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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.
Sydney Build is part of Oliver Kinross's Build Series, also taking place in London, Chicago and New York. First launched in 2016, the expo is dedicated entirely to building and construction opportunities in Sydney and its surrounding regions.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the appointment of Mr Chandler was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to implementing the biggest overhaul to building laws in the State’s history.
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.
In London last week at an event attended by 140 people, Cast launched a new digital app that it has been working on for the last 20 months. Developed in partnership with Bryden Wood, PRISM is the first web based app in the world operating on an open source basis and supported at a city government level.
The UK Government launched a cross industry working group tasked with supporting the mortgage finance, insurance and valuation communities in better understanding and supporting the greater use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) across residential development.
From safety to efficiency to sustainability, there are so many reasons to get on board the prefab and modular building movement.
The Industry, Science and Technology Minister will announce a study on Sunday which will look at ways to develop the prefabricated building industry.
The Swedish company's joint venture BoKlok is working with Worthing council to build affordable homes. The 2017 prefabAUS study tour included a visit to the BoKlok factory in Sweden as well some of their completed homes.
The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s manufacturing and building and construction sectors, with support for the prefabricated building industry.
Co-located with National Manufacturing Week (NMW), Austech is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. In total, a total of 170 organisations have booked stands at this year’s exhibition, with the exhibition floor space occupying more than 6,400 square metres – a footprint unprecedented in two decades of Austech expos.
With housing affordability and accessibility now universally recognsied 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.
prefabAUS is delighted to announce that registrations for the 2019 Study Tour to the UK (England and Scotland) are now open. The program has been carefully curated, with additional speakers and project/factory visits being finalised.
While the building sector remains largely segmented, the Silicon Valley tech company chairman and co-founder has set his sights on nearly every construction vertical down to, yes, the kitchen sink.
Construction companies are engaging with offsite methodologies, indicating the potential for momentum to grow in large scale schemes.
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.
An eight-company portfolio now makes manufactured housing's No. 1 player a top 20 home builder. Here's what it means, and why it matters.
Virtual reality, digital design and offsite manufacturing technologies are the future of UK construction thanks to £72 million investment from the government.
Groundbreaking model for building codes helps municipalities save money, protect resources and increase the resilience, safety and standards of living for communities across the globe
As one of the biggest and most professional prefabricated building exhibition in the world. every year PMMHF treats its visitors with a rich variety of prefabricated buildings, container homes, Steel & Wooden structures, mobile houses, and passive houses.
The Framework reforms released on 1 July 2018 focus on three broad areas identified through industry consultations: more consistency and standardisation; more efficiency in time and cost of procurement processes; and improving capability in procurement across both government and industry.
Forget sustainability and trust, you will get that in a box for “free” from Google’s Sidewalk Labs
A behind the scenes look at Australia’s leading construction conference
Just like our industry, the prefabAUS Conference is growing every year. Since the inaugural event in 2014, the prefabAUS Conference has evolved into Australia’s premier building conference, attracting industry leaders, keynote speakers and construction enthusiasts from around the world. The prefabAUS 2018 Conference has been more than 12 months in the making – and, with just a few months left to go, we’ve entered peak preparation mode.
As the leading conference for the built environment, the prefabAUS Conference is one of the most anticipated events on the construction industry calendar. After four hugely successful years in Melbourne and Sydney, the Conference is heading north, with two days of education and inspiration commencing on Tuesday 11 September 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This breakfast is an opportunity to network with decision makers and business leaders responsible for sales, development, planning and investment.
Tickets include a 30% discount on the Australian Construction Market Report, a buffet breakfast and the briefing by our Head Forecaster and panellists.
Have you confirmed your place to be part of the prefabAUS North America Study Tour? If not, what are you waiting for! With limited numbers, places are filling up fast.
Following on from his International Keynote Speaker presentation at the prefabAUS 2017 Conference, Mark Farmer was in Sydney in March 2018 for the Construction Opportunities in Western Sydney: Modernise or Die conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) and prefabAUS.
Population growth and new approaches to learning have fostered innovation in the area of education building delivery, with prefab and offsite solutions positioned to meet burgeoning demand.
There is nothing outwardly special about the Hammer Band apartment complex in the southern Stockholm (Sweden) suburb of Bandhegan.