Singapore partners with Lendlease advancing DfMA platform

Singapore's JTC Corporation and Lendlease to develop joint DfMA digital…
Known for their tenacious policies of embracing modular construction and the future it will deliver, the Singaporean governments own agency dedicated to developing industrial infrastructure, JTC Corporation, is taking the conversation further by signing a  Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with...

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Finland allocates EUR 40 million for low-carbon modular building solutions

Low-carbon modular building solutions access funding to promote innovation and…
Nordic countries are invariably at the more progressive boundaries of tackling climate change (low-carbon modular building solution), and last week they launched an innovation fund of EUR 40 million that Finnish companies and research organisations can apply for. The argument...

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Tiny precast concrete homes have global aspirations

Grandio, based in Argentina have developed a small precast concrete…
Founded 77 years ago in Argentina, it’s now run by two architects and two university lecturers, who, through casual observation, noticed their students were more preoccupied with travel and exploration rather than incurring inter-generational debt to buy a property. Architect...

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Amazing 2021 Fleetwood Challenge Cup finalist designs revealed

Record entries in this year’s inter-University design challenge (2021 Fleetwood…
The pandemic-induced mandate of working from home has triggered record building vacancies around the world and the need to reinvigorate buildings using adaptive re-use. The 2021 Fleetwood Challenge Cup presented a unique opportunity for some of Australia’s most inspired young...

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ABB robotics: going all in with 3D printing for construction

The 2021 Biennale Architettura in Venice features ABB Robotics 3D…
Given that overseas travel remains, well, unlikely, for the foreseeable future, ABB Robotics have produced a video of their latest 3D robotic printer at the 2021 Biennale Architettura in Venice (3D printing construction).And, we’re the beneficiaries of that. According to...

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Financial tide flows for shipping container prefabrication

Built to withstand cyclonic offshore events and unforgiving handling by…
‘Big’ is a commonplace descriptor for the US: big land mass, big cars, big combined populations. Big challenges; among them, a container ship turning circle required to change the course of housing delivery. A Nasdaq listed company called SG Blocks...

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Re-imagining an industry with Dynamic Steel Frame

An encounter can change lives and industries, and Peter Blythe…
With a background in mechanical engineering and equipped with a curious mind, Blythe (Dynamic Steel Frame)immediately saw the potential of LGS (light gauge steel) CNC framing machines.It was, as Peter says, “love at first sight”. Based in Melbourne, Blythe started...

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MMC prefabrication built retirement homes attract government funding

Homes England injects £40m to support new MMC prefabrication built…
The UK’s government agency Homes England has injected £40m funding to support the delivery of new MMC (modern methods of construction) prefabrication built retirement living homes, which will accelerate the construction of 255 homes in Audley Group’s Mayfield Villages portfolio...

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Boxabl: Unboxing the future of prefab

A single tweet from a billionaire helps launch prefab Boxabl…
When Elon Musk recently tweeted he prefers living in a rented US$50,000 prefab Casista by Boxabl, the directors of the company, which started in 2017, probably took of vertically and hit the Karman line. And, they weren't premature in rejoicing...

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Zuru: from toy makers to customised prefabricated buildings

Founded by Auckland’s billionaire Mowbray family in 2004, Zuru currently…
They’re known for being one of the fastest growing toys manufactures in the world, and since 2014 they’ve been developing a project to completely change the way buildings are designed and built (customised prefabricated buildings). It’s called Zuru Tech, and...

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