Prefab in the 21 Century

prefabAUS is passionate about all things prefab and we’re not alone!

Prefabrication is on government and commercial sector agendas across Europe, Japan, the US, New Zealand and Australia, where it is seen as an important way of improving quality and value within the slow changing construction industry.

  PrefabNZ’s 2013 exhibition Kiwi Prefab: From cottage to cutting edge

PrefabNZ’s 2013 exhibition Kiwi Prefab: From cottage to cutting edge

Some notable reports that reflect this view are:

  • In Australia, the 2004 report Construction 2020 A Vision for Australia’s Property and Construction Industry by Professors Keith Hampson and Peter Brandon
  • In New Zealand, the 2013 Prefab RoadMap for New Zealand by the industry body PrefabNZ.
  • In the UK, Sir John Egan’s influential 1998 report Rethinking Construction.
  • In the USA, the 2009 publication Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry by the National Research Council

The convergence of this thinking with emerging design and fabrication technologies, coupled with the design community’s interest in design-led construction innovation, means that building prefabrication is now more viablemore relevantmore exciting than ever.