First there was mechanisation, then mass production, then automation and now: the fourth industrial revolution, or ‘Industry 4.0’. Enmeshing digital data with physical output and underpinned by the internet, 4.0 thinking is already seeing construction aligning with digitally developed industries, demonstrated most clearly by the use of building information modelling (BIM).Read More
Modernise or die.... but how?
With its echo of Darwin's immortal 'adapt and survive' precept, the title of the UK review, authored last year by the 2017 PrefabAUS conference international keynote speaker Mark Farmer, is a rallying cry for the offsite industry. For the latest edition of Built Offsite see: http://builtoffsite.com.au/issue-06/
As this fifth issue of Built Offsite was being laid out, a report pinged into my inbox showing that Manufactured Housing Estates (MHEs) look set to be a key property growth market over the next decade.Read More
Our main feature on finance demonstrates, a dramatic re-think on funding is needed if the sector is to flourish.Read More
This issue’s look at how offsite construction is responding to the pressing needs of the German market puts the efforts of Australia’s nascent sector into perspective.Read More
In the second issue of the magazine, we’re tackling a little topic called design. This is no mean feat!Read More
The growing momentum of Australia’s offsite construction industry will affect virtually every aspect of construction, transforming the way buildings are conceived, designed, initiated, delivered and maintained. Reflective of this, "Built Offsite" will be a collaborative and resonant voice that will speak to all the professions and players in the building industry.Read More