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The Pre-Fab Is Back! - Community Blog View Post - IET Engineering Communities
Modern-day off-site construction techniques could provide a fast, efficient and more environmentally friendly solution to our present day housing crisis. Üserhuus / Tigh Grian pre-fabricated homes that can be pieced together in a day, are on showcase at BRE’s Innovation Park. Check out Pre-Fab homes...
Refurbished House Tests Four-in-a-block Retrofit - Community Blog View Post - IET Engineering Communities
A refurbished house demonstrating retrofit solutions for energy inefficient homes in the UK has been constructed in Scotland. A recreation of a ‘four in a block’ building, the house will enable robust assessments to be made of cost effective upgrading solutions for walls, windows, roofs and services for this building type.
This sculptural facade also doubles as an air-cleaning cladding. The tiles are produced by Elegant Embellishments (called the Prosolve 370e). They are lightweight, thermoformed plastic tiles coated in powdered, photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) which scrubs pollution from the air. #facade #material #pollution
The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Working Party Strategy Paper had the following hypothesis as the basis for the group's work: "Government as a client can derive significant improvements in cost, value and carbon performance through the use of open sharable asset information” Download via: https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/modernbuiltktn/articles/-/blogs/new-construction-strategy?ns_33_redirect=%252Fweb%252Fmodernbuiltktn%252Farticles