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
Latest edition of Built Offsite is available. 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.
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.
Latest edition of Built Offsite is available. In the second issue of the magazine, we’re tackling a little topic called design. This is no mean feat!
PrefabAUS Corporate Member Weathertex voted #1 Most Trusted Brand to cap a great year after earlier becoming the first manufactured product in the world to receive GreenTag Platinum certification for their natural range. Click for more details.
The Habitech Systems sustainable flat pack design was featured in Domain. Click here to read more.
I'll outline five reasons contributing to the difficulties being experienced, but before doing so, I should acknowledge that this view of the difficulty in obtaining funding for offsite construction is not founded on hard evidence. Instead, it arises from conversations with offsite manufacturers, enquiries to PrefabAUS, and discussions at industry conferences.
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It is often the pivotal document in the decision to proceed or not with the project, yet it very often fails to depict some of the benefits and costs associated with the project. There are many versions of the business case being used by different organisations for projects varying in type and size.