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 buildings, energy efficient, airtightness

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.
manufacturing factory, entekra,

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.
David Clark, McAvoy Group, offsite manufacturing,

McAvoy appoints David Clark as manufacturing director

Offsite construction specialists, the McAvoy Group, has appointed David Clark as manufacturing director, in the hopes of expanding the company’s production capacity.
modular family homes, innerspace,

Planning submitted to develop UK’s largest low-rise modular scheme

Low carbon modular developer, innerspace homes, has applied for full planning permission to develop 40 modular family homes in the village of Needingworth.
prefabricated homes, housing crisis, construction projects,

Prefabrication: The key to unlocking affordable housing?

Given the current housing crisis and the declining number of skilled workers available to work on large-scale construction projects, an investment in modular housing could offer a cheaper and quicker alternative to traditionally-built homes.
Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs invests £75m in TopHat modular housing

TopHat has secured a £75m investment from Goldman Sachs. The first residential site to use TopHat’s product is the historic Kitchener Barracks in Chatham.
Modular and Volumetric Buildings

Transportability assessments of modular and volumetric buildings

Lucideon is hosting a free-to-attend webinar, ‘Transportability Assessments of Modular and Volumetric Buildings’ on Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 15:00 UK time (10:00 EDT).
MMC working group,

MMC working group develops definition framework

The Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) definition framework has been developed by a specialist sub-group of the MHCLG MMC cross-industry working group.
Fusion Building Systems, Morley Street Mill, Offsite Construction, superstructure, renovation,

Fusion Building Systems awarded offsite steel superstructure

Fusion Building Systems has been awarded a contract by Solus Homes to provide a two-storey superstructure for the renovation of Morley Street Mill in Loughborough.

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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.