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 frame

Steel frame specialist offers prisoners career rehabilitation

A Manchester-based steel frame construction specialist is offering prisoners a chance for a new career building homes insulated with Actis Hybrid insulation
offsite partnership

Laing O’Rourke, Stanhope and Network Homes agree “game-changing” offsite partnership

Laing O'Rourke has announced a "game-changing" partnership with developer Stanhope and housing association Network Homes to deliver hundreds of homes across the South East
off-site manufacturing

ilke homes creates 150 new off-site manufacturing jobs

ilke Homes, a UK-based modular homes business specialising in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques, is creating 150 new jobs at its first factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire
modular homes

BRE develops product standard to support modular homes

David Gall, Associate Director and Construction Products Sector Lead at BRE, says the quality of pre-manufactured buildings and their performance is paramount to provide consumers with the confidence to demand more to meet the challenges of an undersupply of housing and the skills shortages to deliver them
Offsite construction

Design, Sealed, Delivered: Offsite construction changing an industry

Tom Shaw, director at Ramboll, looks at the growing recognition of offsite construction’s potential in tackling the housing crisis and what needs to happen next
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

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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.