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.

modular building systems

Growth in panelised modular building systems market

The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past 3 years or so, and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017, according to a recent report by AMA Research
Offsite manufacturing

A model of the future?

A sculpture highlighting the potential of modular construction and offsite manufacturing in tackling the UK’s housing crisis has been chosen to be included in the Royal Academy of Arts’ prestigious Summer Exhibition
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Swan takes flight with offsite modular factory

Swan Housing Group has invested in its own factory to deliver much-needed homes through offsite modular construction. Housing minister James Brokenshire recently visited the site to see how this precision-engineered approach can deliver attractive, greener homes while saving money and cutting waste
offsite housing

What’s new? What matters? Is it offsite?

Dennis Seal of Buildoffsite looks at issues and opportunities facing the offsite sector, as well as the growing support for this method of construction in meeting the UK’s housing demand
modular construction

MPBA issue response to Environmental Audit Committee report

MPBA respond to the Environmental Audit Committee report amid claims of overheating, the modular construction sector is keen to set the record straight
modular homes

Ilke homes appointed modular housing provider for Efficiency East Midlands

Offsite technique specialist, Ilke Homes, has successfully gained a place on the Efficiency East Midlands’ (EEM) modular homes Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)
offsite technologies

Offsite experts set the record straight on modular overheating resilience

Buildoffsite, The Offsite Hub and Oxford Brookes University issue a response to clarify the concerns on the overheating resilience of offsite solutions, following some of the evidence presented to the Environmental Audit Committee
London housing crisis

Offsite construction: How can Ireland help resolve the London housing crisis?

Anne Corr of Enterprise Ireland discusses Ireland's close trade ties and world-leading commitment to digital and offsite construction could hold the answer to tackling the housing crisis
offsite construction

Heathrow completes tour of potential offsite hubs

Heathrow’s team has now visited all 65 sites around the country that are longlisted to become offsite hubs for the airport’s £14bn third runway expansion
modular homes

MPs call on government to end public funding for modular homes

The Environmental Audit Committee has said the government should put an end to the public funding of modular homes as they are not resilient to heatwaves
offsite

What does successful collaboration look like in the construction sector?

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights key points raised by guest speaker Alex Notay of Places for People, on the need for collaboration and innovation in the construction industry, with a particular emphasis placed on offsite construction
homlessness in London

Modular housing scheme to tackle homelessness in London

PLACE (Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise) Ltd is looking for modular homes to tackle homelessness in London.
off-site construction

How to use new skills for modular construction excellence

Daltons Wadkin, discuss five key skills to ensure excellence in the off-site construction process, to achieve only the highest of standards
Off-site Manufacture

Radical overhaul of construction sector needed to meet housing demand

The construction sector cannot meet the UK’s desperate need for housing, according to the House of Lords who say off-site manufacturing could be the solution to improving productivity

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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.