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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.

offsite homes

Actis welcomes Khan’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

Pan European insulation specialist, Actis, has welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes
West Hill School

McAvoy uses BIM technology for complex offsite building

Offsite construction specialist, The McAvoy Group, has handed over a new school building at West Hill School in Leatherhead, bringing the number of education projects now completed by McAvoy for Surrey County Council to more than 40
off-site manufacture

Inquiry launched into off-site manufacture for construction

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into off-site manufacture for construction
Use of BIM

Exploring the potential of digital technology

Transformation is happening all around us and while other industries have been quick to make the digital leap, the construction industry has been slower out of the starting blocks. Steve Thompson of EOS Facades shares his views on the positive impact technology will have on today’s construction industry
PBC Today

PBC Today April 2018

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of PBC Today. In this issue, Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town & Country Planning Association, looks at how we can deliver more genuinely affordable housing - and argues that councils have a key role to play
offsite construction awards

BSRIA sponsors top accolades at Offsite Construction Awards

BSRIA sponsored the MEP (mechanical electrical plumbing) and POD Technology Award at the Offsite Construction Awards last Tuesday (6th March) at London’s ExCel venue.
Modular housing

Case study: Sustainability and modular housing

Kidbrooke Village in south-east London combines innovative modular construction with sustainability at every level
benefits of offsite construction

Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA, working with its members, industry partners and Buildoffsite, is poised to start work on producing good practice guidance for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction. This guidance is needed now, it would seem, more than ever to encourage and accelerate its uptake into mainstream construction practices, says Kieran Tully
offsite construction

Case study: The changing face of offsite construction

Raymond Millar, Construction Director at the McAvoy Group and Buildoffsite member, looks at the design and offsite construction of a new state-of-the-art academy in Slough and how it was delivered weeks ahead of programme
portable buildings

Avoiding uncertainty with the development of a new learning hub dedicated to modular and...

Uncertainty is a word not often used within the Modular & Portable Building Association, which is currently celebrating 80 years by launching a new specialist accreditation centre and learning hub for its membership and the wider construction industry
Offsite Construction Awards

2018 Offsite Construction Awards winners announced

Over 400 industry leaders and innovators gathered at Ecobuild on 6 March for the Offsite Construction Awards to celebrate best practice and recognise overall expertise in the offsite sector
offsite

McAvoy announces record year & £20m of new projects

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced a record financial year, accomplishing a 10% growth in turnover to £60m
modular housing

Can Modular Housing deliver for the Private Rented Sector?

To support their target of creating 1 million new homes by 2020, the UK Government desires to build more than 100,000 modular homes – however, project management consultancy Tower Eight, question whether the modular delivery model could support the supply of homes to the private rented sector (PRS)
Modular building

How does modular building actually work?

Ever wondered what happens as part of the modular build process? How do building plans leap from the page and become a reality? MTX Contracts, specialists in modular design and build, show us what happens in seven steps
offsite building

Sadiq Khan approves 21-storey offsite building in Croydon

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans for a new 21-storey offsite building in Croydon
Steel frame

Steel frame specialist offers prisoners career rehabilitation

A Manchester-based steel frame construction specialist is offering prisoners a chance for a new career building homes insulated with Actis Hybrid insulation
offsite partnership

Laing O’Rourke, Stanhope and Network Homes agree “game-changing” offsite partnership

Laing O'Rourke has announced a "game-changing" partnership with developer Stanhope and housing association Network Homes to deliver hundreds of homes across the South East
off-site manufacturing

ilke homes creates 150 new off-site manufacturing jobs

ilke Homes, a UK-based modular homes business specialising in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques, is creating 150 new jobs at its first factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire
modular homes

BRE develops product standard to support modular homes

David Gall, Associate Director and Construction Products Sector Lead at BRE, says the quality of pre-manufactured buildings and their performance is paramount to provide consumers with the confidence to demand more to meet the challenges of an undersupply of housing and the skills shortages to deliver them
Offsite construction

Design, Sealed, Delivered: Offsite construction changing an industry

Tom Shaw, director at Ramboll, looks at the growing recognition of offsite construction’s potential in tackling the housing crisis and what needs to happen next
Heathrow expansion

Heathrow launches nationwide tour of sites bidding for Heathrow expansion

Heathrow Airport today (9 February) launches a nationwide tour of 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for Heathrow expansion
BIM Today

BIM Today February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of BIM Today. This issue includes a wide range of articles from across the BIM community, looking at everything from the application of blockchain technology in digital construction to the latest research on the understanding of BIM-related contract issues and the UK projects recognised in the annual Be Inspired Awards for BIM advancement.
skills shortage

FMB’s skills shortage report highlights worst ever levels

A report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), highlighting the fact that the skills shortage of construction workers has hit its worst ever levels, is the latest sign that offsite housing volumes must be increased to help overcome the housing crisis
Offsite Construction

BSRIA support MEP Award at Offsite Construction Awards

BSRIA is again supporting the Offsite Construction Awards which celebrate the best in precision building design and delivery
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PBC Today January 2018

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of PBC Today. In this issue, we sit down with John Hunt of Enterprise Ireland to discuss offsite, digital transformation and the impact of Brexit on construction on both sides of the Irish Sea. We also examine the implications of the Budget for...
new homes

Legal & General confirms new 515 home site

Legal & General has confirmed the acquisition of a 78-acre site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire – with outline planning for 515 new homes

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MMC News

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.