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Modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years and has even been tipped as the future of the construction sector, but while technology continues to progress, the sector still has many obstacles to overcome.
Modular construction is the method by which a home or building is constructed within a factory setting, offsite. Whilst traditional construction is a process whose primary elements are constructed onsite, modular building techniques allow for the construction of individual modules to be carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the construction site for installation.
We're proud to offer a wide selection of modular construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how modular processes can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.

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McAvoy secures BOPAS accreditation for modular housing solution

Offsite construction specialists, The McAvoy Group, has been awarded BOPAS accreditation for its new modular housing solution.
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How offsite manufacturing can help tackle issues in construction

Dario Teixeira, engineering manager at MIDFIX, explores how adopting new technology and using modern methods of construction could help address productivity and labour issues in the construction industry.
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Offsite would bolster Shelter’s 3m social homes vision, says Actis

A report published by housing charity Shelter stating that three million new social homes are required to solve the housing crisis will require practical as well as economic and political assistance, says insulation specialist Actis.
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Innovative JV to bring modular homes to Wirral Waters

Peel Land and Property and Urban Splash have formed a joint venture to bring modular homes to Wirral Waters, the UK’s largest regeneration project by consented floorspace.
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BOPAS: The benefits of accreditation

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme offers designers, manufacturers and constructors, as well as lenders and, ultimately, buyers confidence in Modern Methods of Construction.
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Caledonian Modular selects IFS Applications 10 for rapid growth

The comprehensive IFS solution is to empower staff at Caledonian Modular with robust support for project manufacturing and construction.
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Construction work begins on Northestowe Homes England office

Construction work has begun on the new Homes England office in Northestowe, which is being constructed using a full modular system.
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Homes England supports modular build pilot scheme

Homes England is encouraging partners to develop and use modern methods of construction (MMC) through a range of initiatives and the provision of development finance.
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Under the spotlight: Top construction trends

Technology is having a profound impact on the construction industry as it embraces innovative and disruptive technologies that were once thought to be science-fiction. Here we take a look at the trends shaping the industry and how companies are staying on top by adopting the latest cutting-edge techniques
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Contractor acquires modular specialists Carbon Dynamic

Multi-discipline contractor Pat Munro has purchased timber modular construction specialist Carbon Dynamic after the firm went into administration in early December.
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Saint-Gobain acquires panelised roofing company

Saint-Gobain has acquired SIG Roofspace Ltd to deliver more offsite manufactured solutions for the housebuilding sector.
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Modular village to benefit commuters in London

Groundworks will commence on Project Etopia’s new modular village in Corby, Northamptonshire, which will contain 47 new homes.

Homes England chooses offsite specialists for Northstowe office

Homes England has selected offsite construction specialist McAvoy Group to construct its new south-east office at the new town of Northstowe, Cambridgeshire.
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DfE reveals plans for £2bn offsite schools framework

The UK government’s Department for Education is to meet with contractors and discuss its plans for a £2bn offsite schools framework.

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