Modular steel construction means you can build upwards on an existing building while minimising disruption
Since the beginning of recorded time, construction projects have always been a major part of history. In fact, grandiose construction projects to erect the architectural visions of Pharaohs, Kings, Rulers, and Monarchs was used as a way to put the wealth and power of leaders on display for all of the people their lands to see.
Rammed earth modular housing with photovoltaic windows and roof garden
We seem to be entering a new age of megaprojects as countries around the world mobilise the private sector to invest heavily in multi-billion or sometimes multi-trillion dollar infrastructure initiatives.
Modular homes sometimes referred to as “factory built construction”, encompass a category of housing built in sections typically at a factory location. These houses must conform to local and regional building codes for the country the buyer plans to situate the dwelling.
Is building smaller homes the key to housing London’s first-time buyers – or a matter of concern? Sold at about 20 per cent below local market rate and backed by the Mayor, micro-flats could be the answer for London’s would-be home owners.
The term ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ (MMC) embraces a range of technologies involving various forms of prefabrication and/or off-site assembly.
Building work has begun on a multi-functional sports complex in the Chinese city of Sizhou, west of Shanghai.
Off-site manufacture of housing is not without its opponents, particularly in the traditional masonry sector who lobby hard for a site based approach which is low in capitalisation and highly responsive to the changes in economic circumstances.
In 2008, Mace’s residential “Living” team delivered a social/affordable housing project for developer Pocket Living. With a background in social housing and the support of a major funder, Pocket Living was been set up to provide affordable housing for key workers.