Prefab Construction – Solution or Symptom

Research week at Western Sydney University provides the opportunity to showcase successes from research and practice. The importance of Construction Management expertise to successfully deliver Western Sydney’s Built environment over the next 20-years cannot be over-stated. The importance of the knowledge to be gained about Smart Modern Construction (SMC) and promoting new capabilities to help develop Western Sydney into one of Australia’s leading SMC hubs clearly embraces Research Week’s aspiration

Off-site Construction Assurance – the looming industry Game Changer

Construction's narrative continues to be about it's 'pieces and parts'. There is a continuing reluctance to join-up construction's pieces and parts and parts to deliver the industry's customers the full deal. New construction assurance technologies and products are now becoming the 'game changers' that will rewrite the way construction is procured - globally. The linked article below informed my presentation at PrefabAUS last week. CLICK HERE TO READ DAVID CHANDLER'S

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Building & Housing|Tags: , |

PrefabNZ’s 5-year Impact Report – CoLab16

The launch of the HIVE Book[1] – commemorating the Home Innovation Village, in Christchurch. This PrefabNZ initiative allowed ten high-quality, sustainable, well-designed prefabricated houses to be showcased and offer speedy housing solutions to the Christchurch community post the 2011 earthquake. The UNIPod[2]. This was a collaboration between PrefabNZ, NZIA, RVA, Lifemark, and VUW’s SOAD. The CoLab launch was of the winning prototype by First Light Studio and completed by many

Why Aren’t All Buildings PreFab?

Renowned construction guru and former CEO of Fletcher Construction Group’s Australian, New Zealand, Pacific and North American operations David Chandler OAM is more cautious. While in theory, off-site processes should be less costly compared with traditional on-site construction, Chandler says, questions about whether or not prefab is indeed less expensive are not straightforward and depend upon the benchmarks used. CLICK HERE FOR PUBLISHED ARTICLE

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Building & Housing|Tags: |