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Enabling Prefabricated Timber Building Systems in Commercial Construction (PNA324-1314)
This project identifies drivers for, and barriers to, the increased use of prefabricated timber building (PTB) systems in Class 2 to 9 commercial buildings, such as apartments, hotels, office buildings and schools. PTB systems in Australia are in a formative stage and yet to achieve broad acceptance in the marketplace as a conventional method of ...Read More
New tool for Prefab building
In what is potentially a world first, a New Zealand company has developed the UniPod, an open-source prefabricated bathroom and kitchen ‘pod’. The UniPod is like a giant piece of Lego and has been designed to be stackable and integrate with other pods for mulit-unit housing. While custom bathroom pods are used globally for the ...Read More
Prefab building makes for sustainable homes of all sizes
Prefab building techniques are being used to develop sustainable dwelling places at both ends of the size scale. As the market becomes increasingly mindful of environmental issues, prefabricated building solutions are acquiring greater prominence because of their heightened efficiency and convenience. A key example of this is a new concept design released by German firm ...Read More