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.

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Wernick to deliver modular teaching facility for Swansea University

Wernick is to construct a two-storey 60 module building on Swansea University’s Bay Campus using the latest innovations in modular design and build.
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CCS reveals 24 suppliers chosen for £1.2bn Modular Building framework

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has chosen the 24 suppliers for its newly-launched £1.2bn Modular Buildings Solutions framework.
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How factory-built bathrooms are driving efficiency

Richard Tonkinson, executive director of bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions, offers some practical advice for specifying factory-built bathrooms.
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The challenges of building defect-free homes

Offsite construction can contribute to improvements in delivering better quality buildings, says a report that calls for urgent changes in the culture and processes of housing construction. Ron Alalouff of TRADA reviews its conclusions.
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A legal guide to offsite manufacturing

Issues surrounding offsite manufacturing was recently launched by Constructing Excellence South West to smooth contractual issues and help the sector.
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Pre-panelised systems stay ahead of the residential game

Ben Gallimore, technical manager at voestalpine Metsec, looks at pre-panelised framing systems, which offer fast, efficient construction without sacrificing quality.
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Designing a better future using modular techniques

Mark Farmer, founding director of Cast Consultancy, looks at the rise of modular construction and examines whether the sector is really ready for take-off.
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Workshops to maximise offsite construction for affordable housing

The first of a series of collaborative workshops to explore ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes has been launched at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC).
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Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

Malcolm Thomson, sales director of Scotframe, discusses offsite timber frame, fabric-first and the new Saint Gobain Multi-Comfort concept.
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Extraspace wins £40m contract to supply modular homes for homeless

Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise (PLACE) has selected Extraspace Solutions to manufacture its modular homes for homeless Londoners.
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RICS report urges government to adopt Modern Methods of Construction

RICS has released a policy position urging ministers to consider how Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) could help ease the ongoing housing crisis.
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The MPBA launches Volumetric Homes Group

Representing a broad spectrum of technologies, the MPBA recently launched a Volumetric Homes Group to reflect the huge demand in the residential sector.
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Value engineering in modular construction

Value engineering should be used at all of the modular manufacturing and construction stages to ensure a robust and cost-effective design.
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Seymour lays foundations for Gateshead Innovation Village

Seymour Civil Engineering has begun laying the foundations for one of the UK’s most innovative housebuilding projects, the Gateshead Innovation Village.

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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.