LEADING INVESTMENT BANK BETS ON PREFABLEADING INVESTMENT BANK BETS ON PREFAB

UK: GOLDMAN SACHS IS PUTTING MONEY BEHIND PREFABRICATED HOUSES TO…
Goldman Sachs has invested in TopHat, a self-described leader in technology-driven modular housing manufacturing, which has the capability to build three flats a day from its site in south Derbyshire. Its first project is to build 300 houses in Kent...

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CIMC MODULAR MAKES INROADS IN HONG KONGCIMC MODULAR MAKES INROADS IN HONG KONG

CHINESE COMPANY CIMC MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS HAS COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION OF…
The InnoCell project is a 17-storey residential scheme comprising more than 400 units. The first and second floors of the build will use traditional construction methods, while the remainder will use modular construction. According to CIMC MBS, construction time for...

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NEW CHAPTER FOR PREFAB CEO PAM BELLNEW CHAPTER FOR PREFAB CEO PAM BELL

THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF KIWI INDUSTRY BODY PREFABNZ IS…
In February 2010, Pamela Bell held a Kiwi Prefab workshop at Victoria University of Wellington to round out her Master of Architecture Thesis - Kiwi Prefab: prefabricated housing in New Zealand, past, present and future. She expected 40 people; more...

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QUALIFICATIONS LAUNCHED FOR PREFABQUALIFICATIONS LAUNCHED FOR PREFAB

BOX HILL INSTITUTE IN MELBOURNE IS NOW OFFERING ACCREDITED QUALIFICATIONS…
Developed by Box Hill Institute and industry partners under the auspices of the Victorian Government’s Workforce Innovation Training Fund, the program currently offers two courses: Diploma of Project Management for Prefabricated Building Systems (Timber)Course in Onsite Installation of Prefabricated Building...

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NEW PLANT: ECOLIV EXPANDS INTO NSW MARKETNEW PLANT: ECOLIV EXPANDS INTO NSW MARKET

VICTORIAN PREFABRICATED BUILDER ECOLIV IS EXPANDING INTERSTATE INTO NEW SOUTH…
Prefabricated modules will be fully built in the local facility, before being delivered to site, confirmed Ecoliv director Ash Beaumont, who added that by setting up a local construction facility in Byron Bay, rather than delivering from Victoria, the company...

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MODULAR FACADE SYSTEM TARGETS HIGH RISE SCHEMESMODULAR FACADE SYSTEM TARGETS HIGH RISE SCHEMES

A NEW FAÇADE SYSTEM FROM CSR HEBEL IS DESIGNED TO…
The PowerPattern system features ranges of patterns that pre-routed onto panels in styles that reflect contemporary trends. The system can be installed quickly with the custom made modular panels ensuring fast construction and on-site efficiency. The PowerPattern system comprises four...

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RESEARCH PROJECT TO ANALYSE AUSTRALIAN CLTRESEARCH PROJECT TO ANALYSE AUSTRALIAN CLT

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY HAS LAUNCHED A PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE FULL…
The research team, led by associate professor Mahmud Ashraf from Deakin's School of Engineering, will test and analyse the strength limits of CLT. A key factor in the analysis is the differences between timber species used in CLT production around...

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TIMBER RESIDENTIAL PROJECT BREAKS GROUNDTIMBER RESIDENTIAL PROJECT BREAKS GROUND

A GROUND-BREAKING RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN REGIONAL VICTORIA HAS BEEN DESIGNED…
Located in Ceres near Geelong (regional Victoria) the build, under construction at the time of writing, provided a challenge for Nathan Benbow of Vistek engineers and Rob Mansell from Hyne Timber in terms of the design its structure, which is...

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GOVERNMENT BACKING FOR AUSTRALIAN PREFABGOVERNMENT BACKING FOR AUSTRALIAN PREFAB

THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT HAS PLEDGED SUPPORT FOR THE PREFABRICATED BUILDING…
The lab is intended to help manufacturers design innovative new prefabricated buildings with objectives of eco-friendliness, affordability and reduced build times. In a media statement, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new lab would support work...

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DEVELOPER BREAKFAST TARGETS EARLY BIRDSDEVELOPER BREAKFAST TARGETS EARLY BIRDS

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN MELBOURNE, THE PREFABAUS BREAKFAST SEMINAR: ‘WHEN…
Offsite construction is increasingly being recognised among developers as a way to speed up occupancy, thereby mitigating investment risk, as well as enabling a new, more engaged approached to delivering schemes. A critical factor in success is understanding at what...

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