small family business producing 200 units a month three years ago to having the capacity to produce about 800 units once the company’s new factory opens. While units were traditionally built by hand, the... READ MORE

UK SIP SPECIALIST PREDICTS MARKET GROWTH

UK MANUFACTURER HEMSEC, WHICH SPECIALISES IN STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) AND COMPARABLE PRODUCTS USED IN MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, IS ON AN EXPANSION DRIVE.
Hemsec Commercial Manager Chris Griffin reportedly commented that in the UK market SIPs are increasingly gaining recognition, in particular as load bearing structures. Hemsec SIPs' wider benefits for contractors included better quality buildings, faster build times and exceptional eco-benefits. SIPs... READ MORE

DYNAMIC PODS

DYNAMIC PODS' OFFERING IS BUILT AROUND A QUALITY, SEAMLESS INTEGRATION AND DESIGN FLEXIBILITY; THE FRUIT OF DECADES OF MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE FROM PARENT BUSINESS DYNAMIC STEEL FRAME.
Dynamic Pods use state-of-the-art light gauge steel frames with millimetre value accuracy to ensure 100 per cent repeatability. The light gauge steel frame exterior is pre-punched for electrical and plumbing services, using Australian made BlueScope Truecore Steel. A marked point... READ MORE

PLATINUM PACIFIC AUSTRALIA

PLATINUM PACIFIC AUSTRALIA (PPA) HAS A VISION TO RE-IMAGINE MODULAR BUILDING, PARTICULARLY POD BATHROOM DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfXo5EtAq_c Drawing on over 30 years' experience in offsite construction and prefabrication, the company operates multiple global assembly facilities, now including Australia, and has a growing global customer base that benefits from PPA's world class design and manufacturing approach. This... READ MORE

SKY HIGH PREFAB FACTORIES ACCELERATE CONSTRUCTION

UK GENERAL CONTRACTOR MACE GROUP HAS BUILT FACTORIES ATOP TWO HIGH RISE TOWERS TO ENABLE THE ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF PREFAB COMPONENTS.
The 47,355-cubic-metre factories were built on top of two high rises while they were under construction in Stratford, England, allowing Mace to complete 18 storeys in 18 weeks. The six-storey factories each weighed 510 tons and were 35 metres wide,... READ MORE

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TARGETS UK HOUSING SHORTAGE

A PROJECT IS UNDERWAY IN THE UK THAT WILL DEPLOY COLLABORATION, DIGITAL WORKING AND OFFSITE MANUFACTURING TO CONFRONT THE COUNTRY'S HOUSING CRISIS.
Launched earlier this year, Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) is a pioneering project targeting a UK housing shortage to the tune of 120,000 needed annually, according to government statistics, with demand particularly strong in the affordable... READ MORE

JAPANESE GIANT SET TO ENERGISE UK MARKET

LEADING JAPANESE HOMEBUILDER SEKISUI HOUSE IS ENTERING THE UK MARKET IN A COLLABORATION THAT WILL BOOST MUCH-NEEDED HOUSING STOCK.
The move follows a £90m deal with regeneration company Urban Splash and Homes England, the body tasked with funding new affordable housing. The deal, facilitated by lead real estate and financial advisor JLL, comprises a total new investment of £55m... READ MORE

SYNC BATHROOM PODS

SYNC HAS ENJOYED STELLAR GROWTH OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS, DEMONSTRATING THE BRAND'S PROVEN CAPABILITIES IN MEETING INDUSTRY DEMAND FOR BATHROOM POD SOLUTIONS.
In that period, under the management of Operations Director Eddie Pallotta, Sync has grown from four to over 200 staff. One reason for the brand’s success is its reputation for innovation. Its directors and founders knew prefabricated solutions would become... READ MORE

SINGAPORE DEVELOPMENT TOWERS AT 140 METRES

A DEVELOPMENT IN SINGAPORE HAS SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE TALLEST MODULAR TOWER, ACCORDING TO THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BEHIND IT.
Bouygues Bâtiment International built Clement Canopy, a pair of 140-metre-high towers, using 1,899 prefabricated and pre-finished concrete modules. The towers' facades are made from rendered and painted concrete, with aluminium window frames. Largely built offsite, the module structures were cast... READ MORE

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