Brave new world: the challenges facing modular construction

Modular and offsite construction are growing fast worldwide, as demand increases for super-insulated, airtight, low carbon new buildings. But from public perception to the need for upskilling our workforce, these new methods still face challenges if they are to take over the market.

Preparing for airtightness in concept and developed design stages

This is the second instalment of our guide running from concept to handover, what needs to happen at each RIBA stage to achieve a successful airtightness test.

Beware thermal bypass – it’s air behaving badly!

Insulation stops heat escaping by blocking conduction. But it can’t do its job properly if heat is also being carried away by unwanted air movement.

Category - Life on the construction site