News and industry updates 2020

News and industry updates

Keep informed on local and international news relating to prefab designs, scoops, and updates. And read articles PrefabNZ write for the Built Offsite magazine here or read previous newsletters here. Catch-up on PrefabNZ Innovation Bites webinar series here



  • New era for vocational education Read here
  • New houses emitting five times too much carbon – study Read here
  • NZ's first 'climate safe' home offers safe housing on flood-prone land Read here


  • On the West Coast, prefab gains ground for speedier construction Read here
  • RetroFirst: The case for circular public-sector procurement Read here
  • UK’s ‘largest’ modular neighbourhood gets the nod Read here
  • Can tomorrow’s offices combine modular construction with timber? Read here
  • Innovative long-distance multi-disciplinary offsite housing construction program you can complete from NZ Read here
  • ESS Modular completes Ireland’s largest modular ward extension Read here
  • Jump Manufacturing? Mace unveils new offsite tower build system Read here
  • Offsite Ready To Grow Globally Read here
  • “It is time for more offsite methodology and thinking to be introduced into architectural study” Read here
  • Ikea to build around 400 affordable houses in three UK towns next year Read here



  • Ubáli Tropical Living builds eco-friendly modular house in rural Costa Rica Read here


  • The Modular Building Kit You Can Have Delivered To Your Door Read here
  • Housing cure needs careful consideration of all options, not a knee-jerk reaction Read here
  • Offsite: how firms are overcoming the barriers Read here
  • Modular homes in Sweden are specially designed for solar panels Read here
  • Laing O’Rourke confirmed on Giggs and Neville skyscraper | Construction News Read here
  • Councils as modular building champions Read here
  • Swan latest modular firm to ditch CLT for high-rise apartments Read here
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