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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.

homlessness in London

Modular housing scheme to tackle homelessness in London

PLACE (Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise) Ltd is looking for modular homes to tackle homelessness in London.
off-site construction

How to use new skills for modular construction excellence

Daltons Wadkin, discuss five key skills to ensure excellence in the off-site construction process, to achieve only the highest of standards
Off-site Manufacture

Radical overhaul of construction sector needed to meet housing demand

The construction sector cannot meet the UK’s desperate need for housing, according to the House of Lords who say off-site manufacturing could be the solution to improving productivity
Farmer Review

The construction industry 18 months on from the Farmer Review

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights the key points raised at an interactive discussion organised for industry peers at which guest speaker Mark Farmer examined the progress the industry has made since the publication of Modernise or Die
Vibro Piling

Modular Homes: Common Misconceptions

Premier Guarantee discusses some of the increasingly popular methods of construction.
Modern methods of construction

Modern methods of construction could create £40bn export market

According to consultancy and construction firm, Mace, the UK could create a new £40bn a year global export market if it establishes the country as a leader in Modern Methods of Construction
offsite homes

Think tank report’s vision will require more offsite homes says Actis

A new campaigning think tank report suggesting a radical rethink into how the UK manages the housing market will require an increase in offsite construction, says insulation specialist Actis
construction sector deal

Government unveil details of £420m construction sector deal

In further details released by the government, the construction sector deal identifies a vision to build new homes faster and a commitment to using digital technologies
Modular

RDA Modular unveils 3D printing-injection solution

RDA Modular has announced plans to build a new factory that implements their 3D printing-injection construction process to address the current global housing crisis
modular construction

Construction company responds to rise in demand for modular construction

Seven Oaks Timber Frame, part of JG Hale Construction, is to be turned into a separate limited company and rebranded as Seven Oaks Modular in a move that reflects the increasing demand for modular construction solutions in the UK
modular buildings

Research reveals greater demand for volumetric modular buildings

Research from AMA Research has shown a 6% increase in prefabricated volumetric modular buildings and portable accommodation in 2017.
modular homes

Ilke homes secures partnerships to deliver additional modular homes

ilke Homes, a British modular homes business, has announced partnerships to deliver an additional 56 new modular properties across the UK
modular homes

Modular construction vs Traditional building

A site in Gateshead has created the ultimate head-to-head, as modular homes and traditionally built houses are to be constructed so that potential buyers can compare the quality of both methods
modular factory

Berkeley Homes to begin modular factory build

Construction on Berkeley Homes' modular factory in Kent is set to commence this month. In order to make the transition towards offsite construction, Berkeley Homes' announced in December last year that it had secured a 160,000 sq ft site in Gravesham for the facility
cross-laminated timber

New Cross-laminated Timber guide published

Lucideon has released a new testing guide for manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in offsite buildings
geospatial

Autodesk to showcase BIM leadership at GEO|Design+BIM 2018

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, has announced Autodesk as a Gold Sponsor
offsite

McAvoy appoints new head of manufacturing and innovation

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced the appointment of David Clark as Head of Manufacturing and Innovation
CSIC

CSIC issues industry appeal for innovation in automation

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has issued a call for construction businesses across the country to put forward proposals on how to increase efficiency or quality through automation

BOPAS registrations set to outperform previous years

BLP Insurance, the specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer, has revealed significant growth in the number of registrations under the Build Offsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) over the last three years, with 2018 on track to outperform all previous years
GEO|Design+BIM

GEO|Design+BIM 2018 opens call for speakers

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and BIM in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, is now accepting speaker proposals
offsite construction

Open day to offer insight into offsite for student accommodation

On 27 June, Fusion Building Systems will be holding an open day at its Northampton manufacturing facility for architects, contractors, developers and investors working in the student accommodation sector to learn about the opportunity for light gauge steel as an offsite construction system
offsite

Actis backs NHBC’s call for more offsite homes

The NHBC’s call this week for a drastic shift towards building more offsite homes in order to reach government housing targets has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis
offsite manufacture

Inquiry told offsite held back by ‘lack of trust’

A parliamentary inquiry has been told that procurement models must change and construction companies need to overcome a “lack of trust” if offsite manufacture is to become a success The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee heard evidence from a multitude of expert witnesses as part of its first...
bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions launches RIBA-accredited CPD for bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has launched the only RIBA-accredited CPD training programme for bathroom pods
BOPAS accreditation

Swan Housing Group awarded BOPAS accreditation

BLP Insurance has announced that Swan Housing Group, one of the leading regeneration housing associations in the UK, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for its precision engineered, modular, cross-laminated timber (CLT) homes
Bryden Wood

Bryden Wood awarded queen’s award for enterprise

Architecture and operations consultancy, Bryden Wood, has become one of the first architects to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for innovation that changes the fundamentals of design and construction

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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.