A McGraw-Hill survey notes that Modular and Prefabrication processes have the ability to shrink project schedules by over a month, cut budgets by at least 6%, and reduce construction site waste by 5%. When any expenditure contributes to the bottom line in project management these metrics cannot be ignored. However, because modular and pre-fabrication construction is an underdeveloped method in the Australian market, there remains low confidence that these processes are in fact the most cost effective and practical solutions for a project. Ahead of the 8th Annual Modular and Prefabrication Summit 2017 we look at 5 innovative projects employing modular and prefabricated construction methods and explore the benefits of these methods on project cost, quality, sustainability and project delivery times.
Ahead of the Modular Construction and Prefabrication Summit 2018 we chat to Roger Wallis, Asset Planning Engineer with Monash University’s Building and Property Division. In this article Roger shares how and why Monash has incorporated modular design and construction into its current projects, which include the $31 million Peninsula student accommodation and the $100 million Technology & Engineering Building, and delves into the benefits, limitations and challenges of modular construction in Australia.
Ahead of Modular Construction & Prefabrication Australia 2018, we speak to Julian Anderson, Director at Bates Smart and his thoughts on the use of CLT and how it improves safety, reduces construction time and allows for a more environmentally friendly way to build bigger, taller, more aesthetically appealing buildings.
Insights from Early Adopters: Effectively Leveraging Modular Construction and Harnessing Long-Term Benefits
Ahead of the Modular and Prefabricated Construction Summit 2018 we take a look at three modular early adopters – the Western Australian Department of Communities, Monash University and Queensland Health – who are already reaping the rewards of this time efficient, high quality production method. In this report we delve into their modular and prefab projects and explore how and why modular is an innovative and attractive option.