Could Modular Building be the future? You decide.
By: Matt Jones
It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big advocate of innovation within the trades, which is why I was really excited to learn about modular building.
Now before we go on I need to clarify something. No, we’re not talking about living in shipping containers.
I’m always looking out for people and companies that have developed a cool angle on an existing product, or service. Here are another couple of episodes that have a really cool innovative spin:
I stumbled across ArchiBlox on an Instagram post a number of months ago (credit to the folks at Green Elec) and I was very impressed with their product.
Imagine being able to build a home from spec, have it built off site and then have it delivered to location on a truck and installed. Sounds crazy, right?
In this podcast, I do my best to dive as deep as possible within a limited time to ascertain the pro’s, con’s and processes of modular building with Bill McCorkell of ArchiBlox.
Here are a handful of the topics that we cover in this podcast:
- Quality control
- Maintenance and repair
- Structural integrity and loading capacities
- DA and council related legalities
- Connection to other services
- Preferred locations/scenarios
- Renovation possibilities
- Comparisons to traditional development methods
- Thermal advantages (heating/cooling)
- Material sourcing
- Installation costs
- Maintenance costs
- Purchase costs
- Who would modular building suit?
- What is the future?
This is a really cool podcast, with a really interesting man, who has an amazing product.
If you enjoy the episode, please head across to iTunes and leave us a review and feel free to share this web page with someone else that might enjoy it.
You can get hold of the team at ArchiBlox at the following links.