NEWS & EVENTS

Here you will find press releases and current events of EFV as well as information from the member associations.
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15.08.2019 Structural Timber Association (STA)

AIMCH: How Digital And Offsite Construction Can Transform Housebuilding

Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) is a pioneering project that puts collaboration, digital working and large-scale offsite manufacturing at the heart of tackling the housing crisis. Stewart Dalgarno, director...

09.08.2019 Structural Timber Association (STA)

Government urged by MPs to ‘act fast’ with offsite construction

A panel of MPs has urged ministers to 'act fast' to create the conditions for a new style of prefabricated housebuilding if they want to stand any chance of meeting its ambitious targets. The Housing, Communities and Local ...

11.07.2019 Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction (BDF)

Climate protection capacity from the forest

Why prefabricated wooden houses are good for the environment

Heat records. "Fridays for Future. Cities calling for climate emergency. Political election and survey results that underline: The topic of climate protection has never been more present in the public. Products and solutions that can reduce CO...

28.06.2019 Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction (BDF)

Discover and experience modern prefabricated houses:

"Day of the Sample Houses" on September 21 and 22, 2019

This year, the "Day of the Sample Houses" will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2019. For an entire weekend, the Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau (BDF - Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction) offers th...

17.06.2019 Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction (BDF)

Prefabricated building industry demands fair property tax for owner-occupiers

Benefit home ownership and mobilising building land

Around 100,000 single-family homes are built in Germany each year and are mostly occupied by the owners themselves. The Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau (Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction BDF) demands a fair land tax i...

03.06.2019 Structural Timber Association (STA)

Revealing designs for the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

A Vancouver (British Columbia) developer has proposed a mass timber, Passive House skyscraper that could be the worlds tallest wood tower. Delta Land Corporation is working with architect Peter Busby from Perkins + Will to design...

03.06.2019 Structural Timber Association (STA)

Six reasons why timber frame is surging in the UK

In the mid-1980s, negative press about quality control for timber frame housing caused a healthy market to slump from around 40% to less than 10% in a single year. It was slow to rebuild but recent years have seen a marked resurgence in the use of...

02.06.2019 Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction (BDF)

Prefabricated wooden houses are on record course in 2019

Finished construction ratio exceeds 20 percent mark for the first time in the 1st quarter

For the first time, the proportion of prefabricated houses in a quarter now exceeded 20 percent: from January to March 2019, 20.9 percent of building permits for one- and two-family houses in Germany were for an industrially prefabricated house fr...

24.04.2019 Swiss Association of Certified Quality Houses (VGQ)

Timber companies fear for supplies: “Neue Holzbau AG” calls alarm

Actually, much more wood could be cut down in Switzerland. But the development is going in a different direction. Companies like the Neue Holzbau AG in Lungern are worried about supplies. The Swiss forest has already seen better...

15.04.2019 Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction (BDF)

An individual dream house from the factory

Industrial prefabrication gives prefabricated houses an advantage of quality

Accurate to the millimeter, computer-controlled and weather-independent - these are just three of the many trademarks of industrial production that are expected in the automotive and electrical industries. But also houses are increasingly being...