Modular by SHAPE (formerly KLMS)

An important team within SHAPE, we develop and produce unique modular solutions to solve complex building challenges for our clients across Australia.

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Focused on Client Needs

For more than three decades, our modular team has built its reputation as a market leader in delivering high-quality, modern and bespoke modular solutions. Combining a team of specialists, we provide clients with end-to-end modular solutions to ensure seamless project delivery, from initial feasibility and cost planning to design, manufacturing, site preparation, transportation, installation, landscaping, civil works, and fitout.

With multiple manufacturing facilities across Australia, we specialise in creating a diverse range of prefabricated solutions, both off-the-shelf and customised. Our offerings include buildings for schools, hospitals, offices, sporting facilities, community infrastructure, accommodation, and temporary facilities. These structures can be permanent, relocatable, or temporary, and are available for purchase, long-term lease, or short-term rental.

Smarter Buildings

Modular construction brings all the benefits of manufacturing to traditional construction, with a large part of the process done offsite. This supports faster project delivery, improved safety, exceptional quality control, minimal on-site disruption, and delivers more sustainable outcomes. Adopting non-traditional construction methodologies and new technologies allows us to overcome the toughest of construction challenges and unlock greater value for our clients.

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Our History

K.L. Modular Systems Aust (or KLMS) was founded in Kinglake, Victoria in 1987, focused on the design and manufacture of modular buildings for the education and local government sectors. Under the helm of owners, Sue Rolland and Geoff Marshall, who purchased KLMS in 2010, the business built its reputation as a market leader in providing high-quality, modern, and custom modular buildings for a range of clients. In 2022, SHAPE acquired KLMS to accelerate its growth into the modular construction market. Bringing together the best of both business, KLMS integrated with SHAPE in 2024, boosting our service nationally and delivering greater value for our clients.

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Design Possibilities

We offer a range of design services that are uniquely tailored to our clients; there is no one-size-fits-all approach. We can draw on our historical catalogue of work for quick implementation or customise these designs to fit specific requirements. Additionally, our design team have the capability to modularise traditional construction designs to suit offsite construction methods and transportation restrictions. We work closely with our clients and involve them in the design process to ensure alignment and that each project receives a bespoke, intelligent solution that combines efficiency with flexibility.

Manufacturing & Distribution Capabilities

With manufacturing facilities spanning across Victoria and South Australia, we offer nationwide transportation and installation services. Leveraging on SHAPE’s national footprint, we rely on the support of our local construction services teams to provide support and project management services locally. This integrated approach ensures control and predictability throughout the manufacturing, logistics, and installation process, resulting in smooth and efficient project execution.

Temporary and Transportable Buildings

We know how important it is to keep your business operational during the construction of new facilities, following unforeseeable natural disasters, such as fires or floods, or to meet a sudden increase in business demand. Whether it’s a school, building site, office, pop-up medical facility, training center, bathroom or storeroom, we offer a range of affordable temporary and transportable building solutions. Our buildings can be delivered anywhere in Australia and installed quickly, allowing you to focus on your business.

We offer a variety of commercial arrangements to suit your needs and budget: available for hire, long-term lease, or short-term rental. 

Modular construction can be delivered 50% faster and costs reduced by 20% compared to a conventional build.

Meet the team

Cameron Aitken

Group Manager - Modular

'Cam'

Career
Cameron brings more than 20 years of construction industry experience in Australia and the UK to his role as the national leader of SHAPE’s modular capabilities. Having spent more than 15 years with SHAPE, both in Sydney and Melbourne, Cameron has a reputation for solving complex problems and delivering technically challenging construction projects. His expertise in risk management, stakeholder management and customer experience are what drives the exceptional outcomes on his projects.

Life
Cameron loves sports, particularly the Sydney Swans and NBA, going surfing and playing golf. He feels most relaxed when camping or enjoying excellent coffee, wine and food, particularly dim sims and hot jam doughnuts.

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Ryan Brown

Strategic Director - Modular

'Brownie'

Career
Ryan is a construction management and business development professional who has worked within the construction and property industry for more than 18 years. Having co-founded a modular construction business in South Australia, Ryan has developed strong experience in the adoption of modern methods of construction and has successfully delivered a number of diverse modular construction projects in the healthcare, tourism, and outdoor education sectors. As Strategic Director – Modular, he is responsible for helping strengthen the SHAPE Modular division and developing high-quality and intelligent modular construction solutions to unlock greater value for our clients.

Life
Ryan’s pride and joy is his two young children, and he loves spending his spare time with the family. He is a passionate Adelaide Crows supporter, enjoys a hit of golf and a long day at the beach. Some of his favourite travel destinations include Cape Town, Tokyo, Porto and Nusa Lembongan.

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Zarko Milakovic

General Manager

‘Zarks’

Career
During his more than 15 years in the industry, Zarko has successfully managed various large-scale and complex fitout, refurbishment, and construction projects for a range of clients across the government, education and commercial sectors. His expertise allows him to forecast risks and solutions to provide programme surety, and his ability to create an effective team environment adds enormous value to his projects. With a very strong work ethic and great attention to detail, Zarko ensures the client’s expectations and project objectives remain a focus from pre-construction phase through to project completion.

Life
Zarko loves nature and the outdoors, skiing with his family, and sitting on the front porch of his 3-acre property in Kinglake, Victoria with a cup of Nescafe Blend 43.

Mark Delzoppo

Mark Delzoppo

Manager - Sales and Project Development

'Mark'

 

Career

Mark is responsible for engaging with clients during the sales process, through the design stages to commercial finalisation, including building, civil and landscape works. His role involves working with the client and SHAPE team as well as key subcontractors to ensure the building design, project schedule, and partnership framework is established to ensure project success. With more than 30 years of experience in engineering, business and project management in the mining, construction and building industries, Mark brings a wide range of knowledge to the front end of the project. He has wider interest in modular industry initiatives to improve the impact on the environment and provide accessible housing.

 

Life

Mark is a devoted father of three grown children. In his spare time, he loves to hit the road bike riding, cooking for his family, and listening to music, especially Nick Cave.

Sectors

With over three decades of experience in the education sector, we have become a market leader in designing and delivering safe, functional, and modern modular learning facilities for early learning through to secondary schools and tertiary education. From standard modular classrooms to permanent double- and triple-storey modular buildings, we accommodate for a wide range of student needs in both design and functionality. With minimal on-site disruption and the ability to build around the school calendar, modular construction is fast becoming the preferred solution for schools. We can also provide high-quality, temporary classrooms that can be relocated as needed for schools in high-growth regions, and assist schools with obtaining government grants.

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Modular Projects

Modular Newsletter

SHAPE delivers new modular building for Mount Barker South Primary School in SA

Project News

KLMSA to integrate with SHAPE to bolster modular construction capabilities

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Company News

SHAPE delivers new classrooms for Merici College students in time for 2024 school year

Project News

SHAPE announces acquisition of modular construction business KLMSA

Company News

National Footprint

Modular by SHAPE is available across all SHAPE locations Australia-wide and is supported by SHAPE’s national and regional teams for specialist local knowledge and capability.

Request Modular Capability Outline

Reach out and our team will provide an outline of our capability and experience in your area.

Cameron Aitken

Group Manager - Modular