RESEARCH PROJECT TO ANALYSE AUSTRALIAN CLT

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY HAS LAUNCHED A PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE FULL…
The research team, led by associate professor Mahmud Ashraf from Deakin's School of Engineering, will test and analyse the strength limits of CLT. A key factor in the analysis is the differences between timber species used in CLT production around...

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TIMBER RESIDENTIAL PROJECT BREAKS GROUND

A GROUND-BREAKING RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN REGIONAL VICTORIA HAS BEEN DESIGNED…
Located in Ceres near Geelong (regional Victoria) the build, under construction at the time of writing, provided a challenge for Nathan Benbow of Vistek engineers and Rob Mansell from Hyne Timber in terms of the design its structure, which is...

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GOVERNMENT BACKING FOR AUSTRALIAN PREFAB

THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT HAS PLEDGED SUPPORT FOR THE PREFABRICATED BUILDING…
The lab is intended to help manufacturers design innovative new prefabricated buildings with objectives of eco-friendliness, affordability and reduced build times. In a media statement, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new lab would support work...

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DEVELOPER BREAKFAST TARGETS EARLY BIRDS

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN MELBOURNE, THE PREFABAUS BREAKFAST SEMINAR: ‘WHEN…
Offsite construction is increasingly being recognised among developers as a way to speed up occupancy, thereby mitigating investment risk, as well as enabling a new, more engaged approached to delivering schemes. A critical factor in success is understanding at what...

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PRECAST AND THE CASE FOR SAFETY

AS THE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CODE (NCC) COMES ON STREAM ON…
After a three-year process of industry comment, review and revision, May 1 will see the adoption of a new National Construction Code (NCC). Triggered by extensive use of non-compliant building materials and combustible cladding, given prominence by the Lacrosse fire...

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US CAMPAIGN TARGETS HOMEOWNERS

US HOME BUILDER CLAYTON HOMES IS DIRECTLY TARGETING PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS…
The Tennessee based company, which is one of the largest home builders in the US, is using the ‘Prefabulous' campaign to showcase the modern prefab home and educate the public about the benefits of offsite construction. The campaign takes the...

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NEW HIGHS FOR SCANDI TALL TIMBER

SCANDINAVIAN TALL TIMBER IS MAKING HEADLINES WITH THE COUNCIL ON…
Located in the Norwegian city of Brumunddal - known for its forestry and wood processing industry, Mjøstårnet measures a total height of 85.4 metres, a feat in timber builds; the tallest timber tower in Australia, 25 King, reaches just 45...

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NEW SOLUTIONS FROM KATERRA

US: TECH DRIVEN CONSTRUCTION GIANT KATERRA HAS LAUNCHED A NEW…
The new launches, revealed at an event on 18 February in Las Vegas, include proprietary software that integrates data gathered throughout the building's supply chain and construction. Apollo software is designed to support the building process from end to end,...

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SCOTTISH JOINT EFFORT TO FOSTER SKILLS

CONSTRUCTION SCOTLAND INNOVATION CENTRE (CSIC) AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING…
The partnership will create a strategic relationship to help identify and deliver the future skills and training the construction industry needs to help it innovate further, resulting in improved productivity across the sector. The initiative will incentivise and support innovation...

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UK START-UP FILLS AFFORDABLE URBAN HOUSING GAP

UK PREFAB SUPPLIER VIVAHOUSE IS GEARING UP TO MEET DEMAND…
The London-based start-up’s vision is to re-purpose old commercial buildings into co-living spaces using bespoke flat-pack panels. Vivahouse units can be assembled in an existing building in a matter of hours, according to the company’s co-founder and chief executive Rajdeep...

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