SA BUSINESS TARGETS REGIONAL HOMES MARKET

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS KOOKABURRA HOMES IS TARGETING THE REGIONAL MARKET FOR PRICE ACCESSIBLE HOUSING WITH AN OFFERING THAT ALSO AIMS TO TRANSFORM PERCEPTIONS OF "TRANSPORTABLE HOMES".
The Murray Bridge based company's latest release is the Monash 214, designed as an "innovative, stylish and quality product for customers living in regional areas. "By designing the Monash 214 we are continuing to change the perception of transportable homes,"... READ MORE

PUBLIC HOUSING DRIVE TO BUILD OFFSITE + MODULAR CAPACITY

THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT’S $209 MILLION COMMITMENT TO BUILDING AN ADDITIONAL 1000 PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTIES OVER THREE YEARS IS HELPING BUILD CAPACITY IN OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION.
Project management firm Sensum is currently working with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to deliver the 1000 home program, which is responsible for managing public housing in Victoria. The objective of the program is to boost... READ MORE

DNL INTERIORS

ESTABLISHED IN 2012, AUSTRALIAN OWNED DNL INTERIORS SPECIALISES IN MODULAR BATHROOM INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, COMMERCIAL PLASTERING AND CARPENTRY.
Operating Australia wide, the company has built a profile as a leading provider of modular bathroom pod installations. A 2018 project entailing the bathroom fit-outs at the new Journal Uni Place building in Leicester Street, Carlton (Melbourne) demonstrates the company's... READ MORE

INTERPOD

WITH OVER 25 YEARS' EXPERIENCE AND A PRODUCTION OUTPUT OF 6000 DEFECT FREE BATHROOM PODS PER YEAR, INTERPOD IS REGARDED AS A PIONEERING MANUFACTURER OF PREMIUM MODULAR BATHROOM PODS.
Interpod developed its offering after identifying a critical gap in the bathroom market, says Sales Director Ben Sealey. "Having witnessed firsthand how traditional bathrooms too often become the most problematic area of construction, with countless defects causing costly delays, we... READ MORE

INNOVATIVE SOLUTION ENTERS ARCHITECTURAL FRAME

THE POSSIBILITIES OF PREFAB SOLUTION BOHRHAUS ARE BEING PILOTED BY ARCHITECT AND PREFAB ADVOCATE PROFESSOR KEN MCBRYDE.
The BohrHaus concept from Professor James Murray-Parkes, Director of Science & Engineering at Brookfield, is based on the unique strength and impact resistance of standard freeway safety barriers, whose 'M' section profile, coupled with timber, creates a construction elements suitable... READ MORE

BATHROOM PODS: WATERTIGHT MODULAR SOLUTIONS

OFFERING REDUCED COSTS, SHORTER PROJECT TIME SCALES, MARKED GAINS IN QUALITY OUTCOMES AND HEALTH AND SAFETY BENEFITS, BATHROOM PODS PERFECTLY ENCAPSULATE SOME OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION’S MOST COMPELLING ADVANTAGES.
One of most utilised rooms in any property, the bathroom often entails the highest number of defects and maintenance demands. Traditional bathroom builds necessitate the use of multiple trades, operating under time constraints in cramped conditions and requiring a high... READ MORE

OFFSITE TRAILBLAZER APPOINTED NSW BUILDING COMMISSIONER

THE APPOINTMENT OF LEADING OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION ADVOCATE DAVID CHANDLER OAM AS NSW BUILDING COMMISSIONER LOOKS SET TO IMPROVE CONFIDENCE IN THE STATE'S BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
Chandler's new role, which he officially took up on 14 August, will encompass investigation and disciplinary action for misconduct in the building industry, as well as oversight of end to end licensing and auditing. He will also help drive legislative... READ MORE

OFFSITE INSIGHT: JARROD WARING

JARROD WARING IS A PREFABAUS BOARD MEMBER AND CEO OF FLEETWOOD AUSTRALIA, A SPECIALIST IN MODULAR BUILDING SOLUTIONS FOR THE EDUCATION, CORRECTIONS, MINING AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING SECTORS. HERE, HE SHARES HIS INSIGHTS ON MAINTAINING MOMENTUM AROUND THE SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS AND LEGITIMISATION OF PRE-FAB CONSTRUCTION METHODS.
How did your experience to date lead you into prefabricated construction? Early in my career I found myself working for the Victorian timber industry that, at the time, was investing in advanced manufacturing to produce high value products for domestic... READ MORE

BUILT OFFSITE FORUM: ARCHITECTS + OFFSITE

THE LATEST EDITION OF THE BUILT OFFSITE FORUM SPONSORED BY SENSUM EXAMINES THE EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP AND CREATIVE TENSION BETWEEN ARCHITECTS AND THE OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR. THE DISCUSSION WAS MODERATED BY BUILT OFFSITE EDITOR BELINDA SMART AND THE PANELLISTS WERE: FRASER PAXTON, FOUNDER OF FRASER PAXTON ARCHITECTS AND A PHD STUDENT SPECIALISING IN PREFAB; MARIO POSALA, STUDIO DESIGN MANAGER, ARKIT; DAVID SAUNDERS, FOUNDER OF ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO S2 DESIGN; AND JOHN BAXTER, PROJECT MANAGER, SENSUM.
BELINDA: Welcome, everybody, and thanks for joining. I’d like to kick off by lighting a fuse under this conversation with a truism that’s often mentioned in the industry: that architects are reluctant to engage with the offsite construction sector. Mario, what’s... READ MORE

SILICON VALLEY’S KATERRA SET FOR SAUDI ARABIA

US TECH-DRIVEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY KATERRA HAS SIGNED A DEAL WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SAUDI ARABIA TO EXPEDITE THE LARGE SCALE SUPPLY OF RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS TO THE KINGDOM.
The agreement between Katerra and the Saudi Ministry of Housing – represented by the Development Housing Initiative, will see Katerra build over 4000 homes. The project will provide housing units for the beneficiaries of the kingdom's Development Housing Initiative, which... READ MORE

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