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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.

wood panel products

Norbord Europe joins wood-based panel specialists West Fraser

Norbord Europe has joined the West Fraser organisation, manufacturers of engineered wood-based panel products.
Princeton Gardens

Joint venture to deliver the north’s largest modular housing scheme

Beyond Housing, in partnership with Canvas Homes, will deliver 117 eco-friendly family homes in Stockton-on-Tees, which will become the largest modular housing scheme in the North of England.
Modular homes, modular construction

Modular homes and the global housing crisis: A step in the right direction? 

During the peak of the pandemic, more than 3.9 billion people were told to stay at home by their governments, according to research by the UN’s Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. But, what if you don’t have a home to stay in? Modular construction could be the answer, explains Birgit Linnamae, CEO of Kodasema.
pre-manufactured value

Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) in action

If you’ve yet not started to figure Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) into your planned new-build projects, then chances are you will have heard of it. Consortium Procurement Construction explores.
Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset, NHS, hospital

ModuleCo delivers eye unit extension at Musgrove Park Hospital

ModuleCo has provided a brand new eye unit extension for the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust at its Musgrove Park Hospital site.

VolkerFitzpatrick lifts second part of Brent Cross West station bridge

A new overbridge to provide the public with a pedestrian and cycleway crossing over the Midland Main Line at Brent Cross West has taken another step towards completion.
sips garden rooms

Supply partnership enables continued production of SIPs Garden Rooms

JML SIPs and Hemsec’s supply partnership has enabled continued production of high-quality SIPs-built Garden Rooms.
structural insulated panels

Structural insulated panel homes: A developers guide to building with SIPs

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are the future of building in the UK. Here, specialist manufacturer, Sips Eco Panels offers a guide to SIPs for developers.
Mark Rooney, Premier Modular

Premier Modular appoints new head of hire operations

Premier Modular has appointed Mark Rooney as divisional director for its hire operations.
Aylesbury secondary school, Kingsbrook Secondary School,

Construction underway on new Aylesbury secondary school

Construction has started on the new Kingsbrook Secondary School, a £35m low carbon sixth form entry secondary school in Aylesbury.
construction companies

Modular Building Institute releases 2021 modular construction reports

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) – the world’s largest trade association for the commercial modular construction industry – has released its 2021 annual industry reports.
Merstham Park,

Construction underway on £23.7m low carbon school in Surrey

The McAvoy Group, offsite and MMC specialists, has started on site at Merstham Park secondary school in Redhill, Surrey; a £23.7m DfE pathfinder low carbon project.
Modular housebuilder, CoreHaus

Modular housebuilder to produce 5,000 homes a year

A new steel frame modular housebuilder, CoreHaus, opened its first factory last week intending to build 5000 new homes a year within the next five years.
modular homes carn brea

Work to being on modular housing scheme in Carn Brea

Work is set to begin shortly at Cowlins Mill in Carn Brea, Cornwall on the development of 10 one-bedroom modular homes.
clydebank surgical centre

Kier lands £43m Clydebank Surgical Centre for NHS Golden Jubilee

Kier has been appointed by NHS Golden Jubilee to build a new £43m Surgical Centre at its Hospital in Clydebank.
modular building,

[VIDEO] Modular 10-storey building erected in one day

A Chinese modular construction specialist has erected a 10-storey apartment building in just over one day.
MMC, modern methods, school buildings, construction,

Making historic school buildings fit for modern education

Daniel Barker, head of education development at Darwin Group, explains how Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are proving to be an effective solution for revamping outdated educational buildings.
modular construction uk

Report urges Government and housebuilders to accelerate MMC

A new report has urged Government and housebuilders to create more UK homes using modular construction in a bid to meet housing targets.
timber frame homes

Partnership to deliver timber frame homes to Alway

Housing association Pobl and developer Castleoak have joined forces to deliver low-carbon timber frame homes at Alway in Newport.
Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons, RCS England,

Wates completes £79.7m Royal College of Surgeons regeneration

Wates Construction has handed over work on the £79.7m renovation of Royal College of Surgeons of England’s (RCS England) new headquarters in London.

Modular building: Shaping a sustainable future

According to the UKGBC, around 400m tonnes of materials are used by the UK construction industry each year. New eco-friendly building techniques such as modular construction are predicted to play a key role in reducing the carbon footprint of the sector and improving its sustainability credentials. Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the MPBA, makes a case for modular in shaping a more sustainable future.
modular homes kent

L&G secures Kent site to deliver 153 modular homes

Legal & General Modular Homes has partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Broadstairs, Kent for the development of 153 modular homes.
HS2 facilities, welfare facilities, facilities contracts,

Premier Modular secures major facilities contracts for HS2

Awarded by Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV), Premier Modular has been contracted to provide project offices and welfare facilities for 15 sites that form part of the first phase of HS2.
offsite construction expo denver

Modular Building Institute-sponsored 2021 Offsite Construction Expo returns

The Modular Building Institute-sponsored 2021 Offsite Construction Expo is back in Denver, USA, and online – registration is now open.
sustainable homes, low carbon homes,

Collida and Architype team up to develop low carbon homes

Collida, a Willmott Dixon company, has signed a five-year partnership with Architype, to develop a new generation of sustainable homes using MMC solutions.

Offsite Expo: A masterclass in advanced building technology

Bringing together the sector’s most influential innovators, Offsite Expo provides unparalleled access to a wealth of industry intelligence and offsite expertise. Leading multidisciplinary offsite specialists from Cogent Consulting have played a central role in developing the Masterclass speaker programme – here, managing director Darren Richards shares a few of the many highlights.

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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.