Another New 2,000-unit modular home factory Modular builder Project Etopia has partnered with panellised construction firm 4wall on a 4,650 sq m factory, to be built in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It will produce 2,000 homes a year at the rate of five three-bed homes a day.
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Award Winner is also Research Innovation Stephen Cousins reports that researchers at Newcastle University are studying energy use by creating a ‘Digital Twin’ of a new Urban Sciences Building (USB) to monitor and tweak performance and test future operational scenarios. The 12,500 sq m building is the centrepiece of a new development called the Helix, […]
Multiple Combined Technologies Many believe that a smart building has been enhanced with intelligent systems and implements green building concepts. That is far from the truth. A smart building uses a combination of multiple technologies, automated controls and decision-supporting software that provides a rapid and responsive environment.
‘Crane Style’ Printing Denise Chevin, of BIM Plus reports that Italian printing specialist WASP has taken another step forward in 3D printing by developing the technology to form a structure made out of clay and food waste, using a new “crane-style” printer.
‘Smart’ is still lacking Writing in The Verge, Dan Seifert reminds us that today we can have a fully connected home complete with sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, air quality, energy usage, and more, and check in on almost any appliance from anywhere in the world with just a smartphone.