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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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Want to explore MMC but not sure where to start? Here’s how…

If, as a social housing provider, you’re not fully ready to take the plunge into MMC yet, Gary Cawley, regional director of the Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), explores the way forward.
Modular housing provider

Modular housing provider grows order book to over £200m

Modular housing provider, ilke Homes has grown its order book to over £200m after it agrees a £44m deal with ReSI LP’s for-profit provider, ReSI Homes Limited.
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Modular housing provides green bay for institutions to park their capital

Joseph Daniels, founder and CEO of Etopia Group, discusses why lenders will need to look to modular housing to comply with their ESG objectives, future-proof their loan books and achieve their net-zero targets.
East Sussex College

Morgan Sindall begins work on £10m East Sussex College development

Morgan Sindall has started work on the development of a new teaching facility at Hailsham Community College in Hailsham, East Sussex.
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Work begins on energy-efficient modular homes in East Cambridgeshire

Etopia Homes has begun work on its Juniper Place site in East Cambridgeshire to deliver 30 ‘net-zero’ modular homes.
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Network Rail’s innovative railway footbridge design unveiled

Network Rail’s new modular bridge design that could transform rail crossings across Britain has been unveiled at Rail Live today (June 16).
Modular construction,

Modular construction: The push to solve the housing crisis

According to Forbes, during 2017-2018 only 7.5% of the homes built in the UK used modular construction, and although this number has grown year on year, this is still a long way short of market leader Sweden’s mammoth 45%, Sean Keyes, managing director a Sutcliffe explores this.
Martin Irvine, Premier modular

Premier Modular appoints new senior business development manager

Premier Modular has appointed Martin Irvine to its team of offsite specialists as its new senior business development manager.
affordable modular housing

First homes craned into place at South Ayrshire modular housing scheme

The first four homes have been craned into place at the affordable modular housing development in Dundonald, South Ayrshire.
Modular buildings, LHC

Premier wins place on £330m LHC modular buildings framework

Premier Modular’s appointment to the framework covers the design, supply and installation of both temporary and permanent modular buildings to NHS trusts, local authorities, social landlords, and other public bodies.
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MMC and structural defects warranties in technicolour

Modular construction is very much part of our next generation housing stock. Here, ICW and Foot Anstey explore how stakeholders approach a structural defects warranty, looking in turn at the point of view of each party throughout the process.
modular education buildings

Modular buildings: The perfect solution for education estates

Providing the right learning environment for pupils is of paramount importance. No matter what the need is, modular buildings can help you achieve your goals.
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CSIC reveals blueprint for modular approach to office fit-out

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has revealed new plans to transform public spaces into an alternative to city-centre offices, reflecting the changing working patterns post-Covid.
Loughborough school, Iveshead School

Work underway at £9.8m Loughborough school regeneration

Willmott Dixon has commenced construction works on a modular extension and refurbishment at Iveshead School in Shepshed, Loughborough to accommodate new housing growth across the region.
Belle vue, Manchester, Connell College

Construction underway at Co-op Academy Belle Vue in Manchester

Darwin Group has started work to deliver a teaching block for Co-op Academy Belle Vue, East Manchester.
Lewisham Gateway,

Premier Modular to provide accommodation at Lewisham Gateway

Premier Modular is set to deliver modular office accommodation and welfare facilities for Lewisham Gateway phase 2, a £197m regeneration project in London.

World’s tallest modular housing scheme completed in Croydon

The world’s tallest modular housing scheme, reaching a height of 135m has opened in Croydon, London.
David Crawford, CCG

CCG OSM appoints new director

CCG OSM (OFFSITE MANUFACTURING) LTD, a subsidiary of the CCG (Scotland) Group, has appointed a new director as part of the firm’s ongoing strategy for growth.
Nethergate Academy

Premier Modular delivers £2m special educational needs facility

Premier Modular has delivered a new £2m special educational needs facility at Nethergate Academy in Nottingham – an Ofsted Outstanding special school for children with autism, learning difficulties and disabilities.
modular buildings framework

Wernick retains place on LHC modular framework

Wernick Buildings has been reappointed to LHC’s £300m Modular Buildings (MB2) framework to deliver permanent, refurbished and temporary modular buildings.
modular construction,

Modular construction: Initiatives, technology and the future landscape

Viewpoint explores how modular construction is currently being used alongside leading technologies in the UK to elevate and future-proof contractors and their projects.
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Apache unveils £1.6bn plan to build modular rental homes

Apache Capital has revealed plans to launch the UK’s first purpose-built and designed family homes for rent across the UK.
offsite manufacturers,

17 offsite manufacturers win place on £300m framework

17 offsite manufacturers have secured places on the new £300m Modular Buildings (MB2) framework from LHC.
Structural insulated panel

Sips Eco to help meet Scotland’s need for low carbon affordable homes

Structural insulated panel (SIPs) manufacturer, Sips Eco boosts investment to meet Scotland’s pressing need for low carbon, high quality affordable homes.
Brent Cross West station, Midland Main Line

VolkerFitzpatrick installs bridge at Brent Cross West station

VolkerFitzpatrick has installed the first part of the Eastern Overbridge which will provide the first pedestrian and cycleway crossing over the Midland Main Line.
pre-manufactured value calculations

It’s boom time for MMC – time to get involved

John Skivington, group director of LHC, takes a look at the government’s use of pre-manufactured value calculations for MMC projects.

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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.