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Overcoming regulatory barriers for prefab homes

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released a consultation paper that explores the regulatory barriers limiting the uptake of modular and prefabricated home construction. “Builders, trades and homeowners are looking at innovative ways to build – for speed, accuracy and finish,” says HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy Kristin Brookfield. “However, our current building codes, standards, […]

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How do you solve a problem like construction?

One of Australia’s newest Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), Building 4.0 CRC is looking to boost innovation in a sector that has traditionally been slow to change: the construction industry. According to Building 4.0 CRC’s website, for decades building has been plagued by rising costs, stagnant productivity, high waste and low margins. These problems are compounded […]


Rebound offers “once in a generation” opportunity

A new white paper is encouraging leaders from government and industry to use the COVID-19 recovery to transform our traditional construction processes. “The global construction industry cannot continue operating the way it does,” write co-authors Sumit Oberoi and Alain Waha in the paper, titled Industrialised Construction: The Rebound from COVID-19. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, […]

Events and conferences

Modular and prefabrication summits announced

Clariden Global will be hosting an international summit on modular construction and prefabrication in Sydney and Melbourne in February/March next year. The summit will cover topics such as on international best practices in modular construction and prefabrication, building fire protection measures, latest innovations in design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA), customer lifecycle management (CLM), kitchen […]