News about the Commercial Modular Construction Industry

INDUSTRY HEADLINES | Summer 2011

Modular Building Rises High with 19-Story Dorm in UK
The Modules Among Largest LEED Modular Projects in US
Modular High-Performance Medical Facility Featured at GREENBUILD
Repurposed Olympic Legacy Modular Buildings Provide Homes
NYT: Squeezing Costs, Builders Take New Look at Prefab 
Utilizing Modular Construction as a Strategy


Modular Building Rises High with 19-Story Dorm in UK
 
The UK is the world leader in high-rise modular construction, and Futureform is undertaking one of the tallest modular buildings at 19 stories in Wembley. The project, for client Victoria Hall is a student residence with over 438 student rooms. More
 


The Modules Among Largest LEED Modular Projects is U.S.


Modular construction projects are often cited for their efficient use of resources, short construction times and energy-efficient design. While many multiunit projects never get past the planning stages, one multi-unit housing project stands out as a breakthrough in hybrid modular construction. More
 

High-Performance Modular Facility featured at GREENBUILD

If you’re planning on attending Greenbuild this year, be sure and check out Building Design+Construction’s (BD+C) GreenZone Modular High-Performance Medical Facility. The building is designed to meet LEED Gold standards and was built by NRB, an industry leader in permanent off-site construction. More


Repurposed Olympic Legacy Modular Buildings Provide Homes

Seniors across British Columbia are now being provided with much needed affordable living accommodations thanks to an agreement between the Province and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to convert modular buildings for new uses at new locations. More


NYT: Squeezing Costs, Builders Take New Look at Prefab

The technique used to build the Modules, modular construction or prefab, in which major components are assembled off-site, has a long history in the single-family housing market, but its place in the commercial field has been limited. More



Utilizing Modular Construction as a Strategy
 
The construction market will remain competitive for the next several years, and owners will continue to take advantage of the market dynamics when funding is available. To differentiate in the sea of competition will take creative strategic thinking. More
 


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