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.

GEO|Design+BIM

GEO|Design+BIM 2018 opens call for speakers

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and BIM in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, is now accepting speaker proposals
offsite construction

Open day to offer insight into offsite for student accommodation

On 27 June, Fusion Building Systems will be holding an open day at its Northampton manufacturing facility for architects, contractors, developers and investors working in the student accommodation sector to learn about the opportunity for light gauge steel as an offsite construction system
offsite

Actis backs NHBC’s call for more offsite homes

The NHBC’s call this week for a drastic shift towards building more offsite homes in order to reach government housing targets has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis
offsite manufacture

Inquiry told offsite held back by ‘lack of trust’

A parliamentary inquiry has been told that procurement models must change and construction companies need to overcome a “lack of trust” if offsite manufacture is to become a success The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee heard evidence from a multitude of expert witnesses as part of its first...
bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions launches RIBA-accredited CPD for bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has launched the only RIBA-accredited CPD training programme for bathroom pods
BOPAS accreditation

Swan Housing Group awarded BOPAS accreditation

BLP Insurance has announced that Swan Housing Group, one of the leading regeneration housing associations in the UK, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for its precision engineered, modular, cross-laminated timber (CLT) homes
Bryden Wood

Bryden Wood awarded queen’s award for enterprise

Architecture and operations consultancy, Bryden Wood, has become one of the first architects to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for innovation that changes the fundamentals of design and construction
offsite homes

Actis welcomes Khan’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

Pan European insulation specialist, Actis, has welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes
West Hill School

McAvoy uses BIM technology for complex offsite building

Offsite construction specialist, The McAvoy Group, has handed over a new school building at West Hill School in Leatherhead, bringing the number of education projects now completed by McAvoy for Surrey County Council to more than 40
off-site manufacture

Inquiry launched into off-site manufacture for construction

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into off-site manufacture for construction
Use of BIM

Exploring the potential of digital technology

Transformation is happening all around us and while other industries have been quick to make the digital leap, the construction industry has been slower out of the starting blocks. Steve Thompson of EOS Facades shares his views on the positive impact technology will have on today’s construction industry
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

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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.