Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) and Australia’s leading industry voice on construction transformation PrefabAUS.
Heathrow Airport today launches a nationwide tour of 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for Heathrow expansion. ‘Logistics Hubs’ will help ensure that businesses across the UK can form part of the airport’s supply chain, enabling Heathrow’s new runway to deliver a legacy of construction excellence across the UK.
A new housing category offers affordable certainty for home-seekers and possible opportunity for the offsite construction sector.
To find out more see the latest edition of Built Offsite magazine.
Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) aims to tackle issues arising in the delivery of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable built environments in developed and developing countries, which accommodate people with different socio-economic backgrounds that relate to ages and abilities.
Prefabaus 2017 Conference Wrap - UK thought leader mark farmer led a dynamic speaker line-up at the prefabAUS 2017 conference in Melbourne, which offered an examination of both challenges + solutions and highlighted the pressing need for change.
HIA's Summit: Manufactured Building Products - Where to from here? was held 12 October 2017 in Sydney. HIA has kindly made the presentations available via the link below.
The world’s tallest building using a concrete prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction (PPVC) system is being built in Singapore. TheClement Canopy condominium project that is the first structure on the island to use an all-concrete version of the PPVC system.
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/
Sweden is the leading exponent of panelised building systems, with around 80 per cent of its housing incorporating elements prefabricated in factories to reap the construction time, quality and labour efficiency advantages.
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.
Western Sydney University has established a Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) within the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics as an important and timely initiative which will make the western Sydney constructors future ready.
Our main feature on finance demonstrates, a dramatic re-think on funding is needed if the sector is to flourish.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training has issued an Expression of Interest Request relating to modular permanent school buildings.
2016 Highlights include:
- our third annual conference held in Sydney in October
- the launch of the Built Offsite publication
- pre-launch of the Modular Construction Code
- continued strong growth of PrefabAUS membership
- distributing PrefabAUS logos which members can use to as evidence of membership
- establishing a solid financial position for PrefabAUS to continue and expand it activities
- and the upgrade of our website which went live in September
This review adopts a structure of evaluating the construction industry’s current and future state which has a strong medical process analogy
- Identify the symptoms
- Diagnose the root causes
- Provide a prognosis
- Establish a treatment plan for recovery
- Keeping the industry under observation
Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is pleased to welcome PrefabAUS as an ACIF Member, bringing to the industry table one of the newest and fastest growing sectors in building and construction – prefabrication.
Last month, PrefabAUS co-hosted the pre-launch of the Modular Construction Code, the first of its kind in the world.
Developed by the Modular Construction Codes Board (MCCB), it is a collaborative research project with Monash University, jointly funded by the Victorian Government and private industry.
Smarten up construction? Why would we want to do that?
Well, if your new phone arrived with scratches, poorly fitting parts and some features not working you would be decidedly unimpressed. A similar experience with a new car would have it branded a ‘lemon’.
Built Offsite – a new publication dedicated to offsite construction
Launched at the PrefabAUS Conference in Sydney in October, Built Offsite is expertly put together by Boston Publishing.
Melbourne has become the home of Australia's tallest prefabricated building.
We will all have our own view as to what we think prefabrication and offsite construction is, and whatever your view is, I suggest that it is unlikely to be wrong.