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Prefabrication, also known as modular construction, is revolutionising the building and construction industry.  According to Australia Prefabricated Buildings Industry – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts, the prefabricated building markets which represents 3% of the AUD 150 billion construction industry is expected to reach 15% by 2025, creating 20,000 jobs and adding AUD 30 billion to the country’s economy.

In New Zealand, the use of off-site construction and prefabrication is also on the rise. A report by PrefabNZ found that off-site construction accounted for approximately 10% of the residential construction market in New Zealand and also predicted that the use of off-site construction will continue to grow in the coming years, with a goal to achieve 50% by 2050.

ECOTONE Coatings recognises the positive impact this trend is having on the industry and will always consider for projects to ensure that our clients receive the most innovative and sustainable solutions possible.

So, what is prefabrication?

This process involves building sections of a structure off-site in a controlled environment, and then transporting and assembling them on the job site. 

One of the major advantages of prefabrication is its eco-friendliness. Since prefabricated components are built in a controlled environment, there is less waste produced on-site, resulting in reduced environmental impact. Additionally, prefabrication reduces energy usage during construction by minimising transportation, labor, and material costs.

Many large corporations have already recognised the benefits of prefabrication and have incorporated it into their building strategies. Google, for example, has used prefabricated modular construction to build data centers and offices in locations all over the world, including Alabama and Singapore. Marriott Hotels has also used prefabricated construction to build hotels, such as the 26-story AC Hotel in Manhattan, which was assembled in just 90 days.

The use of prefabrication in construction is also helping to address the global housing crisis. In developing countries, prefabricated buildings are being used to construct homes quickly and efficiently, providing much-needed housing for millions of people.

How can ECOTONE help you with prefabrication? 

At ECOTONE Coatings, we believe that the future of construction lies in prefabrication. By utilising this process, we are able to provide our clients with more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable solution. Whether you have a residential or commercial project, prefabrication is a game-changer in the construction industry, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this innovation.

Our team across Australia and New Zealand have completed a number of projects with amazing results every time with each project benefiting enormously from this streamlined process. In South Australia, prefabrication was used to create this stunning building, saving both time and money for our partners.

CEO, Tony Watling, “It allowed us to finish the job 30% faster and eliminate scaffolding costs.”

The concrete was prefabricated off site in the precast yard whilst the cladding was partly precast. They were then brought on site to match each other. The result is stunning.



Find out more about this project here.

Our New Zealand team worked successfully with the prefabrication model on the Student Accommodation in Carlaw Park, saving the developers and builders money on scaffolding and time.

Below are images of the concrete in the precast yard.

When you choose ECOTONE Coatings for your construction project, you can be confident that our team will always consider prefabrication in the planning process. This means that you’ll not only receive a high-quality finished product, but also a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach that will benefit both you and the planet. We can achieve a bespoke solution using our unique Customer Experience Design (CXD) process.

Prefabrication is smart, design-led, and more environmentally friendly. It aligns with our purpose to work with our industry partners to create Stunningly Sustainable buildings that transform our urban landscape. 

Do you have a project that could benefit from prefabrication? Contact our team today using the below form.

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