Kāinga Ora ‘container homes’ challenge locals’ appetite for modular housing

‘Container homes’ from China for Kāinga Ora Rotorua modular housing development met with local resistance.
There’s community disquiet in the New Zealand suburbs of Malfroy and Ranolf in Rotorua, with the delivery of what some locals describe as 'container-like' homes by Kāinga Ora, New Zealand’s community housing provider. (main pic: Container homes from China for... READ MORE

Modular sporting stadiums are set to reach fever pitch

The economic logic behind modular stadiums is driving greater acceptance among industries and sporting associations, including the advantages of adaptive reuse.
Amid increasing scrutiny over the allocation of taxpayer money to construct elaborate sporting stadiums, cities and sports clubs globally are turning to modular construction as a viable and cost-efficient alternative. This shift comes as numerous Australian governments have stepped back... READ MORE

Prefabricated structural building panels fabricated from recycled materials

Sustainable Infrastructure Systems develop a prefabricated structural building panel solution made with recycled plastic.
Australian technological innovation may soon turn the tide on the country's soft plastics waste dilemma, with the introduction of prefabricated structural building panels fabricated from recycled materials. Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (SIS), a South Australian composites manufacturer, has crafted these panels... READ MORE

Innovative 3D-printed home built in 18 Hours redefines affordable housing in Portugal

Rapid construction meets affordable living with Portugal's Havelar 3-D printed home.
An affordable starter home has been constructed using 3D printing technology in just 18 hours by Portugal's Havelar. The home, located in the Greater Porto area, is a modest two-bedroom residence covering 80 square metres. (main pic: Located in the... READ MORE

New ICC/MBI standard focuses on MEP elements used in offsite construction

The International Code Council publishes offsite construction standards for MEP.
The International Code Council (ICC), a global source for model codes, standards, and building safety solutions, in partnership with the Modular Building Institute (MBI), the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction, has published a new standard for MEP (Mechanical,... READ MORE

Modular builder Viridi Group in voluntary administration

Strategic setback as Viridi's modular building operations face an unexpected halt.
Viridi Group, a New South Wales-based modular construction company, has gone into voluntary administration due to the suspension of a government contract, casting uncertainty over the future of 115 jobs. Established in 2020, Viridi Group carved a niche for itself... READ MORE

Queensland’s ModFloor and Vuucon partnership signals shift to modular housing 

Queensland-based ModFloor, a specialist in prefabricated building systems, has secured a deal with property developer Vuucon to provide essential building components for large-scale build-to-rent developments in Maryborough, South East Queensland. (main pic: Modfloor’s modular floor assembly being tested.) The first... READ MORE

New Zealand’s largest modular home built by Big River Homes

Big River Homes delivers New Zealand's largest modular home, combining cost-efficiency and record-breaking design.
Big River Homes, a modular construction company located in Balclutha, Otago, has recently completed a modular home that is claimed to be the largest of its kind in New Zealand and possibly a record holder globally. Mark van Asperen, Big... READ MORE

ModnPods set to service the Victorian market with their modular solution

Victorian expansion by ModsPods complements existing modular solutions offered by Queensland based modular manufacturer.
ModnPods, a Queensland-based modular home manufacturer, has broadened its reach by extending its supply and installation services to Victoria. This expansion complements their existing services across Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory, as announced by the company.... READ MORE

Precast concrete modules for Honeycomb House offer alternative vision of architectural innovation

Germany’s Honeycomb House built with prefabricated precast modules reimagines apartment living.
In Munich, Germany, the latest architectural innovation, the Clusterwohnen Wabenhaus, known colloquially as the Honeycomb House, is aiming to redefine urban communal living. Designed by the renowned German architectural firm Peter Haimerl Architektur, the precast concrete modular housing development takes... READ MORE

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