Innovative connector for offsite construction promises productivity boost

Advanced self-locking technology targeting onsite installation of offsite constructed buildings.
A Canadian researcher has developed a self-locking connector targeting larger offsite-constructed buildings that require an efficient solution to enhance and accelerate onsite installation. (Photo credit: Circerb) Laurence Picard undertook a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Laval University, Quebec City. Her... READ MORE

Prefabricated wood modules with a ‘100-year lifespan’

Vacuum Insulation Solutions develop prefabricated wood modules designed to be reused.
In Helsinki, Vacuum Wood Tech, a spin-off from Aalto University, is delivering its own sustainable building methods. Also known as Vacuum Insulation Solutions Ltd, the company integrates vacuum technologies into prefabricated wood construction modules. They’ve developed a type of onsite... READ MORE

OffsiteNZ’s COLAB24 conference highlights innovation in offsite construction

Auckland hosts OffsiteNZ’s successful COLAB24 offsite construction conference, with government and construction industry leaders discussing offsite sector support.
OffsiteNZ held its successful Colab24 Innovation in Offsite Construction Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, on 19 and 20 June 2024. The event unpacked the latest in offsite manufacturing, including modular construction and prefabrication techniques, with the aim of modernising building... READ MORE

New Technical Colleges in SA to use mass timber from $70M NeXTimber facility

The SA Government commits to mass timber sourced from Timberlink’s NeXTimber to construct new technical colleges.
The South Australian Government’s new technical colleges in Mount Gambier and Tonsley are set to be built using mass timber from Timberlink Australia’s $70 million NeXTimber manufacturing facility in Tarpeena. (main pic: Minister for Education, Training and Skills Blair Boyer... READ MORE

JLL sees the future with modular construction and digital innovations

The rise of modular construction will deliver efficiency and sustainability according to JLL.
In an insightful exploration of the future of real estate, international commercial property real estate heavyweight, JLL has published a comprehensive vision that highlights the fundamental role that modular construction and the integration of digital trends such as 3D printing,... READ MORE

US-based Boxabl launches dealer program to expand prefabricated housing

New dealer program aims to boost Boxabl's market presence across key states.
Boxabl, a Las Vegas-based prefabricated housing startup, is actively seeking to expand its reach by recruiting over 80 dealers across the United States. Known for its innovative approach to manufacturing affordable (starting at USD $60,000), prefabricated, and transportable homes, Boxabl... READ MORE

Z Modular closes Canadian facility amid market challenges

Financing hurdles and regulatory delays attributed to Z Modular’s closure in Canada.
Zekelman Industries, a family-owned company and the largest independent steel pipe and tube manufacturer in North America, has announced the closure of its Z Modular factory in Kitchener, Ontario. Zekelman Industries, which has been in operation since 1877, is known... READ MORE

Expanding horizons to foster next generation construction workers

Renewal SA partners with Centina to develop the next generation of construction workers, with a focus on modular construction skills.
In a bid to address the growing demand for skilled labour in the construction industry, Centina has expanded its collaboration with Renewal SA's Works Program. This initiative aims to pave the way for more young individuals to secure their spot... READ MORE

Innovators present prefabricated solutions at Building 4.0 CRC Housing Innovation Showcase

Prefabricated solutions and innovations demonstrated by exhibitors at Building 4.0 CRC Housing Innovation Showcase.
On Wednesday, 19 June, Monash University’s Caulfield Campus in Victoria hosted the Building 4.0 CRC Housing Innovation Showcase, an event organised by Monash University's Building 4.0 CRC. The event highlighted a variety of innovative building and prefabrication solutions aimed at... READ MORE

New NSW volumetric manufacturer set to launch on July 1

MODSTRUCT Group set to launch on July 1, targeting education and commercial sectors with volumetric solutions.
On July 1, MODSTRUCT Group will be launched, a new entity formed by the merger of four established companies: 2 Types Constructions Pty Ltd, EPB Modular Construction Pty Ltd, SKI Electrical, and Addison Electrical. Their objective driving the merger is... READ MORE

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