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Planning for the long run...Modular construction offers more than temporary solution
“In the long run we’re all dead”: so often right, John Maynard Keynes couldn’t have been more wrong. Because, when the chips are down, it's the long run that really matters, and in a world that’s...
Read More November 10, 2021
Lost assurance and new hope…everyone’s a winner with Modular Construction
Builders used to build with assurance, and this was it: every third house was clear profit, in other words an operating margin of 33%. It was an easy rule of thumb that even the most innumerate...
Read More October 19, 2021
A Sure Start out of Lockdown...The Subcontinent Challenges Received Wisdom
India launched its first Subsidised Housing Scheme five years after Independence (in 1952), offering subsidised loans to meet up to 90% of construction costs: but the loan went to the employer (the...
Read More September 27, 2021
Commercial growth requires commercial hubs...and Modulex makes them possible
I’ve seen them before but mostly in ones and twos… travelling into London last week though, I saw legions of trucks and diggers from the train window, criss-crossing and levelling a vast landscape that...
Read More September 20, 2021
Nothing new under the sun...Smart construction technologies are tried and tested
New discoveries can turn out to be old inventions, because there’s nothing new under the sun: when the Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta wound up in Cordoba, Southern Spain, he marvelled at the quality of...
Read More August 24, 2021
Facts are Facts…The Truth about the Moon and Modular Construction
Samuel Shenton lived an otherwise unremarkable life, until one morning in 1956 when he woke with a mission to start The International Flat Earth Society: undeterred by suspiciously round looking...
Read More July 7, 2020