UK Government inquiry into MMC failures continues

The next part of the UK Government's MMC inquiry underscores the vital role of government support.
Increased government assistance is essential for the industry to achieve MMC housing objectives, an expert advises members of the House of Lords. An academic informs members it's "very difficult for the supply side to do this on their own". The... READ MORE

Built by Nature launches global prize for biobased construction innovation

Prize to accelerate market entry of biobased construction innovations.
Built by Nature, a network and grant-making body located in the Netherlands, has published details of a global competition with a €500,000 (AUD $838,000) prize pool, dedicated to promoting and enhancing the use of biobased construction materials. This initiative marks... READ MORE

UK modular builder M-AR enters administration

Creditors fear £4m (AUD $7.7m) blow from UK modular builder M-AR entering administration last week.
In late October, UK-based modular builder, Module-AR (M-AR), situated in Hull announced its intention to enter administration. It has now formally entered administration with suppliers and subcontractors facing substantial losses. Records at Companies House (UK’s equivalent to Australia’s ASIC) reveal... READ MORE

Lean Construction Institute publishes Lean Education posters to modernise construction practices

U.S-based Lean Construction Institute seeks to empower construction sites with Lean knowledge and practices.
The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) located in the U.S. is on a mission to fundamentally transform the construction industry. At the heart of this initiative lies the adoption of Lean thinking and practices, driven by the core values of inclusion,... READ MORE

Enthusiasm for energy-efficient homes may ignite a surge in modular housing

Modular housing to benefit with demand for energy-efficient homes identified in a report by Make UK Modular.
The 'Green Shoots: The Future of UK Housebuilding' report by Make UK Modular has shown public backing for more energy-efficient homes. Conducted by market research company Savanta, the study surveyed 2,300 UK adults to assess their opinions on energy-efficient homes... READ MORE

3D-printed affordable housing apartment building in Germany

Germany's affordable housing sector is set to be being transformed by 3D printing.
The advent of 3D-printed construction is gaining momentum, with a novel new low-rise apartment building in Germany taking shape. The social housing initiative is using advanced 3D printing technology in collaboration with timber to provide affordable housing. The affordable housing... READ MORE

Korean convenience store with 5,500 outlets to sell modular homes

Modular homes are set to enjoy maximum convenience with Korean Emart 24 always open for business.
On your next trip to Korean convenience store Emart 24, along with a loaf of bread and a litre of milk, don’t forget to buy a modular home. Since establishing the business in 2014, Emart24 has expanded rapidly to over... READ MORE

Cross-laminated timber modular buildings designed to withstand 300 km/h winds

Changing global weather patterns and rising insurance costs have led one modular builder to construct exclusively with cross-laminated timber.
According to a recent report by Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, severe thunderstorms accounted for up to 70% of all insured natural catastrophe losses in the first half of 2023. Global insured losses from natural catastrophes reached... READ MORE

L&G Modular sinks deeper into the red

Modular home builder, L&G Modular, losses keep mounting.
U.K.-based L&G Modular's struggles deepen as the company's financial distress mounts, with losses edging towards £300m (AUD $576m). The insurance heavyweight absorbed a substantial £120m loss in its modular housing venture last year, as revealed in the latest financial disclosures.... READ MORE

iBuild Building Solutions wins Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024

The Victorian winner of the 'Outstanding Growth' category in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024 has been awarded to iBuild Building Solutions.
Situated in Mulgrave, Victoria, iBuild Building Solutions is the Victorian winner of the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024 'Outstanding Growth' category. This award highlights the company’s contributions to technological advancements within the construction sector. (main pic: ibuild’s two-bedroom Mackay... READ MORE

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