Industrialised construction. The way of the future

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Welcome to In the Frame for November 2023, keeping you updated on the world of modular and light steel construction with Howick.
This month we catch up with modl and Mark III Construction, two companies that have restructured to capitalise on the growth of modular construction. 

In our STEEL HORIZONS I BOSTON 2023 speaker series, Dave Cooper explores the global mega-trends reshaping construction. We also have Amy Marks’ insights into how our view of data, BIM and design-make solutions will change with “expected experience”.
The modl leadership team
Image: Venkat Borusu, (Director of Global Affairs), Michael Iagnemma (CEO), Brian Iagnemma (Principal, Synergy Steel).
modl to reshape the world of prefabrication 
Of the movers and shakers in AEC in 2023, one merger will be especially exciting for the future of prefabrication globally.

modl is a new company created from the merger of UBC (Unique Building Concepts) Impex LLC in India and SynTech Design LLC in the United States. Combining their expertise, they are aiming to be a comprehensive solution for AEC projects worldwide.
"These are two great companies, and together, they present a powerful one-stop-shop proposition,” says Howick CEO Nick Coubray.
The M3C Team
Mark III restructures to build better healthcare facilities for less

Mark III Construction has restructured to create 3 new divisions including M3 Components. Their entire focus is on revolutionising the way healthcare projects are planned and delivered.


According to CEO Dan Carlton, M3 Components is the natural evolution of Project Mountain, an incubator programme they ran for six years with healthcare partners. In a series of R&D projects, they demonstrated: “standardisation and modular building could save customers in the medical industry 16-21 percent on their MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) wall framing costs and decrease the construction schedule by 20 percent."

Dave Cooper at STEEL HORIZONS 2023
Dave Cooper and the four global megatrends
Few people are better placed than Dave Cooper to spot the global megatrends in construction. As the host of Dave Cooper Live he is constantly travelling the world, talking with industry trailblazers and discovering how they are “building it better”.

At STEEL HORIZONS I BOSTON, he took attendees on a worldwide tour of the latest projects and innovations from around the world, all while revealing four megatrends he believes are shaping the future of construction. 

Amy Marks at STEEL HORIZONS 2023
Amy Marks and the impact of expected experience 
Amy Marks is called the “Queen of Prefab” for a reason. She is one of the world’s leading prefabrication consultants and is known for incorporating transformational methodologies and championing new ways of working.

In her presentation at STEEL HORIZONS I BOSTON, she explains what she believes will create the tipping point within the industry: expected experiences. When they are not met, change happens, and that change will be about greater connectivity between people, processes and data.

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November 2023   #In The Frame