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Venture Capitalists are Stalking the Modular and Prefab Industries

What happens when you are one of the biggest High-Tech companies in the world and your employees can't afford to live near your offices? It would be embarrassing if they had to live in a tent under a bridge or worse yet in one of those California...
26th September 2018

Amazon invests in a prefab module supplier

Los Angeles-based Plant Prefab targets single- and multifamily construction. Plant Prefab operates a 62,000-sf modular production factory in Rialto, Calif. It plans to use its latest series of financing to invest in new senior hires,...
25th September 2018

Laing O’Rourke team installs 195m-long bridge

The Ayliffes Road Bridge was moved into place using self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) operated by specialist Sarens. The 3,600t structure was the final - and largest - offsite-manufactured bridge on the project. The AU$620m...
14th September 2018

"American first": Chinese steel modules make California

A four-story apartment building has been erected in Berkeley, California in just four days using steel modules manufactured in China. Its developer claims it is the first such use of Chinese modules for building in the US, but said the approach...
20th August 2018

In a first, Hilton goes modular for San Francisco hotel project

Dive Brief: Home2 Suites by Hilton, the chain's mid-tier, all-suite, extended-stay brand, announced that it would use modular construction to build a new property north of San Francisco International Airport. This will be the first modular...
20th August 2018
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