American company iBUILT claims technology and offsite construction cut build time in half and promises 20% lower construction cost.American company iBUILT claims technology and offsite construction cut build time in half and promises 20% lower construction cost.

By combining proprietary technology and offsite construction, iBUILT is rethinking…
With more than US$150 million in signed contracts and an additional US$600 million of contracts in negotiation, iBUILT certainly appears to be gaining acceptance for its Fast Track offsite construction program that claims to ‘deliver full designs and drawings at a guaranteed...

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MUJI unveils its minimal prefab home in Yamaguchi.MUJI unveils its minimal prefab home in Yamaguchi.

This minimalist scandi-japanese prefab home captures all the right notes;…
For the equivalent of $220K (AUD) MUJI have extended their retail design expression and given it a home, and it may well be the most evolved and inviting prefab home yet. With Australian consumers love affair with all things flat-pack...

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Virtual Industry Summit 2020 – The Future of Construction is prefabVirtual Industry Summit 2020 – The Future of Construction is prefab

It’s been suggested that COVID could be construction’s Uber moment.…
prefabAUS is proud to reveal an exciting line up of presenters for our 2020 virtual Industry Summit. Prefab is the future of construction in this country, and join us to hear from some key professionals in the industry that can...

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Precast panel – jewel in a bushland crownPrecast panel – jewel in a bushland crown

Since its original construction in the 1960’s, the precast panel…
A short drive south-west of Sydney, the precast panel Mahon Pool amenities block has seen a light and inviting redevelopment from an original 1960’s public toilet block. Designed by renowned Lahznimmo architects, the redeveloped amenities block integrates both structural and...

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MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION INCREASES PRODUCTIVITYMODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

In the UK, the Government has set an ambitious target…
Perhaps the most viable option is to move construction off-site; after all, you wouldn’t dream of trying to make a quality car in the middle of a muddy field in winter and yet every year the construction industry does the...

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IS DISRUPTION’S TIME COMING? DEMAND FOR OFFSITE CONSTRUCTIONIS DISRUPTION’S TIME COMING? DEMAND FOR OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION

Demand for offsite construction + MMC and the technologies that…
Admittedly talk can be cheap when it comes to ‘disruption’; but there are signs that the global and local markets are poised for another disruptive step change. Demand for a different way of dealing with the construction industry’s challenges is...

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HOW SWEDEN BECAME THE HOME OF PREFABRICATIONHOW SWEDEN BECAME THE HOME OF PREFABRICATION

Sweden is widely regarded as the home of prefabrication and…
Among the myriad influences that have led to Sweden’s dominance of the offsite space in terms of skills, expertise and industry structure, the most frequently cited factors are the country’s abundance of slow growing, premium quality timber and its uniquely...

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OFFSITE AND THE PREFABRICATED INDUSTRY IN DEVELOPMENTOFFSITE AND THE PREFABRICATED INDUSTRY IN DEVELOPMENT

Built Offsite forum looks at the offsite and the prefabricated…
MICHAEL: Welcome to the sixth edition of the Built Offsite Forum sponsored by Sensum. Today’s discussion is dedicated to developers and how they work within the offsite and prefabricated industry. I’d like to start with an overview of the level...

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CLARK SPEAKS ON OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONSCLARK SPEAKS ON OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS

Development and construction consultant and managing director of Clark Of…
With an estimated $246 billion worth of construction work to be done in Australia over the next five years, the prize is considerable for all players. Yet achieving this goal effectively requires considerable productivity improvements. The question as to why...

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PREFABRICATION INNOVATION DELIVERING SANTA SOPHIA CATHOLIC COLLEGEPREFABRICATION INNOVATION DELIVERING SANTA SOPHIA CATHOLIC COLLEGE

Buildcorp’s Contracting team is a third of the way through…
The BVN-designed ‘Vertical School’ is being built in just 13 months, setting new standards in prefabrication innovation. The campus will have four interconnected buildings of up to six storeys and outdoor terraces for learning and playing, catering to 1,860 students...

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