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.

Steel Framing Systems

Rethinking construction

Steel Framing Systems (SFS) make up a substantial part of the offsite solutions portfolio – from structural panels to complete frames, plus a variety of roofing, volumetric modular options and infill walling applications. Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades, shares his perspective on the budget and how the industry can meet the specified target of 300,000 homes per year by 2025
Modular building

Modular buildings lead the way for offsite

How do manufacturers and installers of volumetric offsite construction ensure sustainability and compliance when the key priority is time? Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association, shows how the industry has been leading the way longer than you think
Offsite construction

McAvoy completes building installation for new school

Offsite construction specialist, The McAvoy Group, has craned the final modules into position on site at the new Concordia Academy in Romford for a building to accommodate 630 primary school children
offsite construction

Why geometry is more important to offsite construction than data

The focus on the value of data in offsite construction is understandable but, cautions Lee Mullin of Autodesk, the importance of geometric design information cannot be overlooked
logistic hubs

Heathrow reveals list for offsite construction logistic hubs

Heathrow Airport has produced a list of 65 potential logistic hub locations to serve as centres for offsite construction, selected from an initial 121 applications
school buildings

Report suggests new school buildings could save DfE billions

A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has found that modern Schoolhaus could meet the growing demand for new school buildings while saving the DfE billions
BIM4SME Awards

McAvoy wins RICS BIM4SME Award

The McAvoy Group has won a major industry award for its commitment to adopting and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) in its offsite construction projects
Dalston Works

Dalston Works project showcases the future of cross-laminated timber

Work has been completed on a 10-storey carbon-neutral apartment complex in Dalston, London, claimed to be the "world's largest cross-laminated timber building"
modular homes

Swan Housing delivers modular homes

Swan Housing Association has delivered its first modular homes to their Basildon development
PBC Today 17

PBC Today October 2017

This edition of PBC Today includes many articles covering subject areas such as planning, housing, BIM, building control, health and safety and energy efficiency.
offsite construction solutions

Can offsite construction solutions kick-start a housing revolution?

The Greater London Authority’s Designed, Sealed, Delivered report calls on Mayor Sadiq Khan to kick-start a “housing revolution” through offsite construction solutions. Tim Hall of Buildoffsite offers his thoughts
offsite timber construction

Unlocking the full potential of offsite timber construction

Offsite timber construction could meet much of the government’s target for new housing, says Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the Structural Timber Association
modular construction

Modern building means modular construction

Traditional building methods will not tackle the housing crisis. It's time to embrace modular construction, says Kieran White, Vision Modular Systems
Offsite Manufactured Housing

Are offsite manufactured homes the answer to London’s housing crisis?

Could offsite manufactured homes be the answer to London's housing crisis? The London Assembly Planning Committee’s latest report suggests it could

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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.