International News

This news room houses a collection of industry news articles and press releases from various different sources from around the world, click on the links below to read more:

Offsite pioneer Katerra to close original component factory in Phoenix

5th December 2019

America's high-tech offsite construction pioneer Katerra is closing its original building-components factory in Phoenix, Arizona at the end of this year, with a loss of 200 jobs. The SoftBank-backed start-up said the 250,000-sq-ft...

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World’s tallest modular hotel goes up in New York, with help from Autodesk

26th November 2019

New York City construction company Skystone is erecting the world's tallest modular hotel using Autodesk software for project delivery. The AC Marriott New York on 6th Avenue will have 168 rooms over 26 storeys. ...

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Prefab builder Katerra picked for tech office block in India

26th November 2019

Silicon Valley-headquartered prefab builder Katerra has been selected by a developer in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India to design and manufacture a 10-storey office block in the city. Vaishnavi Tech Square, commissioned by developer...

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European consortium forms to “take multi-storey timber mainstream”

18th October 2019

Armed with €10m in EU funding, a consortium of 21 European companies and organisations has formed to try and make timber the material of choice for multi-storey buildings instead of steel and concrete. Their aim over the next four...

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Lessons in Collaboration

12th October 2019

In our continuing exploration of offsite manufacture from around the world we take a look at the construction of an innovative learning centre at Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne. Roy Hoult AM, a respected member of the local...

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