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.

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
Offsite Construction Awards

2018 Offsite Construction Awards winners announced

Over 400 industry leaders and innovators gathered at Ecobuild on 6 March for the Offsite Construction Awards to celebrate best practice and recognise overall expertise in the offsite sector
offsite

McAvoy announces record year & £20m of new projects

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced a record financial year, accomplishing a 10% growth in turnover to £60m
modular housing

Can Modular Housing deliver for the Private Rented Sector?

To support their target of creating 1 million new homes by 2020, the UK Government desires to build more than 100,000 modular homes – however, project management consultancy Tower Eight, question whether the modular delivery model could support the supply of homes to the private rented sector (PRS)
Modular building

How does modular building actually work?

Ever wondered what happens as part of the modular build process? How do building plans leap from the page and become a reality? MTX Contracts, specialists in modular design and build, show us what happens in seven steps
offsite building

Sadiq Khan approves 21-storey offsite building in Croydon

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans for a new 21-storey offsite building in Croydon
Steel frame

Steel frame specialist offers prisoners career rehabilitation

A Manchester-based steel frame construction specialist is offering prisoners a chance for a new career building homes insulated with Actis Hybrid insulation
offsite partnership

Laing O’Rourke, Stanhope and Network Homes agree “game-changing” offsite partnership

Laing O'Rourke has announced a "game-changing" partnership with developer Stanhope and housing association Network Homes to deliver hundreds of homes across the South East
off-site manufacturing

ilke homes creates 150 new off-site manufacturing jobs

ilke Homes, a UK-based modular homes business specialising in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques, is creating 150 new jobs at its first factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire

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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.