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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.

Modern Methods of Construction

Construction skills shortage reinforces need for MMC, says report

A growing skills shortage in London’s construction sector is reinforcing the need for adopting Modern Methods of Construction, according to a new Centre for London report
Zedpods

ZEDFactory to provide 23 prefabricated homes for college development

Central Bedfordshire College has selected ZEDPods, a new offsite manufacturer of low-cost starter-homes, for a development on college land which will offer 23 prefabricated homes to Dunstable’s nurses, teachers and firefighters
modular building

Permanent design for temporary building at Birmingham University

Architecturally designed and built completely to spec, the new three-storey, modular building on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus is full of unique features
offsite housing solution

McAvoy expands into residential sector with offsite housing solution

The McAvoy Group has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new offsite housing solution for all housing tenures
offsite housing framework

£2bn offsite housing framework revealed

Construction firms will have the chance to bid for a place on an offsite housing framework set to be renewed by procurement specialist LHC, worth around £2bn
offsite

£6.2m offsite housing scheme to help families in need

Families awaiting social housing in Northern Ireland will be able to move in a year earlier as Clanmil Housing Association joins forces with McAvoy Group to deliver new homes using offsite solutions
onsite construction

Balfour Beatty to move 1/4 of current onsite construction to factories

Leading infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty has released plans to incorporate more offsite construction and modular components in order to move 25% of workload to factories.
modular housing

Modular housing partnership to help solve housing crisis

Revolutionary modular housing partnership to reduce the cost of modular housing and offer a potential solution to the UK’s housing crisis
modular construction

Elements Europe awarded £30m for modular residential tower

Private developer Pocket Living has appointed Elements Europe to deliver a modular solution to a 21 storey residential tower
Modular Building

Suppliers announced for Fusion21’s modular building framework

National procurement organisation, Fusion21, has announced the successful suppliers in its newly expanded Modular Building Framework
modular building systems

Growth in panelised modular building systems market

The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past 3 years or so, and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017, according to a recent report by AMA Research
Offsite manufacturing

A model of the future?

A sculpture highlighting the potential of modular construction and offsite manufacturing in tackling the UK’s housing crisis has been chosen to be included in the Royal Academy of Arts’ prestigious Summer Exhibition
offsite modular

Swan takes flight with offsite modular factory

Swan Housing Group has invested in its own factory to deliver much-needed homes through offsite modular construction. Housing minister James Brokenshire recently visited the site to see how this precision-engineered approach can deliver attractive, greener homes while saving money and cutting waste
offsite housing

What’s new? What matters? Is it offsite?

Dennis Seal of Buildoffsite looks at issues and opportunities facing the offsite sector, as well as the growing support for this method of construction in meeting the UK’s housing demand

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