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ZEDFactory to provide 23 prefabricated homes for college development

Central Bedfordshire College has selected ZEDPods, a new offsite manufacturer of low-cost starter-homes, for a development on college land which will offer 23 prefabricated homes to Dunstable’s nurses, teachers and firefighters

£6.2m offsite housing scheme to help families in need

Families awaiting social housing in Northern Ireland will be able to move in a year earlier as Clanmil Housing Association joins forces with McAvoy Group to deliver new homes using offsite solutions
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)
Offsite Manufactured Housing

Are offsite manufactured homes the answer to London’s housing crisis?

Could offsite manufactured homes be the answer to London's housing crisis? The London Assembly Planning Committee’s latest report suggests it could
Pioneering offsite manufacturing and prefabrication

Pioneering offsite manufacturing and prefabrication

SES Engineering Services' Will Newman shares how offsite manufacturing and prefabrication can improve the construction process while increasing efficiency
quick build homes

Quick build homes could offer the key to tackling the housing...

Tens of thousands of quick build homes could be constructed across the country to reduce the crisis in the housing sector
Housing Crisis

The Farmer Report: could modernisation solve the housing crisis?

The shortage of properties in the UK is a significant problem. Tom Shaw, Director of Ramboll addresses some of the measures that could help tackle the growing housing crisis

An External Wall Insulation solution for Welsh housing

Wrexham County Borough Council outline their push in getting homes ready for the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by installing External Wall Insulation as a...

Meeting the housing shortage

For the UK to be successful at overcoming the chronic housing supply shortage, the industry needs to look beyond traditional forms of construction

Prefabricated timber frame party wall system to be developed

Plans for the first prefabricated timber frame party wall system are among the first projects set to be developed via funding from the Construction...

Housing a nation through off-site construction

Dr Tim Fox, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers argues that a solution to the UK’s housing crisis could lie in the off-site construction sector

Architects embracing the new wave of modular

Without a fresh approach to housing design and delivery, the same issues are likely to remain, Andrew Shepherd, managing director of TopHat, says architects must embrace modular construction to avoid poor design.
Pre-built apartments, 50 Park Street,

Pre-built apartments craned into position on Bristol’s Park Street

Nine pre-built apartments have been lifted by a 200-tonne crane into 50 Park Street, Bristol, through the open roof into the cleared shell of the building.
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Planning, building and operating buildings more sustainably

Efficiency, digitalisation and sustainability go hand in hand when it comes to planning, building and operating buildings more responsibly, says Nemetschek Group.
Connected Modular Construction guide from viewpoint

How can we redefine modular construction for a new era?

Viewpoint, a leader in construction project management solutions, explores what makes this new age of offsite construction bigger and better? What can this generation of modular buildings deliver that prefabrication failed to do? And how will technology help modular become a serious player in all property construction?
volumetric modular technology

The evolution of volumetric modular technology

Richard Hipkiss, development director of the Modular & Portable Building Association, looks at the journey of volumetric modular technology.
net zero carbon homes

Making the stars align for building net zero carbon homes

As AIMCH, the UKs flagship collaborative R&D project, whose aim has been to develop, trial and scale up industrialised housing techniques ends, Stewart Dalgarno, its project director, reflects on its achievements and predicts what’s next on the agenda for building net zero carbon homes.
panelised construction

Panelised construction systems spell the future of MMC

Georgina Bignold, director at Proctor & Matthews Architects, explains how panelised construction systems are bringing new levels of design versatility to MMC housing, taking the industry to the next level
levelling up agenda

Why MMC can be the key to the levelling up agenda

The levelling up agenda is more than just a phrase, it is tangible progress. Joseph Daniels, founder of Etopia, says MMC housing can play a huge role in realising lasting change across Britain.
The Offsite Show

The Offsite Show makes its London debut

The Offsite Show makes its London debut when it comes to ExCeL on 3-4 May. Lead show partner Buildoffsite takes a look at what's in store.
panelised MMC

How panelised MMC can reduce health and safety risk

Panelised MMC for new homes can reduce health and safety hazard exposure by 20% on site, according to the latest report from the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes Innovation Project (AIMCH).
efficient construction

2022 will be a ‘golden year’ for offsite and efficient construction

Des Duddy, managing director at Protrade, explores why 2022 will be a ‘golden year’ for offsite manufacturing and efficient construction.
new euston station design

HS2 Ltd publish new Euston Station design plans

HS2 Ltd has published new Euston Station design plans for the new high-speed railway terminus station, which will feature 10 platforms, and can be built in a single-stage.
wooden modular construction

Wooden modular construction selected for 32 Berlin schools

An innovative method of sustainable wooden modular construction has been selected for the building of 32 schools in Berlin by 2025.
pod accommodation

Pod accommodation: A solution to the homelessness crisis?

 As rough sleeping continues to rise year on year, a solution has never been more urgent. The homelessness crisis is a tough problem to crack, but modular pod accommodation may just be the answer we’ve been searching for, PBC Today explains.
construction framework

Kier appointed to £7bn DfE 2021 Construction Framework

Kier has been appointed to the Department for Education’s £7bn construction framework, which will cover all types of education buildings in England, including schools, universities, and technical colleges.