The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-03-31T23:24:18Z Latest prefabrication technology for affordable residential construction unveiled in Sydney today 2016-03-31T23:24:18Z latest-prefabrication-technology-for-affordable-residential-construction-unveiled-in-sydney-today Sydney, April 1 2016 – The newest modular prefabrication construction technology has been unveiled to industry today with the aim of revolutionising the way Australians build their homes.  Designed and manufactured locally, the new proprietary construction system, Modulum, is being implemented in 12 new sites across Sydney and promises to reduce the time and costs associated with traditional construction methods, while providing the design, quality and sustainability benefits common in architectural designed homes. Speaking at the 2016 Australia New Zealand Modular Construction and Prefabrication Conference in Sydney, Modulum managing director, Rohan Little, said that Australian’s are increasingly demanding cost effective, sustainable, quality built homes and are very open to alternative methods of construction. “Australia’s unique environmental factors are now being addressed through innovative construction technologies, while increasing labour costs and trade skills shortages are forcing the need for efficiency. Modulum removes human error and generates zero waste. Far less time on site is required to build a home. Combined this greatly reduces the overall cost of the build for the client,” said Mr Little.  A family home can be designed and built in as little as 12 weeks when using Modulum’s proprietary wall system, roofing system and suspended flooring system. The technology means it can also be customized to any site, allowing for each home design to be unique and enjoy cross ventilation, thermal performance and orientation to site. Modulum is made up of patented, sophisticated composite structures that ensure the external fabric of the building is low maintenance, requiring no painting or up keeping, while also providing a highly efficient insulation system for the home. It also caters for Australia’s harsh conditions, meeting regulation bush fire, flood and heritage related controls; and it is termite proof. “We believe that great design and great quality should be affordable,” said Mr Little. In 2016 Modulum received a federal Government innovation grant, and will host PhD candidates as a training centre within the Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing.