Built Offsite - Issue 17

Is disruption's time coming?
Demand for offsite + MMC and the technologies that support them, is on the rise in major global markets, while in Australia, move to advance the knowledge exchange and create industry pipeline, along with investment in 'ConTech', indicate a new growth phase.

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Brooke Adams
Built Offsite - Issue 16

Concerns over how to deal with the leftovers from our building activities are not new. In the early 2000’s Cradle To Grave (C2C) thinking essentially envisioned the substitution of toxic base materials with more environmentally friendly ones. C2C and other concepts such as “Zero Waste” have held currency for some time, but now thinking is turning to the term ‘Circular Economy’ (CE), an approach that envisions buildings as repositories of value, with potential implications for offsite construction.

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Brooke Adams
Built Offsite - Issue 15

Text: With housing affordability and accessibility now universally recognised as among the most pressing challenges economies throughout the world, the extent to which government is engaged in encouraging new methods of construction is manifesting in diverse ways globally.

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Brooke Adams
Built Offsite - Issue 13

Offsite construction methods are incrementally re-shaping the construction delivery model in Australia. As the process unfolds, new ways are emerging for developers to engage more directly with value chain participants and even with end-users. 

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Brooke Adams
Built Offsite - Issue 11

In the quest for buildings that are highly sustainable, strong, fast to construct and comparable financially with traditional methods, structural panel systems offer numerous advantages. 

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Brooke Adams
Built Offsite - Issue 7

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).

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Brooke Adams
Built Offsite - Issue 5

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.

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Warrren McGregor
Built Offsite - Issue 1

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.

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Warrren McGregor