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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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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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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Energy efficient modular buildings

For modular buildings to be energy efficient, healthy and moisture-free what is required is a holistic approach that manages the balance of Heat, Air, Moisture Movement (HAMM).
MMC Definition Framework,

What is the MMC Definition Framework?

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are viewed as a genuine answer to the problems facing the residential housing market, specifically around the volume of homes being produced.
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Offsite construction start-up Entekra set for expansion

US offsite construction start-up, Entekra, has selected Modesto for its new $35m manufacturing factory, which will see annual production capacity boosted by 3,000 units and the creation of 250 new jobs.
Modular hotel, New York,

World’s tallest modular hotel to be constructed in New York

The world’s tallest modular hotel is on track to be constructed in New York City in the autumn, which will see the creation of a 360-foot tower erected over 90 days.
Structural timber

CSIC and STA to boost innovation in the timber sector

CSIC and the STA have announced they are joining forces to support structural timber businesses across the UK to innovate and grow.
modular homes, PLACE,

£11m funding boost for modular homes in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is investing £11m into temporary modular homes to help homeless families in the capital.
Modular commuter village, Project Etopia,

Modular commuter village tops out homes in 34 days

The first four homes on London’s only modular commuter village have been completed in just 34 days, modular smart homes provider Project Etopia has revealed.

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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.