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Robotic modular factory planned for Idaho as US prefab investment rises

Amid a surge of investment in offsite manufacturing in the US, plans have been announced for a large, robotic, volumetric modular factory in Nampa, Idaho. Its promoter, the modular consultant Prefab Logic, said it would be...
14th February 2019

mac Skystone modular joint venture to target surging residential demand

A new joint venture between Irish construction and fit-out firm mac-group and modular specialist Skystone is set to tap into surging demand in Ireland to quicken up residential delivery. The new joint venture offers solutions to mitigate...
13th February 2019

Skender hires Stacy Scopano as chief technology officer

Skender, a vertically integrated design, construction and manufacturing firm based in Chicago, has hired Stacy Scopano as chief technology officer. Scopano will be charged with ensuring Skender is continually evolving its technological...
12th February 2019

Prefab start-up Katerra to get another $700m from SoftBank

Silicon Valley prefab builder Katerra is set to receive a further $700m investment from Japan's SoftBank, putting the four-year-old company's value at more than $4bn, says a report. The deal, reported by tech news site The Information,...
16th January 2019

Can new home building tech help solve the affordability crisis?

As construction costs soar in cities, more and more companies and governments are imagining a different model: building off-site and then trucking fully constructed apartments in from the suburbs. Inside a sprawling former submarine...
12th December 2018
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