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The Rise of Modular and Prefabricated Buildings

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

The Rise of Modular and Prefabricated Buildings

Prefabricated buildings are constructed in an offsite factory after which they are transported and assembled on site. Modular buildings are much the same as conventional buildings and they involve assembling the functional components of the building on the construction site. The materials and manufacturing techniques are certainly changing but this concept is nothing new. There have already been many successful cases of modular construction used for high profile projects.  In the USA, South Williamsburg, for example, the Domino Sugar Factory...

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7 Insightful Facts About Modular Classrooms

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

7 Insightful Facts About Modular Classrooms

At ModCon Carpentry a large part of our business is building, transporting and installing modular classrooms throughout South East Queensland.  Below are some of the questions we are regularly asked.   What is modular construction? Modular construction is a construction process whereby the classroom is built offsite under controlled conditions, using the same materials and adhering to the same building codes as conventional construction. Unlike traditional buildings, modular construction is done in different sections and put together the...

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How Prefabricated Buildings Can Help the Australian Housing Crisis.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Residential Building | 0 comments

How Prefabricated Buildings Can Help the Australian Housing Crisis.

Right now the housing price boom has caused an Australian housing crisis which is forcing the government, both federal and state, to look for alternative options for young would-be homebuyers who are increasingly being squeezed out of the market by babyboomer investors.   One such solution, and one which we feel should be promoted more is prefabricated and modular homes. Modular homes are those constructed offsite and assembled on site. While widely used on an international scale with great success, Australia’s housing market has yet to...

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RUOK Day – Tradie Mental Health

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Boys OnSite | 0 comments

RUOK Day – Tradie Mental Health

On the 14th September its RUOK day.  It’s Australia’s national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that we’ve all got what it takes to ask, “are you ok?” and support those struggling with life . How do you start that awkward conversation when you feel a mate is struggling?   Ask Listen Encourage Action Check in Find out more on the RUOK website.  But, don’t just leave it for the RUOK national day, ask everyday and checkin on your mate. Tradie Mental Health     Construction workers, like all individuals,...

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Onsite tradies and skin cancer—Tips to protect yourself

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Boys OnSite | 0 comments

Onsite tradies and skin cancer—Tips to protect yourself

Summer, Skin Cancer and Tradies For those who work outdoors, there is an increased risk of skin cancer. Tradies who work outside are exposed to UV radiation from the sun at longer periods of time compared to people who work indoors. This accumulation of exposure will only heighten the risk of skin cancer. Right now, the UV levels across Australia are high enough to cause permanent damage to your skin. In fact, 95 to 99% of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to UV radiation linked to workplace exposure.     Tradies have...

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A Reflection – The Challenge of Offsite Adoption of Prefabricated Modular Buildings

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

A Reflection – The Challenge of Offsite Adoption of Prefabricated Modular Buildings

Prefabricated modular building construction isn’t being accepted as fast as it could be within the building industry as a viable alternative to traditional building.  With all the cost saving benefits, could the answer be a simple change of mindset and education? We discuss the benefits and the barriers …     Worker Safety Offsite construction has been recognised as a safer and more controlled environment for workers. With increased building completion inside factory settings there are fewer opportunities for errors and...

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Why Use a Modular Building Consultant for Your Next Project

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

Why Use a Modular Building Consultant for Your Next Project

If you are considering investing in a modular building, you should consider using a modular building consultant. A consultant, like any consultant, can help you to better assess your needs, figure out what design you need, what the cost will likely be, and where to look. So first and foremost, what is a modular consultant? Modular consultants provide independent advice for buying and installing modular buildings, including classrooms, site offices, and even remote camps.     Why use a modular building consultant? First and foremost,...

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A history of modular & prefabricated buildings

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

A history of modular & prefabricated buildings

Modular and prefabricated buildings are not a modern invention by any means.   Join us in this journey into the past and learn more about their history of modular and prefabricated buildings …   The first modular buildings are often thought of to be the Sears Roebuck kit homes. However, the origins of the modular and prefabricated buildings date much further back, and in another country. While Sears made a significant impact, modular construction was already half a century old at that time. Modular buildings are defined as those...

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What factors should I consider when choosing a modular office building supplier?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

What factors should I consider when choosing a modular office building supplier?

Before committing to lease or buy a modular office, it is helpful to ask a few important questions. There are companies out there who can provide top notch services and gather this information in advance can save you time and money in the long run. So, before you choose your modular office building supplier, compare the following factors:     Speed Ask about the speed of the company. When you compare different companies side by side you want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. This means making sure you know what speed...

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Prefabricated, Modular Remote Mine Site Accommodation and Offices

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

Prefabricated, Modular Remote Mine Site Accommodation and Offices

An increasing number of companies working in remote locations around the world have benefitted from prefabricated and relocatable modular buildings as the construction source for mine site offices and remote camps.   Remote Camps – Modern and Highly Livable In many of these remote camps, the buildings need to provide modern accommodations, be completely livable spaces with modern facilities, have communication networks set up, and yet be able to withstand inclement weather. Of course, no camp should be aesthetically unappealing...

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