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FUSION ENERGY – THE GAME CHANGER, EVENTUALLY

Fusion energy is perhaps the longest of long shots. To build a fusion reactor is essentially to create an artificial star. Scientists have been studying the physics of fusion for a century and working to harness the process for decades. Yet almost every time researchers make an advance, the goal posts seem to recede even […]

MODULARIZATION – A CLEAN POWER JOURNEY

ABU DHABI, UAE, Jan. 18, 2022:  Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, officially launches the brand-new central inverter — “1+X” Modular Inverter at World Future Energy Summit, a high-profile international event for global sustainability and transition to clean energy. “1+X” Modular Inverter is the most innovative central inverter solution which Sungrow is […]

Wates Residential searches for sustainable innovations to build net zero homes

Wates Residential, part of leading privately-owned construction, property services and development company Wates Group, is launching a new campaign to find innovative, sustainable technologies and materials that will help it build Net Zero homes and achieve its environmental targets.   Aiming to generate Net Zero carbon operationally and to halve energy consumption by 2025, Wates […]

FUSION DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

A fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded three new contracts by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to continue work on Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), a flagship program to design and build a commercial-scale fusion energy plant. Under the contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide […]

ROBO BRICKIES

 A European-style house structure recently completed by FBR’s Hadrian X robot   FBR’s Hadrian X robot completes structure using Wienerberger’s Porotherm clay blocks Australian technology firm FBR has announced it’s Hadrian X robot has completed work on a housing structure, using Porotherm clay blocks from Austrian materials producer Wienerberger. The structure, which was built in […]

Bellway gets green light for Tattenhoe Park development

A development of 160 new homes in Milton Keynes which is to be built using faster modern methods of construction has been given the green light. Bellway will deliver a mix of modular and timber frame houses at Tattenhoe Park as part of a pilot project being led by Homes England. The developer has been […]

THE ROLE OF TIMBER IN ACHIEVING NET ZERO

With the Government’s target for the UK to reach net zero by 2050, the construction industry as a whole must reassess how buildings are designed and constructed to align with this objective. Here, Mike Polack, Structural Engineer at B&K Structures, talks to MMC about the role that engineered timber and hybrid offsite construction play in […]

Modular homes – are we storing up problems for the future?

The market for modular and prefabricated buildings continues to boom, but are we storing up problems for the future that may ultimately cost millions of pounds in repairs and heartache for home owners? According to Global, the country’s fastest growing supplier of insurance backed latent defect warranties, it is a real possibility. Manufacturers from every […]

75,000 sustainable modular homes by end of the decade

Better, Faster, Greener Britain’s manufacturers invest more than £500 million to end Britain’s housing crisis – targeting 75,000 sustainable modular homes by end of decade and 50,000 highly skilled jobs across the UK Six modular homes can be installed each day by a single crane and heating costs are slashed by 20% Upscaling modular housing […]