STRUCTURAL PANELS FACILITATE EXPANSIVE VIEWS.STRUCTURAL PANELS FACILITATE EXPANSIVE VIEWS.

From the remnants of a half completed renovation of a…
Grappling with this unresolved opportunity and its compelling vista, Melbourne based architectural firm Konzepte in collaboration with the developer Blue Cube Developments realised a vision that delivers not only a property of engaging architectural dimensions, but one that also demonstrates...

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SMART PANELS: MULTI-FACETED BENEFITSSMART PANELS: MULTI-FACETED BENEFITS

In the quest for buildings that are highly sustainable, strong,…
Smart or insulated panels are a nascent but growing category of prefab components and are available in a daunting array of options and permutations. Allen Mitchell, CEO of the Insulated Panel Council, indicates the complexities involved in utilising these products....

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BUILDING IMPETUS: CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES + OFFSITE PREFABRICATED METHODOLOGIESBUILDING IMPETUS: CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES + OFFSITE PREFABRICATED METHODOLOGIES

A number of construction companies are engaging with prefabricated methodologies,…
Anthony Walsh is Managing Director of Ausco Modular and also has sectoral insight through his role as President of the Modular Building Institute of Australia (MBIA). He says some of Australia’s big builders are more invested in modular and offsite...

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ALVIANO SPEAKS: Offsite construction opportunitiesALVIANO SPEAKS: Offsite construction opportunities

Philip Alviano, sustainable building advisor at the Master Builders Association…
Emerging requirements for sustainable, ethical and quality assured construction – in particular in light of updates to the National Construction Code – are becoming more closely aligned to practices that are a common part of offsite / prefab / modular...

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) AND DIGITAL DISRUPTIONBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) AND DIGITAL DISRUPTION

We are seeing the future of the construction industry unfold…
In Australia, the industry is vibrant and diverse but, like its counterparts in the rest of the developed world, it is not without challenges and a deep need to change in order to maximise opportunities. Poor productivity, delays, safety issues...

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MODULAR HOSPITAL UNITS SAVE 40% BUILT TIMEMODULAR HOSPITAL UNITS SAVE 40% BUILT TIME

US: Real estate development company Admares is manufacturing modular hospital…
Branded MedModular, each room unit is designed to be conjoined with others Lego-style, in order to get hospitals built quickly. Units can be delivered to site 90 per cent complete, including all electrical wiring. Philadelphia-based EIR Healthcare has adopted the...

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A PREFAB CABIN BUILT IN UNDER 24 HOURS?A PREFAB CABIN BUILT IN UNDER 24 HOURS?

It can be done. This South American concrete prefab cabin…
Grandio’s Hüga cabin can be installed in under a day and is designed to bring a taste of Danish hygge to its owners’ lives. The Argentinian studio spent two years developing the prefab cabin which it describes as ‘another step...

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AWARD-WINNING SOLUTION BUILD BRIDGES WITH OFFSITEAWARD-WINNING SOLUTION BUILD BRIDGES WITH OFFSITE

Australian company InQuik has developed a unique method of rapidly…
InQuik’s patented technology is comprised of pre-fabricated moulds made from sheet steel with reinforcing rebar matrix. It utilises corrosion resistant solution Magnelis from steel giant ArcelorMittal Europe to create the formwork of the bridge, which is then filled with concrete...

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DFMA to boost Singapore’s construction productivityDFMA to boost Singapore’s construction productivity

The Singapore Government has set aside around $120 million (SGD)…
As reported in The Straits Times, the Government aims to make DfMA the default way of building. The additional funding will be made available under the Public Sector Construction Productivity Fund. In tandem, the adoption target for DfMA methods will...

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Modular facade system targets high rise schemesModular facade system targets high rise schemes

A new facade 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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