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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) refers to a wide range of construction techniques, varying from offsite manufacturing, to onsite methods which provide an alternative to traditional methods of construction. The alternative, modern approach to construction has been linked to significant benefits such as speeding up construction delivery, increased quality and reduced labour costs to name a few. Recently we have seen a renewed interest in Modern Methods of Construction as more contractors, housebuilders and developers make use of the variety of systems available. The events of 2020 have caused a marked shift in focus, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses into exploring ways of doing things better, this has led to a marked increase in clients wanting to explore Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to enable them to meet their business goals. In an evolving construction industry which has a backdrop of market uncertainties and a recognised skills shortage, it seems inevitable that those in the sector will pursue more control and use MMC to keep project delivery efficient and sustainable. PBC Today offers a wide selection of Modern Methods of Construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how MMC can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.

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ilke Homes to deliver affordable homes on former Network Rail land

ilke Homes has agreed a deal with emh group to deliver 42 affordable homes on former-Network Rail land in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.
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Modern Methods of Construction: Time for some honesty?

Gary Cawley, director of North & Central England at Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), ‘spills the beans’ about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to implementing Modern Methods of Construction.
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Offsite Alliance & MOBIE invite industry to define offsite housing skills

The Offsite Alliance and Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) have invited the housebuilding industry to help define offsite housing skills.
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Partnership delivers 41 modular homes in Bridgewater

Keepmoat Homes and LiveWest have partnered with ilke Homes to deliver 41 modular homes in Bridgewater.
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George Eliot hospital delivered on budget and ahead of schedule

George Eliot hospital was delivered ahead of schedule and on budget thanks to Wernick’s modular construction techniques. Discover more here.
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World of Modular preview: Sharing materials and applications expertise

In this preview for the World of Modular event, we take a look at CEO of structural design firm Innovative Structural Engineering, Shawn Lothrop’s presentation.
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World of Modular preview: How setting differs for steel or wood modules

Scott Bridger, co-founder of modular installation subcontracting company ProSet Inc, takes a look at how the setting process differs for steel and wood modules.
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World of Modular preview: Modular Skyscrapers

Michael Hough, founder and principal at MJH Structural Engineers in Dublin explores the world of modular skyscrapers.

NHBC’s Building for tomorrow: Quality, MMC and climate change

Quality, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), and climate change takes centre stage at the 30th anniversary of NHBC’s building for tomorrow (bft) event.
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World of modular preview: Offsite construction, safety, and Covid

John Buongiorno, director of the modular division at Axis Construction, discusses how Axis has helped push modular to the next level.
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Offsite specialist secures £30m hospital in Berwick

Offsite construction specialist, Merit has been awarded the new £30m hospital in Berwick.
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SO Modular achieves BOPAS certification

SO Modular has attained a BOPAS accreditation, recognised by principal mortgage lenders as providing the necessary assurance to address the perceived risks associated with innovative construction methods.
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World of modular preview: European prefab style and quality

The Modular Building Institute offers insight into European prefab style, with a look at Casas inHAUS, a leader in the production of modular homes in Spain.
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TopHat hands over affordable modular homes in Medway

Modular housing company TopHat has handed over 20 affordable energy-efficient homes for Medway Council.
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Cabot Square Capital acquires majority stake in Premier Modular

Cabot Square Capital has acquired a majority shareholding in Premier Modular for an undisclosed sum.
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Fruition Properties excels land activity with trio of MMC projects

Fruition Properties has announced a partnership with landowners on three new MMC mixed-use projects across London.
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Morgan Sindall uses MMC on major hospital upgrade

Morgan Sindall Construction is set to deliver major refurbishment works at James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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Dutch modular company opens first UK office

Dutch modular construction company Jan Snel BV, subsidiary of Daiwa House, has established a new UK office in South Wales.
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Architects embracing the new wave of modular

Without a fresh approach to housing design and delivery, the same issues are likely to remain, Andrew Shepherd, managing director of TopHat, says architects must embrace modular construction to avoid poor design.
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Case study: Special build for special school

The latest addition to Ty Gwyn Special School may look like a normal school building, but it is packed with interesting features and was delivered using modern methods of construction.
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Modular construction: Providing an agile solution

Recent events have resulted in the construction industry coming under unprecedented scrutiny – construction materials, practices and, most of all, safety are under the spotlight. Jackie Maginnis chief executive of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA), discusses how Modern Methods of Construction can respond to help provide a solution.
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Scotframe earns ‘NHBC Accepts’ assurance mark

Scotframe has become one of the first timber frame specialists in the UK to secure the NHBC Accepts mark for its Valutherm PLUS build system.
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Sustainable timber construction: Why the UK needs to be all in

Timber’s green credentials mean the UK has to get fully behind its wider adoption for sustainable construction, says Malcolm Thomson of Scotframe.
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Adapting construction site working practices throughout the pandemic

Darwin Group’s construction director, Spencer Stokes, outlines how the firm and industry adapted site working practices to ensure the safety of the project team, its clients and the public throughout several peaks of coronavirus cases.

Modular construction: Letter from America

Brett M Stevens of US-based start-up iBUILT examines the case for modular offsite construction in a Covid world.
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Major shift needed to increase UK uptake of MMC

Architect Lukas Thiel of White London Studio compares the rise of Modern Methods of Construction in Sweden and the UK, the difference with traditional building and calls for a clear vision for their successful adoption.

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) refers to a wide range of construction techniques, varying from offsite manufacturing, to onsite methods which provide an alternative to traditional methods of construction.

The alternative, modern approach to construction has been linked to significant benefits such as speeding up construction delivery, increased quality and reduced labour costs to name a few.

Recently we have seen a renewed interest in Modern Methods of Construction as more contractors, housebuilders and developers make use of the variety of systems available.

The events of 2020 have caused a marked shift in focus, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses into exploring ways of doing things better, this has led to a marked increase in clients wanting to explore Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to enable them to meet their business goals.

In an evolving construction industry which has a backdrop of market uncertainties and a recognised skills shortage, it seems inevitable that those in the sector will pursue more control and use MMC to keep project delivery efficient and sustainable.

PBC Today offers a wide selection of Modern Methods of Construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how MMC can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.