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.

offsite manufacture

Inquiry told offsite held back by ‘lack of trust’

A parliamentary inquiry has been told that procurement models must change and construction companies need to overcome a “lack of trust” if offsite manufacture is to become a success The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee heard evidence from a multitude of expert witnesses as part of its first...
bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions launches RIBA-accredited CPD for bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has launched the only RIBA-accredited CPD training programme for bathroom pods
BOPAS accreditation

Swan Housing Group awarded BOPAS accreditation

BLP Insurance has announced that Swan Housing Group, one of the leading regeneration housing associations in the UK, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for its precision engineered, modular, cross-laminated timber (CLT) homes
Bryden Wood

Bryden Wood awarded queen’s award for enterprise

Architecture and operations consultancy, Bryden Wood, has become one of the first architects to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for innovation that changes the fundamentals of design and construction
offsite homes

Actis welcomes Khan’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

Pan European insulation specialist, Actis, has welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes
West Hill School

McAvoy uses BIM technology for complex offsite building

Offsite construction specialist, The McAvoy Group, has handed over a new school building at West Hill School in Leatherhead, bringing the number of education projects now completed by McAvoy for Surrey County Council to more than 40
off-site manufacture

Inquiry launched into off-site manufacture for construction

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into off-site manufacture for construction
Use of BIM

Exploring the potential of digital technology

Transformation is happening all around us and while other industries have been quick to make the digital leap, the construction industry has been slower out of the starting blocks. Steve Thompson of EOS Facades shares his views on the positive impact technology will have on today’s construction industry
PBC Today

PBC Today April 2018

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of PBC Today. In this issue, Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town & Country Planning Association, looks at how we can deliver more genuinely affordable housing - and argues that councils have a key role to play
offsite construction awards

BSRIA sponsors top accolades at Offsite Construction Awards

BSRIA sponsored the MEP (mechanical electrical plumbing) and POD Technology Award at the Offsite Construction Awards last Tuesday (6th March) at London’s ExCel venue.
Modular housing

Case study: Sustainability and modular housing

Kidbrooke Village in south-east London combines innovative modular construction with sustainability at every level
benefits of offsite construction

Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA, working with its members, industry partners and Buildoffsite, is poised to start work on producing good practice guidance for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction. This guidance is needed now, it would seem, more than ever to encourage and accelerate its uptake into mainstream construction practices, says Kieran Tully
offsite construction

Case study: The changing face of offsite construction

Raymond Millar, Construction Director at the McAvoy Group and Buildoffsite member, looks at the design and offsite construction of a new state-of-the-art academy in Slough and how it was delivered weeks ahead of programme
portable buildings

Avoiding uncertainty with the development of a new learning hub dedicated to modular and...

Uncertainty is a word not often used within the Modular & Portable Building Association, which is currently celebrating 80 years by launching a new specialist accreditation centre and learning hub for its membership and the wider construction industry

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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.