Handbook for the design of Modular Structures - available for PrefabNZ Members

The aim of the Handbook for the Design of Modular Structures is to consolidated leading-edge experience and knowledge of advances in modular manufacturing and construction for improving safety, productivity and quality in industrial practices. It is intended to provide integrated solutions and experiences to industry, government and the community including:

  • Design for performance;
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA); and
  • Regulatory compliance.

PrefabNZ and Engineering NZ have free distribution to our Members in New Zealand. Others can purchase the handbook from Monash University here

There is now an Advisory Committee for the MCCB,

James Murray-Parkes (Director) - presenting at CoLab 2018!

James is the head of the Multiplex Engineering Innovations Group, a multidisciplinary team focused on the creation and optimisation of novel engineering solutions for building and engineering structures. James’ unique design capabilities have influenced over 800 projects in the construction, energy and defence sectors and he is widely regarded as a world leader in high load connection innovation and design. James was a founding member and instigator of the Modular Construction Codes Board and has played a pivotal role in the development of the Modular Construction Code and is a professor of practice in the Monash University Department of Civil Engineering.


Yu Bai (Director)

Dr Yu Bai received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, investigating innovative construction materials such as fibre reinforced polymer, and performing research into structural fundamentals which feed into modular construction methodologies. His broader research interests include composite structures, structural connections, fibre reinforced materials and structures, material and structural responses under critical load conditions.

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