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Modular Building Design and Modular Building Architecture A compilation of Modular Building Design and Modular Architecture news, trends, case studies, whitepapers and projects for the Modular Building Team
Exterior rendering of mass-timber TimberQuest school building

TimberQuest, which uses prefabricated mass timber components, can significantly reduce a project's design and construction periods. Images: Courtesy of XL Construction

June 10, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

TimberQuest brand seeks to avoid overinvestment in production that has plagued other CLT provid...

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A digital twin of Marishal Square in Scotland

A digital twin of the two-building, 177,000-sf Marischal Square in Aberdeen, Scotland, draws upon sensors that, among other things, alert the management to building-control failures and monitor leasing and occupancy. Rendering: Cityzenith

   

May 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ernst & Young’s white paper makes its cases for the technology’s myriad benefits.

The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

One of iBuilt's factories in Berwick, Pa.

iBUILT operates three factories in Pennsylvania with a combined 2 million sf production capacity. One of those facilities will be fully automated by the end of 2021. Image: Courtesy of iBUILT

January 26, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

iBUILT plans to double its production capacity this year, and usher in more technology and auto...

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Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane

 

December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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Production of Katerra's new window line, made at its facility in Tracy, Calif.

Last September, Katerra, which specializes in modular solutions, launched its high-performance Kova Windows line, produced in its Tracy, Calif., facility. JLL found that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t had much impact on the industry’s adoption of modular construction. Image: Katerra  

December 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new JLL report assesses which tech options got a pandemic “boost.”

modular construction BY koma Modular Construction

Courtesy KOMA MODULAR CONSTRUCTION s.r.o., Creative Commons

December 02, 2020 | Matthew Mueller, AIA, Partner, PBDW Architects

For a building to be truly sustainable, it must maintain the three corners of the triangle para...

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2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross

    

August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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Advocate Aurora's newest Ambulatory Health Center cut a month off of its construction thanks to integrated project delivery that included subs, which is still a rarity in nonresidential building.  Images: John Magnoski

August 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prefabrication played a major role in quickening construction.

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The Weekly”
August 02, 2020 | BD+C Editors

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The We...

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Boxyard RTP will be the first retail complex within the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Rendering: CallisonRTKL

May 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boxyard RTP, made from 38 shipping containers, will serve as a community gathering and social s...

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ACF units modified from existing modular pods

ACF units modified from existing modular containers. Photo: PODS.

April 21, 2020 | CALLISONRTKL

CallisonRTKL and PODS collaborate on repurposed containers for ACFs

MARS Radiology equipment in modules

All photos courtesy FortaPRO

March 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Onsite construction was completed in two weeks.

An exterior wall panel, manufactured by Clark Pacific, is positioned into place. Image: Clark Pacific

An exterior wall panel, manufactured by Clark Pacific, is positioned into place. Image: Clark Pacific

    

February 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gensler has been working with component supplier Clark Pacific on several projects.

DOME provides a secure environment for homeless individuals while they try to find permanent housing. Images: Perkins and Will

November 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

DOME is a Perkins and Will-designed prototype whose goal is to provide bridge housing to the unsh...

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Stacking the deck: Marriott International embraces modular construction

Marriott International has built 50 hotels whose construction included assembly of prefabricated guestrooms or bathrooms. These include a 354-key hotel in Hawthorn, Calif., that may have saved a year in construction time, says Jennifer Abuzeid, Senior Director–Global Design Strategies.

 

August 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The hotel giant has more than 50 projects in the works that incorporate prefab guestrooms or bath...

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Two 40-story residential towers in Singapore were built with nearly 1,900 prefabricated modules. Image: Courtesy of Bouygues Bâtiment International

July 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The state has been pushing for improvements in construction management.

Rendering of completed hotel

All images courtesy Danny Forster & Architecture.

May 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Danny Forster & Architecture designed the building.

Choosing modular construction helped control costs, open sooner, and make the process more efficient.

| January 22, 2019 | MBI

Early check in? With modular construction the answer is yes!

A rendering of the South Lake Union citizenM hotel in Seattle, that is being assembled with 228 steel-framed modules produced in Poland. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson

October 31, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects in several cities are in various stages of development.

CitizenM lounge space

Courtesy CitizenM.

October 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel was originally designed as a cast-in-place concrete structure.

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, strengthening its sales and marketing teams, and further developing its building system. Image: Plant Prefab

September 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Los Angeles-based Plant Prefab targets single- and multifamily construction.

Contractors position in place one of 92 prefabricated exterior panels that were installed for a 12-story hotel in Boston in 13 working days.  Image: Island Exterior Fabricators

August 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabricati...

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Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach modular building

Courtesy AMS

August 02, 2018 | David Malone, ASsociate Editor

Dougherty was the Architect-of-Record.

Offsite construction: Why it’s important for the survival of your firm

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

July 23, 2018 | Michael Swistun, Managing Director, FMI Capital Advisors

The industry is approaching its “heart attack moment,” with so many large projects that are chron...

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May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Skender CEO Ma... read more
May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), micro-building... read more

Image courtesy Rinaldi Group

January 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.

Rendering courtesy of Space Exploration Architecture

January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Archite...

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