We pioneer a new type of prefabrication model with Industry 4.0 applications including utilization of advanced Building Information Modeling and Design-to-Fabrication technologies, along with innovations in sustainable building materials. This will continue to challenge today’s regulation and yesterday’s mindset of building industry, in order to truly leverage the innovation of the next generation mass-production leading to economies of scale.

The FluxSystem™ is a building technology platform with only 9 standardized multi-functional components that greatly simplifies and improves prefab building production and delivery. It is this innovation platform that combines concise design, advanced manufacturing, and a streamlined supply chain that ensures high quality sustainable developments.

The system’s hollow structural components with unique edges are designed as an advanced version of the traditional column-beam system. They provide an interconnected network performing both structural and servicing functions. Each standardized structural component has different ways of protrusion on its outer edge. As the structural components are inter-locked with one another, the whole structure is greatly strengthened, and the outer edges can be used to place weather seal and as tracks for movable panels (doors, windows etc.), air ducts, electric conduits and pre-built conduits for wireless networks. It is designed with manufacturing and assembly strategies for mass-customization of 5G-compatible buildings in particular.

Fluxus is engaging development partners to develop and deploy building solutions with a focus on integrating low cost, high performance building control systems, where the computing power of 5G platforms presents enormous potentials.

While 5G technology offers many exciting possibilities, building design and construction methods must be carefully managed to optimize signal integrity throughout the structure. At Fluxus, we believe successful integration of sensors, antennas, control systems and other components into the building envelop is best managed in a factory scale setting. Industrialization of connected buildings with compatible IoT interfaces will serve to leverage the full power of 5G.

With technology advances and high computing speeds, building control systems that up to now could only be economically implemented in large, complex structures will be readily adapted to the household environment. Fast, efficient and seamless data streaming will allow the envelope to communicate with HVAC systems, security systems, lighting, appliances and other devices to reduce energy consumption while simultaneously enhancing occupant living experiences. Prefabricated panels can be an excellent scaffold to integrate these technologies. They can be designed to be either 5G transparent or opaque depending on the desired functionality. Pre-installation of system components such as fiberoptic cables, sensors and signal boosters can simplify on-site commissioning processes. Careful placement of structural materials can minimize the risk of signal interference.

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