At RADIAN, we design, make, and deliver modular accommodation units; manufactured in China, Australian designed and tested; for companies which care about how they house their people - mining and resources, hotel and resorts, residential apartment buildings, student accomodation, hospitals, and schools.
The name Radian connotes precision, centre, and a source of energy and light. These are some of the values we aim to bring to our work.
Radian was formed in 2012 by a group of industry experts who have seen and acted on a need for dramatically improved accommodation services in remote areas. The modular accommodation model developed is a more flexible design construction and supply model that can adapt to client requirements.
At Radian we combine Australian design, technical and project management skills, together with Chinese manufacturing capability. QCB has dedicated design capability, manufacturing partners in China and Australian qualified quality assurance team in China to oversee construction quality.
Radian is based in Melbourne and has offices in Hong Kong, and Port Hedland. .
In short, Radian is committed to delivering innovative, precision-built modular accommodation, quickly, and affordable.
Modular buildings are sectional prefabricated buildings consisting of multiple modules built in a factory, and delivered to site via a truck and assembled on site using a crane. They are made from steel, typically 3.5 to 4m wide, and fitted out inside like a normal house, unit, or hotel room. Like lego blocks, they can be joined together or stacked on top of each other to create larger spaces.
Modular construction offers substantial benefits to traditional methods of construction. It is now one of the fastest growing methods of construction, and the new logical frontier of construction methodology. The benefits of modular construction at are simple – Quicker - design and production within weeks; Better – repetitive factory assembly line production in a controlled environment; and Cheaper – savings of up to 30% on traditional in-situ building methods.
Modular construction is not new. Most competitors in the mining and resources industry and large scale engineering type companies, building a functional and uninspiring product that is fit for the purpose of accommodating 100’s of miners. They typically manufacture in Australia, or in large container companies in China. We aim to deliver superior designed units, at reduced costs, and in this way advance the capabilities of the modular industry.
Hotels and apartment blocks or student accommodation, and buildings which lend themselves well to modular construction, as they are stackable over multiple stories, and replicable. Modular is relatively new to these industries. We aim to break into modular solutions for these industries, especially in remote locations.
Include Design – by qualified architects specializing in modular industry; Manfacture – through some of Chinas most renowned fabricators; and Delivery – through affliated international logistics and crane companies.
NOTES TO DESIGNERS
1. Future opportunities
Opportunity exists for RADIAN to develop other subsidiary businesses or services, including modular consulting, product sourcing, and its own or partnered development business. Therefore the logo needs to be adaptable to future growth.
2. Conservative or creative?
Whilst there are some creative modular companies at the “one off” end of the market, designing beautiful homes for private clients, most modular companies at the “mass end” are relatively unimpaginative. We would like to bring some creativity to this market, therefore our design can imply creativity. On the other hand, most of our clients, at least in the mining industry, will be conservative, engineering sorts, who will not want to risk engaging someone too out there. Therefore, use of the name RADIAN to impart precision, accuracy, intelligent insight, understanding of client needs, etc. is important.