Relocatable modular hotel rooms

US based startup Moliving aims to disrupt with relocatable modular…
They’re seeking to capitalise on the growing enthusiasm for ‘alternative’ accommodation through sites such as Airbnb that offer the travellers a more remote or rural experience.But, this New York startup is taking a somewhat different approach by creating relocatable modular...

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NZ government design funding for large-scale mass timber buildings

Design funding is now available for qualifying yet-to-be-built mass timber…
Funding of several hundred thousand dollars is potentially available for a select number of projects (mass timber buildings) that qualify for the scheme, explains Red Stag group CEO Marty Verry. “What we are trying to do with MPI is showcase...

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US Government announcement has major implications for prefabricated housing

Biden-Harris Administration increases mortgage availability for US prefabricated housing
The divide between those who can afford housing and those who can’t further entrenches all sorts of systemic disadvantage, and the long-standing gap between the supply of affordable homes for both renters and homeowners makes it harder for families to...

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WA Government Lotterywest funding for prefabricated housing

Prefabricated housing for homeless women aged 55 or older
The WA Government has announced Lotterywest funding of $2.2 million to support the manufacture of 18 prefabricated houses for women aged 55 and over who are the fastest-growing cohort experiencing homelessness in Australia.The partnership is between St Patrick's Community Support...

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Proptech and modular construction: merging to mainstream

Launch of Singapore based B2B marketplace Spaceworx (Proptech modular) offers…
Proptech (property technology) and modular construction are in many respects living parallel lives, but a recently launched platform based in Singapore, may well write the next chapter in the transition to digital twin management of the built environment. The platform...

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Timberlink investment secures path for CLT and GLT production

New LOSP treatment plant in Tarpeena, SA: positioning for CLT…
With their sights firmly fixed on becoming Australia's third manufacturer of CLT (cross-laminated timber) and GLT (glue-laminated timber) production, their new LOSP (light organic solvent preservative) timber treatment plant at Tarpeens, SA, is a key plank of their innovation strategy...

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Modular Building Institute 2022 Awards

US modular building industry association accepting entries for the Modular…
The peak industry association in the US dedicated to furthering the awareness and acceptance of modular building and construction is inviting entries for its 2022 Awards of Distinction contest. Member companies self-nominate, and winners are chosen by an independent panel...

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prefabAUS 2021 conference starts tomorrow

Book for tomorrows event today! Starts at 13:00 AEST
Due to COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions, prefabAUS has made the decision to proceed with fully virtual format for their prefabAUS 2021 Conference. It will held online on September 7,8,14 & 15, and new days/times are: - Tuesday 7 September| 13:00...

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Multiplex secures WA and QLD contracts for quarantine modular builds

Work commences on quarantine modular builds consolidates Multiplex’s grip on…
It’s scheduled to become a busy few months for the project managers at Multiplex with further  contracts awarded to them for purpose-built modular quarantine hubs in both Western Australia and Queensland. The builds are in addition to them also being...

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3D Kirigami modular building blocks create dynamic metamaterials

A novel approach to creating metamaterials utilises the technique of…
Researchers at North Carolina State University may well have established a new  ‘language’ for modular building design and construction that can be used to create complex and dynamic structures (Kirigami). Interestingly, due to their modular design approach, these structures are...

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