Modular Construction News

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.

Heathrow expansion

Heathrow launches nationwide tour of sites bidding for Heathrow expansion

Heathrow Airport today (9 February) launches a nationwide tour of 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for Heathrow expansion
BIM Today

BIM Today February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of BIM Today. This issue includes a wide range of articles from across the BIM community, looking at everything from the application of blockchain technology in digital construction to the latest research on the understanding of BIM-related contract issues and the UK projects recognised in the annual Be Inspired Awards for BIM advancement.
skills shortage

FMB’s skills shortage report highlights worst ever levels

A report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), highlighting the fact that the skills shortage of construction workers has hit its worst ever levels, is the latest sign that offsite housing volumes must be increased to help overcome the housing crisis
Offsite Construction

BSRIA support MEP Award at Offsite Construction Awards

BSRIA is again supporting the Offsite Construction Awards which celebrate the best in precision building design and delivery
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PBC Today January 2018

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of PBC Today. In this issue, we sit down with John Hunt of Enterprise Ireland to discuss offsite, digital transformation and the impact of Brexit on construction on both sides of the Irish Sea. We also examine the implications of the Budget for...
new homes

Legal & General confirms new 515 home site

Legal & General has confirmed the acquisition of a 78-acre site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire – with outline planning for 515 new homes
Modular Room System

Modular Room System at Birmingham University

FP McCann present a case study of their Modular Room System being utilised on new Birmingham University Student Accommodation Products Supplied: Precast concrete modular room systems Site: University Locks, Birmingham Contractor: John Sisk & Son Client: Birmingham City University One of the most prominent regeneration projects in Birmingham is the £48 million canal side prestigious student accommodation scheme at University...
offsite

Going offsite is the solution to the UK’s housing crisis: Discuss

Well, not quite the only solution but offsite is certainly a solution that can shake things up, says Ian Pannell of Buildoffsite
Offsite sector

Budget 2017: Rethinking construction through offsite

Steve Thompson, managing director of EOS Facades, shares his perspective on the Budget and how the industry can meet the government’s target of 300,000 homes per year by 2025
Timber frame

New era for Scotframe as timber frame market continues to grow

It’s an exciting time of expansion and growth for offsite timber frame specialist Scotframe
Offsite

Exporting Ireland: Offsite, digital and the future of Irish construction

PBC Today talks to Enterprise Ireland’s John Hunt, about the role of offsite and in improving efficiency, delivering “wow factor” and tackling the housing crisis on both sides of the Irish Sea
modular buildings

McAvoy wins place on modular buildings framework

The McAvoy Group has been appointed to the LHC Modular Buildings Framework, which has a combined value of more than £1bn. The LHC is one of the UK’s longest-established public sector procurement specialists
Constructing Excellence

Constructing Excellence calls for drastic digital transformation in construction

At its Annual Conference on 12 December, Constructing Excellence is revealing a new strategy that aims to accelerate the digital and offsite revolution (including AI, factory production, BIM and open data) in the construction sector
Offsite

Offsite solutions named in ‘1000 companies to Inspire Europe’

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has been recognised as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe

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Modular Construction News

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.