A building revolution is beginning in Western Australia as builders reconsider their traditional double brick walls and the concrete suspended slab model for two-story houses. One builder in Perth is leading the way by evolving to using the stiffest structural system in the park and building with prefabricated cassettes. The results are lowered construction costs and shorter construction timelines.
This innovation may be considered part of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) movement championed by Amy Marks, president of US-based XSite Modular. With MMC, components of the construction process are manufactured off-site. Intelligent materials, components and modules are incorporated.
Read the full article “Modern Construction Methods Making Headway in Perth” via Sourceable here.