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The first 3d printed home in Russia

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Technology in Construction | 0 comments

The first 3d printed home in Russia

Russia, attributed with many breakthroughs during the Cold War is now attributed with the breakthrough in a temperate construction war.     The construction industry has been fighting in-house between traditional construction advocates and modular construction advocates. Both advocates have relied upon some of the newer technologies that enable faster and better designs. 3-D printing is one such technology. 3-D printing has been used across traditional and modular construction sites for many years and brought with it advanced...

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Modular Buildings the Answer for Emergency Accommodation

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

Modular Buildings the Answer for Emergency Accommodation

When Natural Disasters Strike – Prefabricated and Modular Buildings can Answer the Community’s Requirement for Fast Rebuild     Natural disasters they hit fast and furiously ultimately destroying homes and lives. Everyone is affected, from the destruction of properties including homes, schools and businesses through to the psychological effects on the population. The community needs to rebuild as fast as possible. Whether temporary or permanent emergency shelter is required. These urgent and often times overwhelming...

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Business Information Modelling – What Is it, How Can It Help?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

Business Information Modelling – What Is it, How Can It Help?

Building information modelling or BIM has permeated the industry and escalating rate. Currently, the United Kingdom mandates building information modelling for all government construction projects. Likewise, Australia, Germany, and the UAE are planning to implement similar requirements. Currently, this process is growing rapidly around the world which means that it has no longer become a question of if, but a question of when. Soon enough the majority of projects will be made using building information modelling and as such companies need to...

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Prefabricated and Modular Buildings – Are they the Future of the Construction Industry

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Modular Buildings | 0 comments

Prefabricated and Modular Buildings – Are they the Future of the Construction Industry

Today the US and European countries have already begun to reap the benefits of prefabricated modular buildings which has not only improved the quality of construction with the speed, safety, as well as sustainability. There are so many projects to keep us from the world thanks to the free trade of materials and access to labour that prefab modular construction has expanded significantly across different sectors including education, health, and housing. City officials have turned to prefabricated modular buildings to accommodate an influx of...

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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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