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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[VIDEO] China builds hospital in 10 days to treat coronavirus patients

The Chinese city of Wuhan has built a new 1,000-bed hospital in just over a week to treat people infected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Timber systems lead the way for offsite home solutions

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses how Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) can overcome challenges currently faced by housebuilders and developers.
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How engineered timber solutions are driving innovation in building

Structural timber technology is seriously reducing carbon emissions. Andrew Carpenter from the Structural Timber Association discusses the benefits of engineered timber solutions.
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BoKlok UK acquires three sites for sustainable homes

BoKlok UK Ltd, the sustainable home provider jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced the exchange of contracts on its first three developments.
DMS Whittington, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), Kier

Kier secures £10.7m modular contract at DMS Whittington

Kier is to design and construct a new £10.7m headquarters at DMS Whittington by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
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ESS Modular completes Ireland’s largest modular ward extension

ESS Modular has just handed over a state of the art 3,300 sq m, 40-bed modular ward extension at South Tipperary General Hospital.
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Can offsite construction be the answer to our green ambitions?

Construction 2025, the joint government and industry strategy, outlines some extremely ambitious targets for the UK construction sector. MEDITE SMARTPLY explores how offsite construction could be the answer to our green ambitions.
Offsite construction, modular construction,

Engaging with offsite construction

Gaynor Tennant of Modularize examines the importance of early engagement in offsite developments.

Guidance to boost uptake of gable wall spandrel panels in housebuilding

Housebuilders are being provided with a new guide on gable wall spandrel panels to help the industry move towards modern methods of construction (MMC).
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New study predicts huge growth in permanent modular construction

Most design and construction professionals using permanent modular construction experience improved productivity and project quality, according to new research.
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Condensation risk in modular buildings

Lucideon looks at the importance of dealing with the risk of condensation in buildings built using modular construction.
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Growth and uptake of modular technology in construction

The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) chief executive Jackie Maginnis discusses the offsite arena and examines the uptake in modular construction.
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Ilke Homes delivers nine zero-carbon modular homes

Offsite manufacturer, Ilke Homes has delivered nine zero-carbon modular homes for SME developer Positive Homes.
Composite panels

Against brick walls: Metal-faced composite panels for construction

Modern Methods of Construction are a new broom sweeping through the UK building sector, with traditional brick walls starting to get brushed aside, according to a growing number of industry players.

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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.